Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Bow Tied Democratic Hero and former Senator from Illinois Paul Simon died early Tuesday after surgery on his heart. Simon's relentless honesty and social/political brilliance-blending fiscal rationality with social and individual freedom -- was the model of modern liberalism, more so than any post-LBJ figure. He was a hero to many including myself and his death signals the passing of one of America's true great statesmen. My only regret is that I was never able to vote for him.

 
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