At left, former President Bill Clinton speaks at the funeral for Aretha Franklin in Detroit on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. At right, the flag-draped casket of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., lies in state at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C., on the same day.
At left, former President Bill Clinton speaks at the funeral for Aretha Franklin in Detroit on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. At right, the flag-draped casket of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., lies in state at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C., on the same day. AP
At left, former President Bill Clinton speaks at the funeral for Aretha Franklin in Detroit on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. At right, the flag-draped casket of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., lies in state at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C., on the same day. AP

Long, spectacular lives deserve long public funerals

September 06, 2018 04:39 PM