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I Have a Dream

King Memorial Should Bring Renewed Attention to His Call for Continuous, Positive Action

Rep. Andre Carson | Posted 10.27.2011 | Black Voices
Rep. Andre Carson

For many, Dr. King's name evokes first and foremost his incredible oratory. But Dr. King was so much more than eloquent words with unparalleled persuasive force.

The Struggle Continues for the Dream

Rep. Alcee L. Hastings | Posted 10.27.2011 | Black Voices
Rep. Alcee L. Hastings

Today, when the term "civil rights" appears to be an old-fashioned concept and the ideology of post-racialism penetrates the minds of many Americans, it is only proper to pause and recognize moments in history that remind us not only of how far we have come, but of how the fight for equality still continues.

King's Eloquence Goes Far Beyond "I Have A Dream"

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The best-known parts of "I Have A Dream" have entered into a sort of comfortable familiarity, which allows everyone to view them without being challenged by the more pointed things Dr. King had to say that day.

Obama Is America's Third Greatest Presidential Orator in Modern Era

Richard Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Greene

Just six and one half years ago, a young state senator spoke for 16 minutes and 11 seconds (just 4 seconds longer than the real "King's Speech," Marti...

MLK Jr. "I Have A Dream" Speech (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, honoring one of the greatest civil rights leaders of all time. Celebrated this year on January 17, 2011, the ...

Putting a Smiley Face on the Tea Party

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

It all seemed a little strange on August 28th. Glenn Beck insisted his "Restoring Honor 8/28" rally was a revival meeting, not a "political" event.

An Open Letter to Glenn Beck

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Before, I thought you were just another cable news talk show host. Now, you are using the language of a spiritual and even a religious leader. But to invoke the name of God and the vocation of a spiritual leader has consequences.

Apathy Is Still The Enemy

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Abelson

Well, the Lincoln Memorial Beckanalia has come and gone, and all the handwringing and ridiculing that led up to it has subsided. But there's one critical thing that still needs to be said.

The U.S. Military's 1947 Warning on Intolerance

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Ritz

It is and always has been a risk in free societies that those interested in power or ideology will take advantage of those freedoms to deny the same to others.

Stage Is Set For Glenn Beck Rally On Anniversary Of King's 'Dream' Speech

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — Glenn Beck says it's just a coincidence his Restoring Honor rally on Saturday at the Lincoln Memorial will take place on the annive...

Could You Just Get Over Your Negativity About Positive Focus?

Russell Bishop | Posted 03.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

It takes great courage to face adversity, imagine a better outcome, and then get off your butt and do something about it.

Change and the Dream: Teaching Our Children About Non-Violent Living

Terry Real | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Terry Real

It is in everyone's interest -- the victim, the bully and the bystander -- to create a safe environment in which respect for one another is not just a voluntary matter but a baseline norm that we insist upon.

Happy New Era! (a Greeting to Share With Your Pals)

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Lewis


Martin Luther King, Jr.- Cleansing the Fabric of Our Nation

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael DeJong

Today more than ever, Dr. King now seems with us. His premonition of not reaching the Promised Land at this moment seems false, because Barack Obama is standing on King's shoulders.

Obama Does and Doesn't Fulfill King's Dream

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

A percentage of whites who said they'd vote for Obama also said that blacks were more crime prone than whites. Yet Obama was seen as a racial exception, the penchant for making these distinctions between blacks.

Is Obama's Inauguration MLK's Dream? Yes and No

Casey Gane-McCalla | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Casey Gane-McCalla

In his "I Have a Dream" speech, MLK talked about a check given to African Americans that had bounced, a check that said "all men were created equal." 45 years later, has the check cleared?

McCain Salutes Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" Speech

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Lewis

McCain: I have a dream that one day all men will live out the true meaning of my creed: "We hold these first wives to be self-evidently dump-able (especially if they have gained a lot of weight after a severely disfiguring car accident).

McCain's MLK Moment: "I Have A McDream!"

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Lewis

"I am grateful for the fact that I have a wonderful life. I spent some years without a kitchen table, without a chair, and I know what it's like to b...

Friday Talking Points [38] -- Whiners And Cheeseheads

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back to Friday Talking Points, after a one-week hiatus! While plenty has happened in the past two weeks which bears close and careful analysis...

Obama to Accept Nomination on 45th Anniversary of the "I Have a Dream" Speech

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

Senator Obama's nomination confirms Dr. King's observation that "the moral arc of the universe" is long, but bends toward freedom and justice for all.