Gerow: Conor Lamb's 18th District win was a Pyrrhic victory

Conor Lamb's narrow, declared victory in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District special election last Tuesday may or may not ultimately hold up.

Regardless, there are some takeaways from the results.

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For the first time since Donald Trump was elected president, Democrats appear to have won a congressional special election. In each of their previous attempts, Democrats ran progressive candidates, promising that the "resistance" to Trump would carry them to victory. They lost every race.  

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Gerow: The Rev. Billy Graham is gone, but his message endures

America lost a revered icon this week. The passing of the Rev. Billy Graham and the end of his earthly life concluded a chapter of American history.

Billy Graham was on our planet for nearly a century. He was beloved by millions and was referred to both as "America's Pastor" and "The Protestant Pope." He turned up more times in various Gallup "Most Admired" lists than any other American.

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His ministry touched the lives of millions, not only here but throughout the world. He preached to more than 200 million souls, delivering the message of the Gospel to more people than any other human being.

Tributes to the life and work of the Rev. Graham have poured in from around the world. So revered was he among his countrymen that he will lie in honor in the United States Capitol.

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