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Leonard Pitts: Better to lose with grace than to win with deceit
Leonard Pitts: Better to lose with grace than to win with deceit

One guy was among the greatest losers in the history of politics, the other, one of the biggest winners in all of sports. They were unalike men who shared little except recent headlines. But there was, in that brief juxtaposition, an object lesson for those who cared to see it. The loser -- George McGovern -- made headlines by dying at age 90. He is famous for having been on the rump end of one of the most thorough election shellackings in history, cobbling together a measly 17 electoral votes in 1972 to Richard Nixon's 520. But there was more to him than that epic loss. Mr. McGovern, a decorated World War II fighter pilot before he became a Democratic senator from South Dakota,...

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