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Senator Franken Regrets
07-25-2019, 10:42 AM,
Senator Franken Regrets
Senator Franken Regrets

Al Franken's regrets over resigning from the Senate add up to a tragedy for our times. They are relayed by Jane Mayer in an illuminating scoop in the New Yorker. It's a long, reported dispatch to which it's hard to do justice in a short editorial. The nub of it is that Mr. Franken wishes he'd held out for an investigation by the Senate's Ethics Committee. Instead, Mr. Franken quit, and, by his own account, went into a deep, even clinical depression. It's a heartbreaking report. Not tha...

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