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MLK controversial quote still there

The National Park Service was supposed to remove the quote shown above in February. Now we’re closing in on April and it’s still there. Blame it on the sequester. I don’t take a stand on whether the shortened quote makes … Continue reading

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MLK Memorial inscription to be removed

It’s coming off. The “drum major” quote on the side of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall will be stripped, says Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. Responding to criticism the compilation of a speech by … Continue reading

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Cherry blossoms all around us

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MLK Memorial controversy is so typical of Washington gridlock

I take no stance on whether the drum major quote should be changed on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. I’ll let more educated minds decide the matter. But what truly fascinates me about this whole controversy is how it … Continue reading

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Happy MLK day

A few thoughts on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial: It is a very personal memorial to folks like me who are 50 or older. Unlike Thomas Jefferson or Abraham Lincoln, we actually remember when this person lived. And died. … Continue reading

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Dr. King Memorial to debut Aug. 22

Get ready for some excitement around the National Mall in coming days. The long-awaited Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial has a soft debut on Aug. 22, a formal District residents-only viewing on Aug. 23 and an estimated 250,000 coming … Continue reading

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Sneak peak of MLK memorial

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial will be dedicated on Aug. 28 and it’s already rising along Independence Ave. (across from District’s World War I memorial. OK, a short ways from the World War II Memorial heading west). Here’s a … Continue reading

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