How can this be? This city lives and breathes protests. It seems as though every other weekend, there is a rally, a march, or a benefit concert to attend to represent your opinion on anything from IMF and the World Bank to the government's unfairness to tobacco farmers.
Today is the one-year anniversary of the Iraq war. I walked down to the White House in search of a demonstration in which to participate. To my disbelief, the only activity near the White House that I observed (other than the packs of roving school children touring the area) was the same teeny tiny protest that has been waged against nuclear weapons every single day since 1981. Otherwise, nothing, nada, kuch be nayh. Even Israel is hosting a protest! How can D.C. be missing from the list?!