WASHINGTON On Capitol Hill, for almost 26 hours, the 1960s were back.
Led by Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat who's a hero of the civil rights movement, the dramatic sit-in on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to force a vote on gun legislation often had the look and feel of a civil rights-era protest.
"Where is our soul? Where is our moral leadership? Where is our courage?" Lewis shouted Wednesday when he began the sit-in, his preacher's voice loudly echoing in the House chamber. Brow furrowed, he angrily pounded the podium.
"This is the time," he cried. "Now is the time to get in the way. The time to act is now....