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Ted Kennedy Dead

The Cresting Wave

Sasha Reuther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sasha Reuther

The fight for health care reform is a generation-defining struggle that must not waver, even with the loss of a great champion. I pledge to do my part and only hope that we can forge the next coalition to finally reach the shore.

Ted Kennedy, the Man Who Would Be President

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hermene Hartman

Ted Kennedy, the gentleman from Massachusetts, as I pause and review his life now, I can't help but wonder what might this country look like now, had he become president.

Faith Is About Redemption: The Life of Ted Kennedy

Jim Wallis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Wallis

Ted Kennedy was the classic American success story who, though sorely tested by adversity and plagued by his own moral shortcomings, found a way to overcome his personal flaws and pain to achieve extraordinary things.

The Life and Death of Ted Kennedy: Continuing to Learn as We Mourn

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
SaraKay Smullens

Even those who win one moment can face horrific, brutal loss in the next. The rich and famous are no more spared than the rest of us.

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.

Ted Kennedy's Portuguese Water Dogs Will Be Missed On The Hill

Politico | Erika Lovley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) was years ahead of the curve when it came to Take Your Dog to Work Day. The constant presence of his three Portuguese water...

Senator Ted Kennedy's Leadership on LGBT Issues: A Model for Progressive Catholics

Marianne Duddy-Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marianne Duddy-Burke

Who will be the kind of leader who would stand up for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) concerns like Kennedy did? We lost a loyal friend and a powerful advocate.

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.

Memories of Ted Kennedy: Teaching Me How To Be Both Liberal and Purple

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Thank you, Senator Kennedy. May your soul rest in peace. We shall all miss you, Democrats and Republicans alike.

Politicians Descend On Senator Kennedy's Funeral

Duncan Quirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Duncan Quirk

Malice, Blowback, and the "Yeah, So?" Gambit

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Lurio

Kennedy's last public act before he died was to write the Massachusetts Democratic leadership and plead for the law that forbids a governor from appointing a senator's successor, be changed.

The Dream Lives On: Keeping The Kennedy Fire Alive

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

As Senator Kennedy was finally laid to rest yesterday, the weight of his passing hit me much harder than I thought. I can feel the collective heartbre...

Epitaphs for the Miscreants

Sam Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Greenfield

I wonder what the scribes will write about those who have attacked Kennedy and/.or his programs as his family and most of the nation mourned.

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.

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."

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 8 Strangest Reactions To Ted Kennedy’s Death | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

There's nothing funny about the death of Senator Ted Kennedy, but there's something really funny about the way people have reacted to it....

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.

Healthcare, History and Kennedy

Katrina vanden Heuvel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katrina vanden Heuvel

We should be inspired to honor and fight for the cause of Senator Kennedy's life. The Senate's fighting liberal would not place the fate of affordable health insurance back in the hands of the private sector.

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.

Edward Kennedy: A Lifelong Champion of Human Rights

Elisa Massimino | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elisa Massimino

Ted Kennedy was a voice for the voiceless and a true advocate for the fundamental rights of all people -- Americans, as well as those beyond our shores, including refugees and immigrants.

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 Gift of Ted Kennedy

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

He was a terrific campaigner, as I witnessed first hand in several campaigns, including my own father's campaign for Congress in Connecticut in 1972, when Ted made a special point of speaking on my father's behalf to an enthusiastic audience of shipworkers in Norwich.

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.

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.