It’s been an emotional day, at least for this old cracker who remembers the “I Have a Dream” speech from childhood.

Here are some news/views remainders:

* WaPo’s Milbank mulls the high level of southern Republican subscription to Obama conspiracy theories.

* TNR’s Alec MacGillis discusses the massive money pouring into both sides in the gun-policy-driven recall election of two Colorado state senators on September 10.

* Conservatives going absolutely wild over Jesse Jackson quote calling Tea Party “the resurrection of the Confederacy.”

* At Ten Miles Square, Mark Kleiman speaks derisively to conservatives complaining about the “politicization” of the MLK legacy.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer finds, in the University of Liberia, a college more selective than Ivy schools: a zero-percent acceptance rate this year.

And in non-political news:

* After finding no evidence he benefitted personally from autographs sold by collecters, NCAA gives Johnny Manziel slap on wrist–a suspension for the first half of Texas A&M’s opener with Rice. A&M is a 26-point favorite in the game.

Let’s close with one more song from the March on Washington. I haven’t found video of the performance of “We Shall Overcome” by a group of SNCC members, which Julian Bond talked about in a recent WaPo interview. But here are some images of the March with a performance of the great hymn/anthem by three women who were there:


Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.