Monday morning politics

  • My friend Michelle marched with NOW in this weekend’s Iraq protest. So, she said, did one of my heroes: 83-year-old writer and activist Grace Paley. That’s one of Michelle’s snapshots, above.
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  • At the White House Correspondents Dinner, Stephen Colbert lampoons an unsmiling Bush by pretending to support him. (Here’s the video; George Murray has transcribed some choice sections.)
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  • Writer Luis Alberto Urrea will discuss the immigration protests today (the “day without immigrants“) on CNN.
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  • Wikipedia proves susceptible to dirty political tricks.
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  • Civil rights author Florence Mars has died.
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  • Thomas Frank eviscerates the “squishy centrism” advocated in Joe Klein’s Politics Lost.
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  • The Justice Department redacts a Supreme Court quotation.

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