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Senator Edward Kennedy

The Carter Presidency Revisited

Bennet Kelley | Posted 08.22.2016 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Since Democrats raced to distance themselves from Carter with almost as much vigor as Republican embraced him, the Carter failure meme has gone unchallenged for 35 years. With Carter's announcement that he is fighting advanced cancer, maybe it is time to set the record straight.

Celebrate Jackie Kennedy's Birthday With Her Reflective Words

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 09.28.2014 | Style
Jeryl Brunner

In 2011, on the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy presidency, Caroline Kennedy permitted the interviews to be shared with the world in an exhibit called "In Her Voice: Jacqueline Kennedy, The White House Years" at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston.

Barack Hussein Obama: Tiger or Pussy Cat?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Henry Adams

Anyone with ideas to the contrary learned this week that Barack Obama cannot walk on water. But even if he could, it would do no good, not so far as his opponents are concerned.

Friends Don't Let Friends Not Vote Massachusetts' Senate Election

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Just think how outrageous it would be if an election to replace the nation's most ardent champion of health care for all, stopped health care reform. That's exactly what Republican Scott Brown has said he will do.

TV Review: The Good Wife Goes to Better Heights

Catie Lazarus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Catie Lazarus

The Good Wife is closer than any Oprah or Barbara Walters special will ever be to bringing this viewer to understanding why Hilda Spitzer, Elizabeth Edwards (until recently), and Hilary Clinton stood by their men.

Glenn Beck and The 9/12 Marchers: Subversives From Within

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Today the right wing America haters actually are doing to America what no "illegal" immigrants ever do: work to overthrow our democracy and replace it with a theocracy.

Are You Perfect?

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

I no longer expect myself to be perfect. Instead, I borrow the verb form of that word. I definitely expect myself to be perfecting at all times.

Obama Is Right, His Critics (Right and Left) Are Wrong

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

To the right the truly insane, the armed, the deluded and the outright liars dwell. To the left the impatient and jaded dwell. So what is the last reasonable American -- President Obama -- to do?

Operation BabyLift: Ted Kennedy and the Orphans of Vietnam

Dana Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dana Sachs

Many people have recollected their interactions with Sen. Kennedy. I also met him -- in the pages of a 34-year-old transcript I discovered, researching a book about the Vietnam War.

On Losing a Human Rights Icon and a Beloved Uncle

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kerry Kennedy

For 30 years, Ted Kennedy was the human rights movement's strongest ally and its soul on Capitol Hill. He was my "go to" guy, and it wasn't just about being family.

So Long, It's Been Good to Know You, Senator

Jamie Stiehm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Stiehm

Troubles in paradise, to be sure, yet Kennedy overcame tragedies and addressed flaws that would have broken or bent most of us.

What About Joan Kennedy: Doesn't She Deserve an Honorable Mention Too?

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sophia A. Nelson

As I sat and watched the media coverage of the life of Senator Edward Kennedy, something struck me as unfair: What about the former Mrs. Kennedy -- Joan Bennett Kennedy?

Ted Kennedy: Master Sailor and Senator

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Gardner

There may not be any single senator ready to take up Ted Kennedy's mantle. So why not pick it up together as a legislative body?

The Teddy Imperative: It is Not Just about Health Care

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

The Senate's Last Lion roars no more, but "the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die."

Just One More Example of Edward Kennedy's Service to His Country

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Kennedy's role in ending the Vietnam War should be honored and remembered as a unique contribution he made to serving his country in a very difficult and polarized time.

Ted Kennedy: Remembrances from an 'Old Hand'

Jeff Blattner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Blattner

Strange as it seems, the best description of Senator Kennedy may have been offered by another Teddy -- Roosevelt -- more than two decades before Kennedy's birth.

Ted Kennedy, Public Service and Our Collective Charge

Lauren Melcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lauren Melcher

Today, as we remember the youngest Kennedy brother's life and achievements, I'm renewing my pledge to support the Serve America Act.

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.

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 Day Teddy Kennedy Held the Elevator for Me

Erin Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erin Green

Typically, you could tell that Kennedy was coming down the hall because he was grumbling at someone or talking to his large dog, a Portuguese Water Dog named Splash.

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...

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.

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.

How Ted Kennedy Countered Town Hall Goon Squads

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

There's a simple solution to these Republican astro-turf goon squads that are currently disrupting Democratic town hall meetings on health care. Do what Kennedy did.

Healthcare Reform Won't Happen This Year: Top Democrat Clyburn

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A prominent House Democrat said he doesn't expect a comprehensive healthcare reform bill to pass Congress in 2009, saying an incremental approach to c...