Bill Boyarsky / TruthdigAug 30, 2008
In a speech that rose beyond the occasion, Sen. Barack Obama changed the dynamics of the presidential campaign. With fire in his eyes and politeness thankfully forgotten, he finally put Sen. John McCain on the defensive, most notably mocking the Republican's claim that he's best suited to be commander in chief. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigApr 5, 2008
John McCain told a Memphis crowd gathered in memory of the assassination of Martin Luther King that "I was wrong" to oppose a national holiday for Dr. King, but that didn't stop some in the crowd from heckling the would-be president. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigApr 4, 2008
Forty years ago today, Robert Kennedy informed a crowd gathered in the center of Indianapolis that Martin Luther King Jr. had been shot. The improvised but powerful speech that followed is widely credited for keeping the peace in that community. Indianapolis was one of the few big cities in America that did not erupt into violence that night. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Eugene Robinson / TruthdigApr 4, 2008
Much has changed in the years since Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, and yet many black Americans struggle now more than ever. We must acknowledge progress if we are to take up the work that is left incomplete. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Amy Goodman / TruthdigApr 3, 2008
It has been 40 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., while standing on the balcony outside his room at the Lorraine Motel. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
E.J. Dionne Jr. / TruthdigMar 21, 2008
Let's ask the hard question about the Rev. Jeremiah Wright: Is he as far outside the African-American mainstream as many of us would like to think? Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJan 23, 2008
The campaign trail takes its toll on even the most robust constitution, as evidenced by this footage of Bill Clinton nodding off during a Martin Luther King Day speech. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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