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By Don C. Brunell
Business analyst 

By George, McGovern Was Right


October 21, 2021

Sen. George McGovern, of South Dakota, was never a darling of conservatives; however, in his later years, he shocked fellow Democrats by his outspoken backing for streamlining government regulations and eliminating frivolous lawsuits – positions championed mostly by Republicans.

McGovern, a decorated World War II B-24 pilot, who flew 35 combat missions over North Africa and Europe, was an unabashed self-professed liberal. He won the Democrat presidential nomination in 1972 but lost the election in a landslide to Richard Nixon.

In the late 1980s, McGovern departed from his traditional Dem...

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