Congresswoman Barbara Lee gained international acclaim for being the only member in Congress who courageously voted against the authorization of the use of force following the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Beginning today, the United States' decades-old HIV Travel and Immigration Ban will be a relic of the past, and the stigma and discrimination it has engendered around the world will, with any luck, begin to fade, too.
While Trent Lott could technically support and advocate segregationist policies as majority leader, what policy would Reid be in danger of furthering, based on his statement? None. That's the difference.
Late yesterday Obama met with a gaggle of legislators to tell them he has no intention of ending the disastrous and pointless occupation of Afghanistan. It was a bit of bipartisan bonhomie: the blind leading the lame.
From the atmosphere over the weekend at the convention, one could get the impression that the Democratic Party's base is strong and the leadership of the State Legislature has made all the right moves.