Lessons Not Learned
A year ago I was freezing on the Mall with a few million others,
watching the inauguration of a new President. Today I'm sweltering in
my unnaturally hot office, fearing the inauguration of a new movement.
A year ago, the mall was packed with grassroots democratic voters;
young people, people of color, and activated independents whose massive
discouragement with the political status quo had driven them to dig
down, dismiss the conventional nay-sayers and work hard for change and