Watched House member Barbara Lee (CA) on Morning Joe today. Before the interview, they showed her speaking on the House floor nearly 20 years ago where she opposed the resolution giving the Bush administration broad and sweeping war making powers. She was alone in her dissent, an opposition of one. What a profile in courage, what a brilliant example of piercing through the fog and hysteria of war. Over the years since then, her commitment to progressive values and policies — to a Beloved Community — has few peers in the Congress or elsewhere for that matter.
That same resolution is still in effect. And Lee (and others) are once again calling for its repeal.