Sen. Paul Wellstone, seven others killed in Minnesota plane crash
One the last real progressives and Democrats worth a damn died today in a plane crash, along with his wife and daughter. This is truly a loss for America, and for progressive issues.
Of course, coming as it did less than two weeks before an election day in which he faced stiff competition, this will create no end to political speculation and "what if" scenarios. I don't care to get into that right now.
At this time, let's just take a moment to remember one of the few politicians who understood the meaning of public service.