BBC Newsnight on Beck, race and the Obama backlash

This piece filmed by the BBC investigative program Newsnight in D.C. last weekend really nails the connection between the Obama backlash, the rise of Beck and issues like immigration and Islamophobia...some of the things we've been talking about here.

Note to immediate family members and two or three other diehards -- you may catch a familiar face at roughly the 1 and 10 minutes marks and the very end.

Between now and Monday night (when I'm working) I hope to play close attention to the Phillies and take a minor break here from politics. You should do the same. Have a great Labor Day.