Thursday, March 13, 2008

RIP Senator Howard Metzenbaum

Former Ohio Senator Howard Metzenbaum had died at the age of 90.

An unapologetic liberal, Metzenbaum helped pass measures to strengthen workers and consumers' rights, including a bill to provide employees with 60 days' notice of plant closings. He also promoted the Brady bill, which mandated a waiting period when buying a handgun.

Metzenbaum was a frequent critic of big business and earned the nickname "Senator No" for his success in blocking bills he considered overly favorable to special interests.

We need more unapologetic liberals.

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