I'm still in DC ... I accepted a bump from my flight this morning, so I'm back at Take Back America and will be in the nation's capital for this afternoon's commemorations of five years of war before flying home tonight - unless I manage to get bumped again, that is. (Hey, for another free ticket? I have a free place to stay here, so I'm flexible!)
As you can imagine, Barack Obama's speech about race is the talk of the town today. I happened to catch a replay of it just before a panel discussion here on racial equity - an experience I posted about at DemocracySpace, my nonpartisan day job blog. Check it out.
I thought the "A More Perfect Union" speech was one of Barack's best yet - and that's saying something. If you missed it, you can watch the video and/or read the transcript here. I also really liked the NPR coverage this morning, wherein reporter Ben Calhoun pointed out that the Biblical prophet Jeremiah - like Obama's former pastor - was "thrown into a pit and left to die because he didn't seem to love his country. But in reality, it was Jeremiah's love for his country that drove him to point out his nation's problems."