Progressive icon mourned by country
Marcus Raskin, father of Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-8) and an icon within the progressive community, died Dec. 24 at his home in Washington, at age 83.
“Generations to come will cherish his memory and be inspired by his remarkable life,” Rep. Raskin wrote in an online statement. “He was a piano prodigy and musical sensation, a born philosopher and magical teacher, a political visionary, organizer and risk-taker.”
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