There are too many good tributes out there to link just one. Read his speeches, read the threatening letter the FBI sent to him, look at the pictures. King wasn’t just a great civil rights leader; he was a patriot, challenging the nation to be its better self.
I did not want to highlight this little speech from Rubio that actually moved me.
Just imagine if we were inaugurating this guy in four days time.
Time to clear out my tabs.
- Barack Obama visited a mosque this week to denounce anti-Muslim violence. Anti-Muslim violence is a real and deplorable thing. But the majority of ethnic violence around the world is anti-Semitic and it’s not really close. In France, Jews are fleeing the country for Israel due to waves of violence.
- MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech is one of the most iconic and important speeches in American history. It’s not good enough, college students say, because it doesn’t include gender identity.
- Last week was School Choice Week over at Reason. And I’d like to point out that School Choice works. Check out the performance of Louisiana schools since Jindal’s overhaul.
- Italy covered up some nude statues to avoid “offending” Iranian visitors (interestingly, without Iran having asked for it). Marc Randazza lets them have it.
- South Africa is going to lift the ban on trading rhino horn in an attempt to save the species from total collapse. Environmentalists are aghast. I think it can’t work worse than their current conservation efforts.
- The latest on potential breakthroughs in nuclear power. Any serious attack on global warming should start with nuclear power. Hell, any serious energy policy at all should start with it, even if we ignore global warming.
- Trumps whining and crying is delicious. I’m very curious to see how the national polls look next week.