07/19/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Elena Kagan's Daily Princetonian Articles: Pieces Show Dedication, Early Liberalism

Last night the Senate Judiciary Committee began posting hundreds of pages of material submitted by Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan to its Web site, starting with the 70 stories she wrote for her college paper, The Daily Princetonian. Reading all 70 of her clips in quick succession as a prelude to the inventory of her career, it's remarkable how clearly her passions and beliefs show through. What emerges is a portrait of an earnest liberal, concerned especially with issues of gender, equality, and identity politics.