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Our Woman in Washington 

Wednesday, Mar 18 2009
Wonder if conservatives call anyone more names — behind closed doors, that is — than they do Congresswoman Barbara Lee? Which is a terrible way to think of it, unless you happen to like people who get called names by people you call names. Today, the author of Renegade for Peace and Justice and the woman widely known as the Jeannette Rankin of the 21st century is in conversation with Belva Davis at "Barbara Lee: Renegade for Peace and Justice." Rankin, of course, was one of the first women elected to Congress in this country, and she was really against war: She voted against both of the world wars. Bet she got called a lot of names, too. Come to think of it, most people who vote their conscience and their brain come in for abuse: Good thing some people, like Rankin and Lee, just aren't afraid of it.
Fri., March 27, noon, 2009

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