Opening Act: Arlen

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Oct. 15 2012 8:09 AM

Opening Act: Arlen

Yesterday, at age 82, Arlen Specter died from complications with cancer -- something he'd bested for seven years.

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David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. 

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David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.