“The former congressman helped shape the Democratic Party for nearly 60 years, and he spent just as long pushing universal health care.” The Atlantic on passing of a man who served “with—but never, he would insist, under—11 presidents.” John Dingell Is Gone, but His Politics Are Back.

+ He kept an eye on things until the very end. From last December: I Served in Congress Longer Than Anyone. Here’s How to Fix It.

+ In addition to being a long-serving leader, Dingell was also probably the greatest Twitterer there ever was.