by Anthony Toth
He made sure the most important questions were answered.
by Ronald L. Feinman
Three portraits should be added to the room the Senate uses to honor great members: John McCain, George Norris, and Ted Kennedy
Their tweets and retweets.
by Donald J. Fraser
If there were a time for a Profile in Courage, it’s now.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
Hundreds of Washington insiders gathered last night in the Kennedy Center Opera House for an advance screening of Ken Burns's new documentary on Vietnam.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
by James Fallows
Half a century ago, a senator battling a brain tumor took to the Senate floor, and secured his legacy.
by Jack Doyle
Yes, Donald, even prisoners of war have become heroes for having spent time in captivity.
Col. Bud Day, an Air Force fighter pilot who was shot down in the Vietnam War, imprisoned with John McCain in the notorious “Hanoi Hilton” and defiantly endured more than five years of brutality without divulging sensitive information to his captors, earning him the Medal of Honor, died on Saturday in Shalimar, Fla. He was 88.His death was announced by his wife, Doris.Colonel Day was among America’s most highly decorated servicemen, having received nearly 70 medals and awards, more than 50 for combat exploits. In addition to the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award for valor, he was awarded the Air Force Cross, the highest combat award specifically for airmen.In a post on Twitter on Sunday, Senator McCain called Colonel Day “my friend, my leader, my inspiration.”...
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