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The fleeting moment of decency in Washington over Elijah Cummings; Undergirding Cummings's strength, passion and wisdom was a faith in human potential.

Oct 17, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

A measure of the singular qualities that Elijah E. Cummings brought to public service was the fact that something astonishing happened when Washington got word Thursday morning that the Democratic congressman from Baltimore had died. Decency broke out.

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer summed up how pretty much everyone felt when he went to the House chamber and said of his fellow Marylander: "In a time of confrontation and disagreement and anger and, yes, sometimes hate, he was a beac...