First Weekend of April 2008

We don’t need to drink approximately 8 glasses of water a day after all; Slate’s Explainer explains where the idea ever even came from.

NY Times’ Clyde Haberman on the madness of weekend subway changes.

April is National Poetry Month; April 17 is Poem in Your Pocket Day.
Joe Klein posts his thoughts on the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death on the blog, Swampland. He links to Robert F. Kennedy’s moving speech about America’s need to reconcile for the future in the face of the tragedies. These are things we still think about today and in the future, as noted here by Ron Klain on and here in Newsweek’s interview with sociologist Michael Eric Dyson. Although there has been much changed in the past 40 years, we still have ways to go, but at least we keep striving.