Today Barack Obama addressed the nation on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Check out the full speech in the video above. More related links:
- Who was notably absent at the Lincoln Memorial today? Republican leadership.
- “Yes, I was there…and then is now“.
- On King’s rhetorical improvisation.
- “Where are they now?”: March on Washington edition.
The ACLU has launched a petition demanding that Nebraska allow same-sex couples to provide foster homes to kids in need. Warning: it’s a tear-jerker, with a story of a kid that was transferred between 17 foster homes before his awesome gay parents adopted him.
Data on the New York Times byline gap.
On the myth of the “teenage temptress”.
After a Republican challenger leveled a not-so-subtle attack on his masculinity because of an alleged pedicure habit, Cory Booker put him in his place today, calling the remarks “callous, bigoted disrespect to gays and lesbians” and reaffirming his stance that his sexual orientation is no one’s business. nb: Here’s a reminder on when we deserve to know about someone’s sexuality.