By way of Mark, here’s an article in today’s NY Times about Gerald Reynolds, who has been tapped as the new chair of the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
Mr. Reynolds said he did not relish the limelight and offered an olive branch of sorts to the civil rights groups he has criticized, though he promised not to back down from his principles.Oh dear.
"I've found chinks in my arguments and I would appreciate some help from traditional civil rights groups, if they would offer thoughtful, constructive criticism," he said. "That would help me. But that's a rare exchange. Unfortunately, it often becomes a food fight."