Monday, October 22, 2012

George McGovern

  • In Memoriam: George McGovern and Liberal Politics

    George McGovern was the first presidential candidate I actively campaigned for. Like many baby boomers, I stood on the street corner handing out "Vote for McGovern" handbills.

  • George McGovern's last birthday party

    Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and George McGovern at his 90th birthday party at the Newseum in July. (Alfredo Flores/World Food Program USA) At his 90th birthday party in July, an upbeat George McGovern looked like he was having a ball. The former ...

  • George McGovern: US nuclear support for India over Pakistan is double standard

    (Editor's note: This oped, written by former Sen. George McGovern, was first published by the Mercury News on March, 17, 2006.

  • Rock on: George McGovern's candidacy a landmark for counterculture

    So did Rubin and Allen Ginsberg. John Lennon was drunk, and out of control, shouting "Up the Revolution!" in mock celebration of a dream defeated.

  • George McGovern: A Conservative's Appreciation

    Former South Dakota Democratic Senator George McGovern, who died Sunday, had all manner of evil said about him because of his opposition to the Vietnam War.

  • George McGovern: Why Career Politicians are Bad at Regulating

    With the passing of former Senator and Presidential candidate George McGovern this weekend, the Wall Street Journal reran a 1992 column he wrote about how much he learned from trying to start a business after he'd left politics.

  • George McGovern, 1922-2012: A war hero turned servant of peace

    George McGovern, 1922-2012: A war hero turned servant of peace. JOEL CONNELL, Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

  • Services Announced for Former Sen. George McGovern

    Services have been set for former South Dakota Sen. George McGovern. A public viewing is planned for 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Sioux Falls.

  • George McGovern's Addiction Legacy

    George McGovern, pioneer of "modern liberalism," died this weekend at the age of 90. The former US Representative and US Senator was an outspoken opponent of the Vietnam War, who memorably ran for President in 1972 and lost, by a landslide, ...

  • Mitchell remembers George McGovern

    a few words today about a war hero , passionate advocate for the hungry of the world, peace activist and standard bearer for progressive causes, george mcgovern . his 1972 campaign was the first involving a young democrat a young democra t from little ...

  • George McGovern, powerful lawmaker, dies

    George McGovern, the three-term senator from South Dakota who carried the Democratic Party's liberal banner in the Vietnam War era, began a star-crossed bid for the presidency in 1972, and energized many of the leading Democrats of the past generation, ...

  • George McGovern dies; lost 1972 presidential bid

    By KRISTI EATON, Associated Press - 1 minute ago. SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - George McGovern once joked that he had wanted to run for president in the worst way - and that he had done so.

  • George McGovern Dies at 90

    The former South Dakota senator and Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern has died at the age of 90. McGovern is best known for running against Richard Nixon in the 1972 presidential election on a platform of withdrawing U.S.

  • George McGovern remembered as proud liberal

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - George McGovern once joked that he had wanted to run for president in the worst way - and that he had done so.

  • George McGovern Dies at 90, 1972 Presidential Nominee

    Senator McGovern was born in 1922 in South Dakota (the son of a Methodist minister) and was educated at Dakota Wesleyan University, B.A.

  • George McGovern, the man who never gave up

    When I learned that George McGovern was nearing the end of his remarkable life, I couldn't help but think back to the day in June 1993 when both of us attended the funeral of former first lady Pat Nixon, in Yorba Linda, Calif.

  • George McGovern, a pacifist who wanted to bomb Auschwitz

    WASHINGTON (JTA) - George McGovern is widely remembered for advocating immediate American withdrawal from Vietnam and sharp reductions in defense spending.

  • George McGovern, An Improbable Icon Of Anti-War Movement

    If George McGovern often seemed miscast as a presidential candidate, he was at least as improbable as an icon of the anti-war movement.

  • A Prairie Liberal, Trounced but Never Silenced

    George McGovern, the United States senator who won the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 1972 as an opponent of the war in Vietnam and a champion of liberal causes, and who was then trounced by President Richard M. Nixon in the general ...

  • George McGovern, son of the prairie: He was so much more than the ...

    Shortly after his 1984 landslide defeat to Ronald Reagan, Walter F. Mondale found himself standing alongside George S. McGovern at a luggage carousel on the bottom level of the old Washington National Airport. Mr. Mondale posed a plaintive question to ...

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