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George McGovern's Revenge (A Dish Eaten Cold)

Van Gosse | Posted 09.06.2016 | Politics
Van Gosse

But let us savor the contrast: instead of a deranged demagogue with a fake blond mane, McGovern was one of the most decent human beings ever to become a major political leader. He never did a mean, corrupt, or venal thing. He was what used to be called a "prairie radical," with a PhD in history from Northwestern, and a campaigner for Henry Wallace in 1948, after which he personally rebuilt South Dakota's Democratic Party into a powerful progressive force.

Watch Lists and the First and Fourth Amendments

Peter Van Buren | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Ray McGovern was put on the State Department's Diplomatic Security Be On the Look Out list-- one of a series of proliferating government watch lists. What he did to end up on Diplomatic Security's dangerous persons list and how he got off the list are a tale of our era, Post-Constitutional America.

Blind Insight: Falling Down Never Felt So Good

Monique Zimmerman-Stein | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Monique Zimmerman-Stein

We came home after five hours of canvassing our neighborhood tired and wet, but elated. Happy with the knowledge that I was able to break my own mental barrier from my still-new blindness and content with the assurance that I know I will be doing it again.

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.

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...

Family: George McGovern Is 'No Longer Responsive'

Reuters | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

By David Bailey Oct 17 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Democratic Senator George McGovern, remembered for a devastating defeat by Richard Nixon in the 1972...

2010 Midterms: Jobs vs. Wars in California

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Josh Mull

At some point up in Sacramento, the people's representatives got together and decided, "Sorry guys, we just don't have room for healthy families anymore."