Ted Kennedy, 1932-2009
Also, if you have the time, you should check out the Miller Center of Public Affairs (full disclosure: I work for the Center) for its resources on Ted Kennedy’s time in the Senate. The Center is currently working on completing the Edward Kennedy Oral History Project, which will feature interviews with the late senator, as well as interviews with staff, aides and family. That won’t be finished until next year though, so in the meantime, we have a page up with the various resources the Center has on Kennedy. It’s worth taking a look.
Will adds: I suspect my view of Kennedy’s legacy is somewhat less charitable than Jamelle et. al.’s, but death has a way of making political differences seem very trivial. His speech to the 1980 Democratic Convention remains the most forceful and stirring defense of modern liberalism I can recall, and no matter what you may think of the man’s politics, it’s a worthy encapsulation of the very best of American liberalism.