A few times per week, around noon time we will post a few op-ed pieces from newspapers, mainstream websites, or elsewhere from the blogosphere:
Last evening, the historic and Shakespearean life of Edward M. Kennedy came to an end as the Senator lost his fight with terminal brain cancer. Teddy was diagnosed with the life-threatening disease back in May 2008 and has been publicly and privately fighting his battle for over a year. Concerns of his health escalated in the past week after he wrote a letter to Massachusetts lawmakers asking they ignore state law and appoint his successor immediately (State law requires a special election to be held 145 days after the resignation – ironically, a law put in place by Democratic lawmakers to prevent Fmr. Gov. Mitt Romney from appointing a Republican successor to fill John Kerry’s spot as he ran for President).
Ted Kennedy will be remembered for many things; some victories, some tragedies, but all creating a major impact on the United States of America. There is no doubt he will go down as one of the most influential Senators in American history. Whether you agreed or disagreed with him, he was well respected by his peers on both sides of the aisle. Here are a few obituaries remembering the life of the Lion of the Senate and the last remaining icon of the 20th century Kennedy political dynasty.