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The death of compromise

...Alexis de Tocqueville called one of the greatest threats to American democracy."The late Democratic stalwart Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, reminds Alexander, called the filibuster a "'necessary fence' against the executive and popular...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2013-11-26/death-compromise
Bitter old man

At age 85, West Virginia Democrat Robert Byrd became Congress' most senior U.S. senator after Strom...little while. But, no, not for bitter, old spoilsport Robert Byrd. He opposed the war and took no joy in the troops...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/09/edi_372092.shtml
Editorials
The courage of cowards

Joaquin Godoy lauded Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass. and Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., for their great courage in his letter on Oct. 6, "Kennedy's claim about Iraq war is absolutely correct...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/12/let_396500.shtml
Letters
A rare Byrd

...astounding record of service.So it is with U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, who died Monday at age 92. You don't...funneled more government money to his home state than Robert Byrd.In 1989, he was named chairman of the powerful Appropriations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2010-06-29/rare-byrd
Editorials
Georgia May

...Square Gospel Church. Survivors include her son, Mr. Roger (Dorothy) Byrd, San Antonio, Tx.; her two grandsons, Robert Byrd and Richard Byrd; her two sisters, Ira Dell Brinkley, Thomson and Mary Ann Parris, Warrenton; her two brothers...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000158531931
Rants & Raves

Comments from our readers:I'm very sorry that Sen. Robert Byrd passed away. At 92 he served this country to the best of his ability, but he was also a prime example of why there should be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-07-01/rants-raves-0
Metro
Rants & Raves

Comments from our readers:A RANTER attempted to use Sen. Robert Byrd's career as an argument for term limits with a weak complaint that we made the senator rich. While Sen. Byrd may have appeared...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-07-05/rants-raves
Metro | Rants and raves
Connection in slayings a mystery

...good person," said her brother, Robert Byrd of Hephzibah.Why the two women...wasn't identified until Saturday.Robert Byrd said his sister's body will be...Despite help from Billy Schenker and Robert Byrd, Aiken County law enforcement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2010-08-29/connection-slayings-un
Crime & courts | Metro | Aiken County Crime | Crime | Crime & Courts
Ignore the polls; remove Bill Clinton!

...Senate to do its duty and elevate Al Gore to the presidency. Even that chamber's most prominent windbag -- Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va. -- says "there's no question" about William Jefferson Clinton "giving false testimony under oath...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/10/op_252923.shtml
Opinion columns
Dems have share of hypocrisy

...S. Sen. Fritz Hollings, a Democrat, helped put the Confederate flag atop the Capitol in Columbia; U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd, a Democrat, was an official in the Ku Klux Klan; Bill Clinton's native Arkansas celebrated Confederate Memorial...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/09/let_418365.shtml
Letters