RIP Daniel Inouye

By: Monday December 17, 2012 3:11 pm

Senator Daniel Inouye, Hawaii’s senior Senator and an American war hero, died today at the age of 88. He suffered complications from a respiratory problem and was in the hospital for the past few days. Inouye was the President pro tempore of the Senate – fourth in line for the Presidency. He served as a [...]

Andrew Breitbart, 1969-2012

By: Thursday March 1, 2012 7:40 am

Andrew Breitbart, the conservative columnist and impresario, died in Los Angeles early this morning. The news was first reported at his Big Journalism website. Larry Solov writes that Breitbart died of natural causes. ABC News confirmed the report with the LA Coroner’s office. I met Breitbart twice, once at a train wreck of a panel [...]

Remembering the Fire: Centennial of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Tragedy This Friday

By: Monday March 21, 2011 2:26 pm

This week marks the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. A documentary on HBO tonight will remember the event, where 146 garment workers died in a fire at their factory. The managers of the factory had locked the doors to the exits, a typical tactic to force long workdays in a time before [...]

David Broder Dies

By: Wednesday March 9, 2011 10:25 am

David Broder, a longtime writer and columnist for the Washington Post, passed away today due to complications from diabetes. Broder, who began his journalism career as a reporter with Congressional Quarterly and the New York Times, was more well-known over the past couple decades as a columnist with the Washington Post. The phrase “Broderism” became [...]

Elizabeth Edwards Dies

By: Tuesday December 7, 2010 2:12 pm

Elizabeth Edwards passed away at her home in North Carolina today, ending a long bout with cancer. She was 61. News that Edwards stopped seeking treatment for breast cancer, which had metastasized into her liver and bones, surfaced yesterday. Edwards was a driving force in each of her estranged husband John Edwards’ Presidential campaigns, earning [...]

Leaving Iraq – Last Combat Unit Crosses the Border

By: Thursday August 19, 2010 6:21 am

It’s a bit odd to discuss the last combat teams leaving Iraq when the 50,000 “advisers” will still have guns and combat training and the ability to support Iraqi security forces when needed. But this is the schedule that was laid out even before Barack Obama became President, and he followed it to the letter, [...]

Byrd’s Passage Probably Won’t Trigger Special Election in 2010

By: Monday June 28, 2010 6:40 am

At 92, Robert Byrd lived a full life, over half of it in the United States Congress. He was an institution in West Virginia and probably did more to keep that state alive as any man in America. His checkered history aside (acknowledged and regretted by him but continually brought up by conservatives losing an [...]

John Murtha Has Died

By: Monday February 8, 2010 11:55 am

MSNBC is reporting that 19-term Congressman John Murtha has passed away. He was 77. His condition was thought to be grave after complications following gall bladder surgery. He was expected to be in the hospital for several months. Murtha was a chair of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and ran for House Majority Leader in 2006. [...]

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