- Cheryl on MLK and two other anniversaries from Estonia and Azerbaijan.
- Juan Cole on MLK and war.
- On the current administration and civil rights, by Scott Horton.
- Mary Dudziak at Balkinization on MLK and Thurgood Marshall.
See also Glenn Greenwald's fine piece in Salon on the endless Iraq War and its inheritance with the next administration. And then go to Andrew Bacevich's terrific piece in the WaPo on why "the surge" furthers the perpetual war.