By the NumbersApril 26, 2010
What’s 150,000 people gathering on the mall to celebrate Earth Day? I’m not really sure… but it does appear that it isn’t news, compared with the order-of-magnitude smaller numbers of tea party protesters a week earlier. Or, as Joe Romm points out, the anticipated number of protests in opposition to the Arizona immigration legislation. Hard to say why this is, though Mark Engler offers some analysis.