I was saddened to read last night of the passing of Arlen Specter, former Senator from Massachusetts. He was, until recently, the Republican senator from Pennsylvania. And he embodied what the Republican party (both in Pennsylvania and nationally) seems to have lost -- a sense of fairness, a willingness to compromise, and a true concern for the welfare of all the citizens of this country (not just the rich). Centrist Sen. Specter died fighting for moderation
is a link to a good review of the accomplishments of (until recently) the longest serving Senator. RIP, Senator--you will be missed.