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.
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.)
Writer Luis Alberto Urrea will discuss the immigration protests today (the “day without immigrants“) on CNN.
Wikipedia proves susceptible to dirty political tricks.
Civil rights author Florence Mars has died.
Thomas Frank eviscerates the “squishy centrism” advocated in Joe Klein’s Politics Lost.
The Justice Department redacts a Supreme Court quotation.