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This is about two politicians, both in their 90s, one who passed away last week and the other still going strong.

Former U.S. Senator Birch Bayh, 91, passed away last Thursday.

He served Indiana and the nation well during his time in the Senate, and is perhaps best known for shepherding Title IX to its success; anyway, that’s what he has said was his greatest achievement.

I first met Sen. Bayh at the annual Democratic dinner in Seattle. Senators Henry Jackson and Warren Magnuson had sent me tickets to the dinner, and a host of Democrats from around the country showed up.

Jackson invited m...

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