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By Gordon Forgey

A champion of bipartisanship


August 30, 2018

Long-serving Senator John McCain died Saturday. His death was anticipated. He had been suffering from brain cancer for months.

A week of remembrances is underway. A memorial service is planned for Saturday with his burial on Sunday.

Among others, both former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush will give eulogies. Both defeated McCain in his bids for the presidency.

This in itself says a lot about McCain. He was revered by many. He was respected by many more. Most importantly, he worked with politicians in both parties.

He was also attacked by many. Often he was accused of not being...

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