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By David Halberstam
By Perry Anderson
West Virginia’s Gov. Joe Manchin III has picked a successor to the late U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd, and the
new recruit is a young whippersnapper at that. He’s 36-year-old Carte Goodwin, and he’s also a Democrat, but his party can’t get too excited ... (continued)
Posted on Jul 16, 2010
AP / Lauren Victoria Burke
“End of an era” is an overused trope, but in this case it’s appropriate: The last of the old Southern Democrats is gone.
Posted on Jun 29, 2010
Sen. Robert Byrd, who
died at 92 early Monday morning, served longer in the Senate and Congress than anyone else in American history—and he witnessed a good chunk of it. (continued)
Posted on Jun 28, 2010
Not to be morbid or insensitive, but the
succession of Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat got us thinking about another Democrat among the 60 probably needed to push through health care reform.
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
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