Wednesday, August 26, 2009



Robert Scheer on Ted Kennedy
"Remembering the Real Deal" -- The light has gone out and with it that infectious warm laugh and intensely progressive commitment of the best of the Kennedys. Not, at this point, to take anything away from the memory of his siblings—Bobby, whom I also got to know, was pretty terrific in his last years—but Senator Ted Kennedy was the real deal.


Ted Kennedy in Pictures
"Ted Kennedy in Pictures" There’s a lot missing in this hastily constructed array of Ted Kennedy’s life. His run for the presidency, for instance, and the scandal that never quite left him. We also leave out his many legislative accomplishments to focus on his family and the extraordinary swan song that might have been.


Truthdig on Kennedy's Passing
"Ted Kennedy Dies at 77" -- Having beaten his doctors’ previous prognosis and living to help usher in a new American administration, Sen. Ted Kennedy succumbed to brain cancer late Tuesday night at his home in Hyannis Port, Mass., at age 77.

Ted KennedyTed Took a Stand
"Classic: Truthdigger of the Week: Ted Kennedy" -- In honor of Sen. Ted Kennedy’s passing, we’re re-posting one of his classic moral stands. This 2007 speech against the escalation of the Iraq war was so good we had to give him an award.

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