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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A More Perfect Union

Barack Obama's address today in Philadelphia has already been called one of the greatest speeches in history, which probably builds it up to an expectation impossible to fulfill. You may have seen clips of it on the news. But I invite you to watch the whole 37 minutes from the beginning.

It's pretty remarkable: An honest speech...by a politician trying to defuse a controversy? A speech about the subject of race (so rarely discussed honestly and openly in this country) that pulls no punches, and yet makes you feel good, not bad, about our prospects?

No matter your own political inclinations, you may find the speech both thought-provoking and comforting. This guy may well be our next president. Watching this may well help you decide how you feel about that. (No doubt you can tell how I feel.)

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