Flags flying a half-staff in honor of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., frame the U.S. Capital at daybreak in Washington, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. McCain, 81, died at his ranch in Arizona after a yearlong battle with brain cancer.
Photo: AP Photo/J. David Ake
Photo: AP Photo/J. David Ake

McCain was ‘not just a war hero,’ the right says

From The Hill: “Honor is the quality that most defined McCain.”

2. I am grateful for John McCain

From Washington Post: “He showed us who we are and who we can be when we are at our best.”

3. John McCain's death is a metaphor for the death of the old Republican Party

From USA TODAY: “Like all heroes, the Arizona senator and ex-POW had his flaws. But the GOP 'maverick' served as a beacon in a troubling time: Our view.”

McCain ‘will loom large historically,’ the left says

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