Politics & Government

June 28, 2010 1:17 PM

With Sen. Byrd's death, the era of statesmen fades

The death of West Virginia Sen. Robert Carlyle Byrd, the Senate's longest serving member, is the latest in a recent series of vivid reminders that the Senate — and the ways it shapes major policies — is changing fast. Lawmakers who came to power before You Tube and the 24-hour news cycle are ever fewer.

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