MLK Day Traffic Jam

I’ve got the day off for the King holiday. Since I’m not actually stuck in Beltway traffic as a result of this occasion, I hereby dedicate the daily linkfest accordingly:

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. Strawberry Fields Forever
    I guess nothing is forever. Beatles’ Strawberry Fields to Close Forever AFP Jan. 14, 2005 — Strawberry Fields, the English orphanage immortalized in the famous Beatles song “Strawberry Fields Forever,” is to close soon. The facility in the Woolton d…


  3. Young Pundit says:

    Lies From The PLO
    In its strongest such appeal since the death of Yasser Arafat, the PLO’s top body “demanded halting all military acts that harm our national interests”. The statement followed last week’s attack by militants at the Karni crossing between …

    What others are saying around the ‘sphere in commemoration of Martin Luther King Day… Juliette Ochieng says “Thank you” Casey Lartigue tackles Dr. King’s legacy and the school-choice angle. Dawn Eden highlights MLK’s niece Alveda, an outspoken o…

  5. from the protein wisdom archives*: "There's no such thing as 'race' (and its a good thing, too)"
    In many different contexts, people have continued to identify the Other by reference to phenotypical features (especially skin colour) which therefore serve as indicative of a significant difference. Moreover, they have continued to use the idea of &qu…

  6. basil's blog says:

    PGH Assignment: Detecting Media Bias
    I was walking through the Piggly Wiggly, carrying a shopping basket, trying to find a pack of Hebrew National hot dogs. The Wal-Mart used to carry them, but I haven’t seen them there recently. So, I thought I’d try Piggly Wiggly. Alas, no such luck. …

  7. Bit'sBlog says:
    The ones who are not changing their views on race, who are not changing their stands so as to be more in line with Dr. King’s dream, are white liberals.

  8. The Calculus of Insurgency
    The question that needs to be answered by critics using comparisons of troop strengths in previous operations is, “How does increasing or decreasing the number of troops in Iraq contribute to our willingness to endure, the articulation of a Rule of La…

  9. Pajama Hadin says:

    Dr. Martin Luther King
    Brief and to the point:

    I do not believe that Dr. King would approve much of the misery merchants many in Black Leadership have become, exploiting for political power and money rather than effectively helping the Black community by offering it real …

  10. On the same wavelength
    OK, Tig, this “wave” is from your fan club: A break from blogging is OK, but I don’t want to hear the “Q” word. Tell me instead that, having the winter version of spring fever, you are merely pulling my…