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Edward Brooke

Senator Brooke's Legacy

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

As our nation's first popularly elected African American Senator, Senator Brooke claimed his seat at the table of government and paved the way for the election of African Americans across the country, including President Barack Obama and me.

When Edward Met Hillary

John Llewellyn | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics
John Llewellyn

Former U.S. Senator Edward Brooke (R-Mass.) died Jan. 3 at age 95; he was lauded as the first African American elected to the Senate and as a moderate voice in the Republican Party. He has another historical moment as well: he was present at, and a catalyst for, an early spontaneous statement of political values by Hillary Rodham (later Clinton).

Former Massachusetts Senator Edward W. Brooke Dies

AP | SYLVIA WINGFIELD and MARK PRATT | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Edward W. Brooke, a liberal Republican who became the first black in U.S. history to win popular election to the Sena...

You Can't Get What You Want ('Til You Know What You Want)

D. R. Tucker | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
D. R. Tucker

You know, maybe if Gabriel Gomez had hired Josh Barro as a campaign advisor, he would have been more competitive in his U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts against Edward Markey.

Rockefeller's Revenge

D. R. Tucker | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
D. R. Tucker

Surely, there are some moderate moneymen who miss the days of Nelson Rockefeller and Edward Brooke, who recall a time when the GOP cherished common sense and revered rationality.

Why Black Firsts Matter

Michele Elam | Posted 01.09.2012 | Black Voices
Michele Elam

Wikipedia may keep a running tab on "African American firsts" but apart from maintaining a historical record, why should they really matter at all in this so-called post-Civil Rights, post-race era?

Mitt, Waldo, Tip, Ted and the Real Revolution

Martin Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Nolan

As Brown goes to Washington, he is aware of the history in "The People's Seat." He would be wise to consult Emerson's 1841 quote, "There is properly no history, only biography."

Dum Dum Bullets Swaddled in Angora

Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler

The accomplished Barbara Walters is not that different from the beleaguered little girl: a victim and a beneficiary of the glitz and glamour of showbiz.

Barbara Walters And Oprah Congratulate Themselves: We Were Other Women But We Were NOT Mistresses!

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Oprah's highly-touted interview with Barbara Walters ran today, and it was every bit as juicy, if not necessarily newsy, as expected (many of the thin...

Barbara Walters Opens Up On Her Disabled Sister, Rosie, And Why She's Different Than Katie Couric

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Barbara Walters, who last week announced that she had an affair with Senator Edward Brooke in the 1970s (the announcement will air on Oprah tomorrow) ...