The real Ted Kennedy

Ted Kennedy was the quintessential public man who overcame adversity to serve Massachusetts with honour Those of us who live in Massachusetts always had a different relationship with than did the rest of the country – and, for that matter, the world. Depending on your point of view, Kennedy was either an icon of progressivism or an avatar of evil. What he was not, except to those of us who were fortunate enough to be his constituents, was a regular guy ... Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Fabrice Florin - Aug 26, 2009 - 4:12 AM PDT
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Derek Hawkins
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by Derek Hawkins - Aug. 26, 2009

An enlightening story, especially for someone who didn't grow up with an understanding of Kennedy's relationship with Massachusetts, its citizens and pols alike. Unlike some of what I've read from New Englanders about Kennedy, this piece portrays the fallible human being in Kennedy, not just the icon.

A nice dose of realism amid the Kennedy worship we'll see this week.

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Fabrice Florin
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by Fabrice Florin - Aug. 26, 2009

Thoughtful observations about Ted Kennedy, who passed away yesterday. This blog post gives a brief but informative overview of the senator's character and some of his key accomplishments. Insightful and timely perspective.

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Jim Lang
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by Jim Lang - Sep. 2, 2009

This opinion piece approaches Kennedy from a different perspective than most -- it examines him as a home state senator. It isn't fawning. It treats him as an imperfect man and highlights a turning point in his life and political career.

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Deborah Plummer
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by Deborah Plummer - Aug. 26, 2009

Yes .... Mr. Kennedy writes a personal story about Sen. Kennedy as his constituent; a notion not often brought out by the media. One hears a lot about Ted but rarely do we hear about those who were represented by Sen. Kennedy. I grew-up with Sen. Kennedy and I wanted to "hear" a different perspective and Dan K. provided it. His writing was clear, succient, and "different."

I'm glad Ted was a "regular guy" because it balances what I just learned about Jimmy Carter being a snob while in the White House toward the daily workers, i.e. cooks, cleaners, etc. If I can learn something new everytime I read an article/story/book, I've grown and that's a good thing.

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