George McGovern http://ripr.org en Needed Now: More People Like the Pells http://ripr.org/post/needed-now-more-people-pells <p>Scott MacKay’s Commentary for Monday, April 21.</p><p>Rhode Island pays its final respects this morning to Nuala Pell, widow of &nbsp;Sen. Claiborne Pell at services in Newport. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay on why the passing of Mrs. Pell signals the end of an era.</p><p>Sen. Claiborne Pell represented Rhode Island for 36 years in the United States Senate. Few senators have ever better served a state.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:59:09 +0000 Scott MacKay 32273 at http://ripr.org George McGovern at 90 http://ripr.org/post/george-mcgovern-90 <p>The grand old man of American liberalism turned 90 recently and was feted at a party in Washington, D.C.&nbsp; Sen. George S. McGovern is best remembered as the anti-Vietnam War tribune who lost the 1972 election to Republican Richard Nixon in a 49-state landslide. (McGovern won only Massachusetts).</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 07:00:00 +0000 Scott MacKay 9328 at http://ripr.org