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We post an e-mail from a Republican--an independent-thinking Republican--Arlen Specter. He makes vital points for our times that relate to our ability and stamina in the fight against terrorism. Most importantly, he recognizes the need for a bipartisan approach. Congress is still polarized, and both sides of the aisle are to blame.

    Dear Friends,

    I want to share with you an op-ed I wrote that appeared in today's Philadelphia Inquirer [10 Mar 2009] on an issue of great importance to me.

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Rising above partisanship

    By Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania's senior U.S. Senator

    Sixty-four years ago, Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg (R., Mich.) famously declared that in matters of foreign policy, "politics stops at the water's edge."