(Jeremiah Ellison. Photo by Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP)
Keith Ellison (D-5-MN), one of the most decent people I have ever met, is unjustly called a sellout for urging protesters whose cause he supports to break their encampment outside a Minneapolis police precinct and continue pressing the cause in other ways. He was a civil rights attorney before becoming the first Muslim elected to Congress. The protesters would do well to heed him. Remember the Occupy movement? Unlike the Tea Party, the Occupy leaders refused to engage the political/electoral system, and accomplished little except for crapping up city parks. Blocking traffic may feel good, but that is not the same as creating change.