Tributes from Democrats’ liberal flank reveal a soft spot for ‘fighter’ Reid
Tributes poured in for Reid, who died Tuesday at 82, from across the Democratic spectrum, among them progressives who’ve described Reid as one of theirs, but also as a guide. They and others frequently used “fighter” to describe the former boxer.washingtonpost.com
Remembering 9/11: Barbara Olson fought for life until her final minutes, now Ted Olson does too
Barbara Olson, was onboard American Airlines Flight 77 when hijackers took over the plane on Sept. 11, 2001, from Washington Dulles airport to Los Angeles, where she was heading for an appearance on Bill Maher's TV show.news.yahoo.com
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2020
The world also said goodbye to U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement who died in July. Other former political figures who died this year include Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, New York Mayor David Dinkins, Arizona Gov. Here is a roll call of some influential figures who died in 2020 (cause of death cited for younger people, if available):___JANUARY___David Stern, 77. The guitarist who supplied the scratching, seething sound that fueled the highly influential British punk band Gang of Four. He fused African rhythms with funk to become one of the most influential musicians in world dance music.