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In Praise of McGovern, Prairie Sage

Marc E. Agronin | Posted 02.27.2013 | Fifty
Marc E. Agronin

When he passed away at the age of 90 on October 21st of this year, McGovern was eloquently praised by individuals from across the political spectrum.

Think Again: George McGovern -- A Lifetime of Conscience and Courage

Eric Alterman | Posted 12.25.2012 | Media
Eric Alterman

No Democrat, and perhaps no modern politician at all, can be said to have shown more courage, more grit, and more determination than George Stanley McGovern.

The Future of Politics

Robert Koehler | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Robert Koehler

While four years ago the illusion of fundamental change, bearing the label "hope," hovered over the political landscape, today that illusion is painfully naked. The path to change is not a political one. Or is it?

In Memory: George McGovern

Robert Watson | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Robert Watson

One of the highpoints in my career was the opportunity to work with George McGovern. I first met the former U.S. senator and 1972 Democratic presidential nominee 12 years ago at one of the "McGovern Days" programs he offered for the people of his home state of South Dakota.

George McGovern: A Friend To The Hungry

Religion News Service | John McCullough | Posted 10.23.2012 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) Former Sen. George McGovern was a friend to anyone who is concerned about the issue of hunger and malnutrition in the world. As the ...

In Memoriam: George McGovern and Liberal Politics

Ira Chernus | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Ira Chernus

Presidential election results have led us to think that the American people were a bit more liberal than they really were. In the same way, the mythic tale of George McGovern and the "youth vote" led us to think that the baby-boomers of "the '60s" were a bit more liberal than they really were.

George McGovern's Last Hurrah

Al Eisele | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Al Eisele

Thirty-five years after losing a landslide election to Richard Nixon and winning only one state -- Massachusetts -- that branded him as one of the biggest losers in American politics, George McGovern has claimed his place in history as one of its biggest winners.

Too Decent to Win -- In Memory of George McGovern

Richard H. Smith | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Richard H. Smith

I believe George McGovern might have grown in the presidency -- as did Lincoln and Harry Truman. Surely, he might have made mistakes, but could four years of cumulative errors have been worse than four more years of Nixon and the nightmare of Watergate?

Remembering George McGovern

Gary Hart | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics
Gary Hart

George McGovern was passionate, in his laconic South Dakota manner, about ending an unwinnable war in Vietnam, reducing nuclear dangers, and eliminating hunger at home and abroad. But his most important legacy will be his rescue of the Democratic Party.

Former Senator George McGovern Dies At 90

Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

Former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate George McGovern has died, the AP reports. He was 90. The 1972 Democratic Party's nominee for pres...