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.
* 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: