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Edward Kennedy

Friday Talking Points [91] -- Win One For Teddy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Calling for some sort of decorous avoidance of politics during politicians' funerals is downright ridiculous. It'd be like eulogizing Charles Lindbergh and not mentioning airplanes.

Ted Kennedy's Life is Living Proof of Liberal Ideal that Government Can Help Make People's Lives Better

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

It's not primarily Senator Kennedy's words that make him one of the great defenders of modern liberalism. His life itself is living proof of the central liberal idea that government can help make people's lives better.

Remembering Ted Kennedy, My Friend of 56 Years

Ted Sorensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Sorensen

Ted Kennedy's legacy will live on through the millions of friends he made and nurtured over the years, both in and out of politics, both in and out of the United States, and among all races, religions and nationalities.

Kennedy: The Lion at Rest

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Senator Edward M. Kennedy, dead at 77 -- and thank goodness for that. None of his three brothers -- his three older brothers -- made it to 70. Or 60. Or even 50.

Letterman's Running Gag About Crashing Obama/Oprah Dinner on Martha's Vineyard: Hasn't Dave Heard Teddy Kennedy Died?

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Michael Russnow

David Letterman continued joking about not being invited to dinner with Oprah and Obama in Martha's Vineyard even after he knew the president was delivering a eulogy for Ted Kennedy on Saturday.

With Passion and Purpose

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Lichtman

It's curious to reflect on three moments in my life that are marked by the same question: Where were you when Kennedy died?

The Passing of Ted Kennedy: HuffPost Bloggers React

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Read, remember and comment on the passing of a great American with the Huffington Post community.

Ted Kennedy, My Friend and Colleague

Sen. Robert Byrd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Robert Byrd

As a tribute to his commitment to his ideals, let us stop the shouting and name-calling and have a civilized debate on health care reform which I hope, when legislation has been signed into law, will bear his name for his commitment to insuring the health of every American.

Ted Kennedy's Passing: An Inestimable Loss

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Most Americans will never know how many things Ted Kennedy did to make their lives better, how many things he prevented that would have hurt them, and how tenaciously he fought on their behalf.

What Ted Kennedy Gave to Me

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

I will remember Ted Kennedy, not only for what he has given to our nation, but what, in the most trying of times, he gave to me -- a restored sense of belonging.

Teddy Kennedy, We Hardly Knew Ye

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

Few living people have been as famous for as long as Teddy Kennedy. Still, after so long, I can't say I have much of a clear sense of the man.

The Cause Endures

Nora McAlvanah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nora McAlvanah

Sen. Ted Kennedy's (D-MA) political life was marked by perseverance in the face of tragedy and the quintessential Irish qualities of grit, determination and tenacity.

The GOP Wants to Define Ted Kennedy's Funeral

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

It's a shame that our political exchange has come to this, but the GOP is preparing to pigeonhole any reference to health care at Sen. Kennedy's upcoming funeral as playing politics.

An Unrivaled Ally in the Fight Against AIDS

Kevin Robert Frost | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Robert Frost

What was clear to me in my meeting with Ted Kennedy was how much he genuinely cared about fighting -- and winning -- our battle against the AIDS epidemic.

What Senator Edward Kennedy's Brain Tumor Means For The Rest Of Us | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Glioma is a catchall term that includes many different types of tumor, including astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas, and ependymomas, according to the A...

My Husband Fought the Same Brain Cancer as Senator Kennedy

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

As it seemed for both my late husband, as well as the late Senator Kennedy, life with a terminal diagnosis can be infused with love, caring and gratitude for the opportunity to celebrate a full life.

The Death of Ted Kennedy: HuffPost Bloggers React

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huffington Post

Sen. Robert Byrd: Ted Kennedy, My Friend and Colleague: Neither years of age nor years of political combat, nor his illness, diminished the idealism ...


Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The following is the transcript of Senator Edward Kennedy's speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

Ted Kennedy: A Lion for Nuclear Disarmament

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

In 2004, I had the honor of introducing Senator Kennedy as a keynote speaker at the Carnegie International Non-Proliferation Conference. He was warm, gracious and generous.

Our Lost Patriarch

Harry Reid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Reid

It was the thrill of my lifetime to work with Ted Kennedy. He was a friend, the model of public service and an American icon.

A Giant Lost

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Ted Kennedy will be missed. And the great cause of his career -- health care for all -- will pass the Congress as his final triumph.

In Memoriam: Send Donations To The Basic Rights Of All Americans

Beau Friedlander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beau Friedlander

Bipartisan health care reform is an absurdity. Demand that your elected officials pass a strong public option that rivals Ted Kennedy's vision of a single-payer system.

Ted Kennedy's Life is a Parable

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Ocamb

The real colorful dream of this country is not about a mythical Camelot but a real land of second-chances, a land of reinvention and fresh opportunity.

Healthcare Reform Named After Ted Kennedy Must Not Suck

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

If they're going to name the final healthcare reform bill after Senator Kennedy, we ought to be making legislative demands with voices as powerful and booming as the late senator's.

Ryan Grim

Kennedy Dies With "Cause of His Life" Just Out Of Reach | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Edward Kennedy, last of the Kennedy brothers and one of his generation's foremost champions of the less fortunate, died last night with the "cause of ...