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The Fall of Adrian Fenty

JESSICA BADER: Somewhat lost amidst all of the Tea Party drama on the Republican side of last week’s primaries was one prominent Democratic incumbent being ousted. Adrian Fenty’s bid for a second term as mayor of Washington, D.C. was snuffed out by Vincent Gray, the head of the city council. In the week since then, there have been a couple of different explanations for Fenty’s defeat, each with some merit.

JEFF MORROW: During the Fenty administration, the pursuit of school reform and smart urban growth was subsumed into the a battle over D.C.’s racial and socioeconomic identity. His defeat exposed the fault lines of a city in transition. Continue reading

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Glenn Beck’s Rally

AKIE BERMISS: I scoff at nearly everything Glenn Beck does. I don’t like the man, the personality, or the message. I basically detest all that is Glenn Beck. I do think while, yes, being what most Americans would call a liberal. I believe that Beck’s overt message of Christianity and belief in God being requisite to being a true American is a perversion of both Christianity AND America. He is a fool’s fool. And that’s why, while I scoff at him, I worry about the undue influence he has. His ability to motivated hundreds of thousands of people to come out to Washington DC on the strength of HIS being there? That is my greatest worry. And perhaps our greatest failure as Americans.

ALLISON REILLY: Forty years after Martin Luther King Jr’s speech, we continue to quote and to teach his message in schools, in academic papers and in politics. Forty years from the Restoring Honor Rally, we still won’t know how many people attended, what Alveda King said or what Albert Pujols was doing there in the first place. Continue reading

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