Giving Dennis Kucinich his due

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Image uploaded from a quicklink Kucinich was never afraid to take the positions that should have been at the core of the Democratic party. He opposed the Patriot Act when few brave Democrats would join him. He was opposed to the Iraq war from the outset, whipping his colleagues against it, with the result that three-fifths of House Democrats voted against that immoral, illegal invasion. Once it began, he called on Congress to defund it, when few in his party were willing to go along. Despite almost no political support, he introduced articles of impeachment against VP Cheney, accusing him (rightly, I believe) of lying to the American people to get us into the war in Iraq. Last week, thanks in large part to Republican gerrymandering, he lost his bid for reelection. In his loss, the country loses something too. Whatever your view of Kucinich's politics or style, he mattered a great deal. - WaPo, Katrina vanden Heuvel

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This should be one of the most admired men on the ... by Joan Mootry on Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 3:31:09 PM
Congressman Kucinich, speech today on the House... by Michael Rose on Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 6:09:22 PM
As if they weren't there already.  Ha!... by Sister Begonia on Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 6:42:05 PM
Dennis has been my representative in Congress for ... by Suzana Megles on Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 4:59:48 PM
his campaign, but other than that he uncannily spo... by Daniel Geery on Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 5:33:32 PM
Dennis was the last of the good, honest politician... by Sister Begonia on Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 6:41:11 PM
His failure to be re-elected is a great loss and r... by Woods Elliott on Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 7:20:11 PM
remain true to your convictions after you've won a... by GLloyd Rowsey on Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 8:30:43 PM
The only thing I liked about him was the fact that... by Clyde Froggel on Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 8:42:29 PM
We have not seen the last of Dennis Kucinich, that... by cosmic J. on Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 4:42:26 PM