A sad fond farewell for now to Wisconsin's Sen. Russ Feingold, who in
a graceful concession speech quoted Dylan and urged, "On to the next
fight." The champion
of campaign finance reform fell victim to big money. A stalwart
opponent of the Iraq War, he was, memorably, the only Senator to vote
against the Patriot Act.
"There is no doubt that if we lived in a police state,
it would be easier to catch the terrorists....But that wouldn't be a
country in which we would want to live, and it wouldn't be a country
for which we could, in good conscience, ask our young people to fight
and die. In short, that country wouldn't be America."