America lost a policy expert and dad -- that was Ed Lorenzen, adviser at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. (Photo: Shutterstock)

To many of us, readers as well as reporters, sources in news stories are just names. And sometimes in our coverage of financial and regulatory stories, we aren’t even given that — the advisers and analysts toiling behind the scenes to provide research and data remain nameless.

But today, we must mention the name of one — Ed Lorenzen, a senior adviser with The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. Sadly, it’s due to his death.

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