There seems to be agreement that Jon Stewart saved the best for last. The speech he gave at the end of Saturday’s “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” may turn out to be the most-remembered part of the two-hour event.
Today on “NewsTalk”, we discussed Stewart’s call for “reasonableness” and a less polarizing news media with Ryan Kearney and Daniel Victor, two TBD reporters who covered the event, and Georgetown Univ. scholar Dr. Christopher Metzler.
Stewart’s appeal may have been noble and high-minded, but our guests agreed it’s not likely to make much of a difference in our politics.
You can catch today’s conversation when NewsTalk re-airs at 4pm, 6pm and 8:30pm.
We also talked today with Maryland state Sen. Jamie Raskin about the proposed constitutional amendment that, if approved, would lead to a convention to make changes to the state constitution. This issue, which will appear on the ballot as Question 1, has received little in the way of press attention. As Sen. Raskin, a constitutional law professor, explained, the constitution itself requires that voters be asked every 20 years if they’d like to have a gathering to update the state’s governing document.
Tuesday at 10am on NewsTalk: Why was Metro overwhelmed by Saturday’s big crowd? The benching of Donovan McNabb. And what happens when the House subcommittee that oversees the District is run by a Republican?