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Charles H. Percy

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  • Analysis: For Mark Pryor, this is not his father's Arkansas

    WASHINGTON I have been thinking for months about how politics has changed over the past decade, but those changes struck home in a very obvious way while I was reading a recent Washington Post article written by the very able Philip Rucker.
  • My Bill Mauldin story, or: A tale of two vets

    Dear Vet, Thanks for the memories, specifically the biographical sketch of Bill Mauldin, the great but never assuming cartoonist for Stars and Stripes during the World War, Act II. I worked in a cubicle across from his office when I was an editorial...

    Former U.S. Sen. Charles Percy dies

    Former U.S. Sen. Charles Percy dies
    Charles H. Percy, a brilliant businessman who represented Illinois for nearly 20 years in the U.S. Senate, once headed the chamber’s powerful Foreign Relations Committee, and harbored unrealized ambitions to run for the presidency, died early...

    A last vestige of Republican moderation

    One of the U.S. Senate's leading moderate Republicans died Saturday. Of course, I'm referring to a former senator, Charles Percy of Illinois. When it comes to┬átoday's heavily-right, brook-no-dissent┬áRepublican Party, you couldn't write the phrase “...

    Do stop believin' -- the GOP is right to say it's OK to switch

    It’s understandable if you feel discouraged and disillusioned. It’s no shame to wise up, cross the aisle and vow not to be fooled anymore. All that starry-eyed campaign rhetoric — We are “the party of idealism and inclusion,”...