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” The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial honors a man of conscience; the freedom movement of which he was a beacon; and his message of freedom, equality, justice and love. It is the first on the National Mall devoted, not to a United States President or war hero, but a citizen activist for civil rights and peace.
The dedication of The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial will take place on the National Mall in Washington, DC on Sunday, October 16 at 11 a.m. Dedication Free and Open to Public, No Tickets Required.
Factory Job Gains Under Obama Best Since Clinton: BGOV Barometer
Sep 25, 2012 9:00 PM PT By Shobhana Chandra – bloomberg
In an election focused on jobs, President Barack Obama can boast of crossing one milestone: the longest stretch of employment gains in manufacturing in almost two decades.
The BGOV Barometer shows U.S. factory positions have grown since early 2010, arresting a slide that began toward the end of the 1990s. It’s the best showing since the era of Bill Clinton, the only president in the last 30 years to leave office with more factory jobs than when he began.
“The gain in manufacturing jobs is certainly helpful, it is one way to show we’re moving forward,” said Terry Madonna, a political science professor and director of the Franklin & Marshall College poll in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. “President Obama has to create a psychology all over the country that things are getting better. This is a piece explaining that idea.”