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Former Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran Passes Away at 81

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 5:00pm 5/30/2019 at 5:00pm
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Former Senator Thad Cochran passed away Thursday morning at the age of 81. Cochran served in the US Senate for 45 years.
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In Memory of Legal Insurrection Reader Patricia McNaughton

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 9:30pm 5/4/2019 at 9:30pm

It is with great sadness that I announce the death of Legal Insurrection reader Patricia McNaughton of Fremont, Wisconsin. Patricia passed away peacefully in the evening of April 29, 2019, surrounded by her sister and family.

Patricia was a great friend of the website, and became a great friend.

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My Father’s Ashes Arrived Today

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 8:00pm 4/10/2019 at 8:00pm

Last May, when my father was dying in a South Jersey nursing home, I wrote a piece titled Eulogy for a “Terrible” Father.  It detailed his huge faults, but also how much...

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Herb Kelleher Revolutionized the Airline Industry and Had a Blast Doing It

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 7, 2019 at 9:00am 1/7/2019 at 9:00am
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Herb Kelleher, the former Chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Southwest Airlines passed away last week. His grit, humor, and authenticity revolutionized air travel and created a corporate culture, one big family, really, to be envied.

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Bre Payton, 1992-2018

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 7:30pm 12/30/2018 at 7:30pm

Bre Payton was a 26-year-old rising star in conservative media.

I didn’t know her personally, but did know her writing at The Federalist. For someone of such a tender age to get a staff writer position at The Federalist was quite an accomplishment.

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Sister Wendy Beckett, Art Historian and Unlikely TV Star, Dies at 88

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 7:00am 12/27/2018 at 7:00am
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Sister Wendy Beckett, a British nun who wrote books about art and became a television sensation in the 1990s, passed away at the age of 88. She will be greatly missed.

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RIP – Penny Marshall Passes Away at 75

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 9:00am 12/19/2018 at 9:00am
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TV star turned film director Penny Marshall passed away on Tuesday at 75 due to complications from diabetes. As a performer, she was a natural in comedy, as a director she enjoyed even more success, and her career spanned decades.

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President George H. W. Bush Passes Away at 94

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 7:00am 12/1/2018 at 7:00am
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President George H. W. Bush has passed away at age 94. His wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush, passed away in April.

The New York Post reports: “Former President George H. W. Bush — a World War II hero, distinguished public servant and patriarch of an American political dynasty — died on...

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John McCain has died

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 9:00pm 8/25/2018 at 9:00pm

On Friday it was announced that Senator John McCain had decided to forgo further medical treatments.

Tonight he died.

Unfortunately, his death will be politicized in many directions.

I’ll just hope that after an eventful and full life, he rests in peace.

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Welcome home from Bloody Tarawa, Pvt. Emil F. Ragucci

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 9:00pm 8/15/2018 at 9:00pm
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The Battle of Tarawa atoll was fought on November 20-23, 1943.

Over 1000 U.S. Marines lost their lives, and over 2000 were wounded, during the 72-hour battle, earning the atoll the name “Bloody Tarawa.”

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Charles Krauthammer Passes Away, He Will Be Sorely Missed

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 8:27pm 6/21/2018 at 8:27pm

It’s with great sadness that we had another post to the R.I.P. column — legendary columnist and intellectual, Charles Krauthammer, passed away Thursday at the age of 68.

Just a few weeks ago, Krauthammer wrote an open letter explaining his dire prognosis and explained he had mere weeks to live. Unfortunately, the...

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Bernard Lewis RIP – “First the Saturday people, then the Sunday people”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10:00am 5/20/2018 at 10:00am
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Historian Bernard Lewis died yesterday at age 101.

The accolades are rolling in.

Jay Nordlinger tweeted:

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Former First Lady Barbara Bush Passes Away at 92

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 8:00pm 4/17/2018 at 8:00pm

Sadly, Barbara Pierce Bush passed away this evening.

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Rep. Louise Slaughter Passes Away at 88

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Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) has passed away at the age of 88. She represented Rochester in Congress since 1987. From The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle:

“Congresswoman Louise Slaughter was a giant,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. “She had deep convictions — on both issues important to the people of Rochester, and...

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Legendary Sports Broadcaster Dick Enberg Passed Away Thursday Night

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 22, 2017 at 9:17am 12/22/2017 at 9:17am
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Who did not love Dick Enberg? No one because it was impossible. Unfortunately, we lost the treasured broadcaster on Thursday night. He was 82 years old. From ESPN:

Enberg’s daughter Nicole said the family became concerned when he didn’t arrive on his flight to Boston on Thursday and that he was found...

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Tom Petty Dead at 66

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 2, 2017 at 4:08pm 10/2/2017 at 4:08pm
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Earlier today we blogged, based on a report by CBS News, that rocker Tom Petty had passed away. As we and the rest of country later learned, thanks to Hollywood gossip rag TMZ, CBS News was wrong and while he remains in critical condition, Petty is still alive.

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Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner Dead at 91

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 3:30pm 9/28/2017 at 3:30pm
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Hugh Hefner, the man behind the Playboy empire, died at his Playboy Mansion. He was 91 years old. From CNBC:

Playboy Enterprises said he died of natural causes.

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