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Robert Byrd Dead

Senator Robert Byrd: Unorthodox Yom Kippur Role Model

Louis E. Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Louis E. Newman

Repentance, even when it falls short, is still a mark of moral resolve and personal courage. This is the moral lesson that I take from the life of Robert Byrd in the weeks leading up to this Yom Kippur.

Race and Grace in the Life of Robert Byrd

Austin Carty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Austin Carty

Robert Byrd saw the error of his racist ways, issued an apology, and, ultimately, found redemption in the eyes of the public. This enlightenment, this willingness to change, is, in my opinion, the greatest lesson we can learn from the life of Robert Byrd.

Bard Blog -- The Bad & Good of Aging

Ken Adelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Adelman

The passing of Robert Byrd at 92 -- having represented West Virginia in the Senate for a stunning half-century plus -- turns the mind to that age-old obsession of aging.

Daniel Inouye Succeeds Robert Byrd As Senate President Pro-Tempore, Third In Line Of Presidential Succession

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Sen. Robert Byrd died Monday morning, it created a void at the position of Senate president pro-tempore, the individual third in line for preside...

Robert Byrd's 'Losing America': The Late Senator's Thoughts On George W. Bush And Politics Today (New York Review)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Senator Robert Byrd, the longest-serving U.S. senator ever, died on Monday at 92. To remember the senator, here is a 2004 New York Review of Books art...

Robert Byrd Death Reactions: Washington Responds To Passing Of Longest-Serving Senator

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Washington is reacting to the death of Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W. Va.), the longest serving Senator in U.S. history. Byrd's half-century Senate legacy has...

Robert Byrd's Supreme Irony

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

Robert Byrd would probably be proud that his death came on a day when the United States Senate was once again playing one of its most primal roles.

Byrd, Despite Dark Past, May Have Been the Last Great U.S. Senator

Steve Kettmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Kettmann

I hope the passing of Robert Byrd, longest-serving Senator in the history of this country, will inspire at least a brief consideration of what made him great -- and what his legacy tells us about the politics of today.