"That time of year thou mayst in me behold'' when I yearn to share some favorite stories and discoveries of the past year. For example, only one member of Congress voted against going to war with Japan: Rep. Jeannette Rankin of Montana. The first woman ever elected to the Congress, she had also voted against our entering World War I. In 1968, at age 87, she led a Washington protest against the Vietnam war.
Joseph Gallagher is a priest of the Baltimore Archdiocese.