Lugar’s legacy: Cooperation to save the world

March 5, 2014 — By Maureen Hayden

In October 2012, at a dinner with friends, I found myself sitting next to a woman who’d grown up in Russia. When she found out I was a reporter, she demanded to know why Indiana Republicans had months earlier cast aside longtime U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar.
She couldn’t understand why Lugar’s decades of reaching across the aisle had led to his vilification by the Tea Party in the Republican primary, ending his long political career.

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