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Lebanese march to protest the death of the country's intelligence chief, Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan, a powerful opponent of Syria, in Sidon, Lebanon, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. The placards depict Al-Hassan, who was assassinated Friday in a car bomb attack, and Rafik Hariri, former Prime Minister of Lebanon, who was assassinated in 2005 in a car bombing. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)
I’m feeling especially sad and fed up. For the fourth time since the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the nation’s highest court has deadlocked because Senate Republicans have refused to even hold hearings on President Obama’s nominee to fill the vacancy.