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Senator Kennedy

From Dress Codes to ENDA, a Personal Journey of Social Progress

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

The Employment Non-discrimination Act of 2013 passed the Senate today, 39 years after it was first introduced. I feel very privileged to have lived long enough, from being at Stonewall as a teenager to being in the Senate gallery today, to watch history unfold.

Repealing the Guest Worker Program

Andy Schupak | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics
Andy Schupak

"Mexican workers make up about 60% of the undocumented aliens in the U.S. and they are here primarily for work. If we are to have any hope of getting control of our immigration problems, we have to make documentation and control a priority."

Congratulations, America. You Passed Wind.

Ben Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Carmichael

For some, it was with a sense of relief that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar passed Cape Wind. For others, it was the latest in a drama that has lasted nearly a decade. Either way, this is a story that blows.

How Ted Kennedy Helped Me Home

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randy Susan Meyers

Back in the days of the crazy housing boom in Boston, the Mission Hill triple-decker where I rented an apartment for my daughters and myself was sold to a guy who quadrupled our rent to an impossible sum.

What Happens Next In Immigration Reform?

Shari Robertson & Michael Camerini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shari Robertson & Michael Camerini

Along the way, our journey with "the law that nearly was" became an education in the workings of the American political system, right from a ringside seat on the legislative process.

SLIDESHOW: Kennedy Wisdom In Esquire

Esquire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Marking the end of a 70-year dynasty: wisdom and advice from JFK, RFK, and Ted, much of it recently uncovered, surprising, and as you've rarely heard ...

Why We Can't Forget about HIV/AIDS in Health-Care Reform

David Mixner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Mixner

For nearly three decades, too many people have died and millions more are living with HIV/AIDS' painful realities. Stated simply, it is far from over.

Weeping for the Kennedys

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

The Kennedys knew how to strive for noble causes, step by step. They would make deals, but only to benefit the best causes.

My One and Only Kennedy Funeral

Andrew Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Cohen

The lesson for Ted Kennedy was a simple one: never, ever give up because if you last long enough things can come around.

The Last of the Scrappy Pragmatists

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

The compelling thing about Kennedy is that his style permeated his substance. It was his most profound attribute as both man and politician.

Senator Kennedy and the Animated Discourse of Liberty

Pat Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pat Nolan

The patriot Sam Adams celebrated the "animated discourse of liberty." Neither Kennedy nor his staff disrespected my own strongly held views on abortion, gay marriage and judicial nominations.

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.

The Kennedy Option; A Matter of Life and Death

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shannyn Moore

For Ted's decades-long fight, and the daily struggle of people like Lennie, a woman who sees her struggle over health care as more horrific than a machete attack, we must pass a "Kennedy Option."

What Ted Kennedy Meant to Me

Joe Trippi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Trippi

I learned a lot in the long campaign of 1980. Kennedy taught me loyalty, brotherhood, to never give in -- and to always fight.

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.

The Death of a Friend

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

Known as the "Lion of the Senate," we counted on Ted to fight for fairness in the workplace and serve as a voice for those whose labor makes this country great.

Republicans Announce Plans to Honor Senator Kennedy

Sean Carman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sean Carman

The Republican Party announced today that it will honor the legacy of Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy by continuing its campaign to defeat any prospect of health care reform.

Congressman Waxman: What Americans Need to Know About Health Care

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Last week, Rep. Waxman paneled a discussion at UCLA on climate change. Later, he was gracious enough to sit down with me for an interview.

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.

Ted Kennedy -- "Greatest Senator of our Time"

Mike Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Smith

I arranged for Placido Domingo, the great tenor, to sing to Ted Kennedy on his 72nd B-day. Of course, Teddy loved to sing and joined in two-part harmony. He had a great baritone.

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.

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.


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.

The Greatest Senator in American History

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

No one in all of America's great history got more tangible things that mattered accomplished for the American people. On issue after issue, Ted Kennedy was at the center of the debate.