Salon has an interesting interview with Arthur Goldwag, author of the new book The New Hate: A History of Fear and Loathing on the Populist Right. He argues that the racist and conspiracist approach of today’s right-wing nut jobs is “largely the same as it was 50 years ago.”
But what caught my attention was [...]
MLK Jr. Day 2012 and in OUR very own Capitol building in Madison, Sherrilyn Ifill, a law professor and a civil rights lawyer tied Reverend King to todays current political events. Governor Scott Walker looked very uncomfortable but the speech is brilliant and here it is:
A Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Watchdog report finds racial bias in traffic stop data for Milwaukee and Dane counties and some issues with the State Patrol.
After 43 years it seems the struggle still continues for public employees.
The Cheddarsphere has been going crazy these last few days, and many blogs have done a great job covering the fine details of this and keeping the conversations going. I especially want to give huge Kudos for Zach right here at Blogging Blue for doing yeoman’s work on this important issue. Also an h/t to [...]
I am sure you have probably seen this floating all over the internet.
Mark Shield, quoting Allen Ginsberg, a historian in Maine: “This week, we saw a white, Catholic, Republican federal judge murdered on his way to greet a Democratic woman, member of Congress, who was his friend and was Jewish. Her life was [...]
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This is what August 28 should be best remembered for:
Have a great Saturday!
Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
No words I write can do Dr. King justice, so I’m going to honor his memory through his own words. Here’s the famous “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered by Martin Luther King, Jr. on August 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.