Anyone Remember Mike Mansfield? I Do.

In praise of a warrior, scholar, diplomat and legislative giant.


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William McGurn, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, hailed an unlikely new conservative hero this week: Senator Charles Schumer, who opposed the Iranian nuclear deal. The New York Democrat, McGurn wrote, has a chance to become the new Henry "Scoop" Jackson, the principled and influential Cold War Democratic hawk who died in 1983.

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