A little humility is good for folks at both ends of the spectrum. Here's a teaser from today's NY Times column by David Brooks.
The cocksure war supporters learned this humbling lesson during the dark days of 2006. And now the cocksure surge opponents, drunk on their own vindication, will get to enjoy their season of humility. They have already gone through the stages of intellectual denial. First, they simply disbelieved that the surge and the Petraeus strategy was doing any good. Then they accused people who noticed progress in Iraq of duplicity and derangement. Then they acknowledged military, but not political, progress. Lately they have skipped over to the argument that Iraq is progressing so well that the U.S. forces can quickly come home.
You will recall that the CUCC Forum had a program recently, led by Greg Flynn, about the recommendations from the Special Transit Advisory Commission (STACC), a committee comprised of Triangle leaders, dealing with Transit needs and options for Wake County and the Triangle.
Dealing with this important topic, WakeUp Wake County is hosting a forum this Thursday evening, June 26, 7:00 to 9:00pm (registration begins at 6:30pm) at the NC State University McKimmon Center, Transit: Is Wake County Ready for It? I am proud to note that Community United Church of Christ - Justice in a Changing Climate is among the sponsors.
We will continue our "Conversation on Race" this Sunday, June 22, at the regular Forum time, 9:15 to 10:15am. More information about panel speakers and topics will be announced tomorrow (Friday). Please plan to come and participate.
And, we will meet again on Tuesday, July 22, at 6:30pm. More information tba. Please put it on your calendar.