Alexander Cockburn, RIP
I didn't expect to see this item when I looked at Google news. He was one of the people that I unconsciously expected to always be around, just like Peter Bergman of the Firesign Theatre. He helped me keep my sanity during the dark period of the Reagan years, and made me face the shortcomings of the Clinton Administration. After his stint at The Nation, Counterpunch was a source for analysis and perspective on foreign policy.
As to be expected, WaPo had to make its digs at a writer at odds with the establishment from a left perspective.