This past Sunday, when Colin Powell appeared on Meet the Press to endorse Barack Obamahe also made sure to give his friend John McCain the benefit of the doubt in the wake of an increasingly race-baited campaign by bitter surrogates and running mates. But even as he described his frustration with the ugly rancor of some of his fellow RepublicansPowell affirmed that, "John McCain is as nondiscriminatory as anyone I know. Well, Mr.
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Whatever the reason, I avoid thinking, talking, or writing about death. No matter how much I tried to turn away from this event, it kept coming back to me day after day. I spent my formative years in Arizona, where he was a U.
A bookend to one of the most turbulent weeks in the presidency of Donald Trump, the death Saturday of Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona compelled a reckoning with how enraged and divided his party and his country have become. The incident also marked the transition from a Cold War mind-set that cast East Asians as an enemy to a political culture defined by the war on terror, in which Arabs loom large. The candidate for the Republican nomination, who endured five years of torture in a North Vietnamese prison camp, came under criticism in February for using a racial epithet to describe his captors.
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Here was the man who, until recently, may have been the worst president ever who considered himself above the law. Still, when Nixon died, people hardly dwelled on Watergate and seemingly everyone found something good to say about RMN. The EPA was started under his watch, hooray!
Senator John McCain ' s personal character has dominated the image and perception of him. McCain's experiences as a POW have formed the basis for some of his political image. University of Richmond political scientist John Karaagac states that, "The military holds a special place in American society and in American democracy.
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Sometime in the next few days, longtime Arizona Senator John McCain will say the last of his good-byes to his family, friends, and fellow Americans. Ironically, they should be among the parts of his life that get the most mention, because they illuminate qualities that most of us will want in our next president, particularly in contrast with our current one. I love you more than I can ever say. Thank you for always giving me something to believe in.