REAL REALITY TV: A MUSLIM AMERICAN HERO TAKES DOWN TRUMP

Your flag flyin’ over the courthouse

Means certain things are set in stone

Who we are, what we’ll do and what we won’t

-Bruce Springsteen, “Long Walk Home”

THE SPEECH

Perhaps you have heard the Democratic Convention speech by Khizr Khan, the American Muslim whose Army captain son died a hero in Iraq and who is causing Donald Trump to cause himself so much trouble.

If you haven’t, you have to.

The speech and the subsequent media battle with our Bigot in Chief says a lot about the best and worst of who we are as a nation. It’s illuminating, moving stuff that left me both proud and ashamed.

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