Today, 14 of my colleagues joined me in speaking out against the war in Afghanistan. Congress is deeply complicit in maintaining and continuing the war, but if enough members join our voices, maybe an end to this travesty can be in sight.
Who will pick up the mantle of this unabashed progressive voice in the House? Who will stand in Dennis Kucinich's place and demand that our government do the right thing by the People and the other nations of the world?
Never in the history of this country has Congress ever restricted the right of the White House or State Department to meet with representatives of a foreign state, even in wartime. If this measure passes, it will establish a dangerous precedent.
Let's make Bank of America remember the old adage: "The pigs get fat and the hogs get slaughtered." Let's use their own greed to stoke the "Occupy Wall Street" sentiment that is -- quite correctly -- sweeping the country.
Obama has put forward a revenue proposal worthy of support and organizing. Progressives need to engage the media and our neighbors -- and dramatize the reality that a majority support increasing taxes on millionaires and corporate tax dodgers.
It is time Obama rose to expectations expressed in his inaugural address: "We must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and begin the work of remaking America." Are you willing now to explain to the American people what the real deficit problem is?