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Howard Baker's death a reminder of the pygmy politicians we have now
Howard Baker's death a reminder of the pygmy politicians we have now

When someone dies, folks often say: “They don’t make them like that anymore.” In the case of former Republican Sen. Howard Baker of Tennessee, who passed away Thursday, that’s certainly true. Baker is most famous, of course, for his role in the Watergate hearings that brought down Richard Nixon. None of us who were alive then will ever forget his line “What did the president know, and when did he know it?” But Baker’s death is also a reminder of something important that’s seemingly been lost in American politics: politicians who are willing to put the country’s interests above their own, and their party’s. Baker was not...

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