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Howard Baker Dies

Howard Baker, A Lion That Roared

Lance Simmens | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Lance Simmens

As we mourn the passing of Howard Baker let us reflect upon the lessons that he valiantly if unconsciously was imparting to us over forty years ago: namely, to rise above pettiness and work to reach compromise on issues big and small.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This was a week of winning, losing, and sometimes winning by losing. On Wednesday, the Obama administration finally won the wide-ranging consensus it's always wanted by losing to a unanimous Supreme Court, which ruled decisively that police must get a warrant to search a cell phone during an arrest. On Thursday we all lost, as former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker passed away. Known as "the Great Conciliator," he was a symbol of a more moderate -- and more effective -- Republican Party. In the World Cup, Uruguayan star Luis Suarez avoided using his hands, but not his teeth. For his toddler-worthy meltdown he was banned nine matches and given a four-month time-out. Meanwhile, the U.S. won by losing, advancing to the knockout stage of the tournament even while losing to Germany, thanks to Portugal beating Ghana. The U.S. fell only one goal short of remaining unbeaten, but, unlike Italy, they at least remained unbitten.