An Election Day civics lesson

On the day he was elected president, Barack Obama told his supporters that they had lifted him into office. He left out something crucial.

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The Martin Luther King we need

When Martin Luther King spoke at Riverside Church in April 1967, his audience did not hear the rousing cadences of the “I have a dream” speech or see the joyful vision of the future that the civil rights leader pictured at the March on Washington. In recordings, his deep voice sounds weary and filled with…