Tag Archives: Ted Kennedy

Friendships With People You Disagree With

One of the trends that I’ve found most alarming is the decline in friendships with people you disagree with. I’ve noticed on Facebook and in some social interactions a tendency of people to want to interact only with people whom … Continue reading

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Ted Kennedy, Orrin Hatch and the Ryan White Act

As a person who deeply believes in our democratic ideas, I am deeply worried about this hyper-partisan times where people demonize those people with differing views. Ideologues are unwilling to debate on the issues, be willing to find common ground … Continue reading

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Ted Kennedy on How to Fight for Progressive Causes in the Senate

I know this is a tough time for my friends who supported Bernie Sanders. A few weeks ago I felt the same sense of sadness and disappointment when my candidate Elizabeth Warren dropped out. Though these two stalwart progressives lost … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders, Eugene Debs and Pushing the Political Center Leftward

I just heard about Bernie Sanders dropping out of the race. I have many friends who are Bernie Sanders supporters and I offer my condolences. I felt the same way a few weeks ago when Elizabeth Warren dropped out of … Continue reading

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Ted Kennedy and Meals On Wheels

Over the years, several of my more conservative friends have criticized me for seeing Ted Kennedy as a hero. They make legitimate points about Ted Kennedy’s atrocious conduct in Chappaquidick and his years of excessive drinking and womanizing before his … Continue reading

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Ted Kennedy, Orrin Hatch and the American With Disabilities Act

With this era of hyper-partisanship, we sometimes forget that this country has a rich history of bipartisan cooperation between liberals and conservatives on important bills. One of the greatest collaborations between a liberal and a conservative legislator is the bipartisan … Continue reading

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Thinking About Ellen DeGeneres and Her Friendship With George Bush

I recently saw a news item about Ellen DeGeneres’s friendship with George W. Bush and it had to make me smile. I admire Ellen for having a generosity of spirit that I strive for but don’t always have. I posted … Continue reading

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Having Conservative Friends in the Age of Trump

Recently I saw Jeanne Sager’s book “I Love You, But I Hate Your Politics” in the library and decided to check it out. I’m a liberal but I have conservative friends and family members. I love and care for them, … Continue reading

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The Freshman Democrats in Congress

I’ve been reading a lot about the incoming class of freshman Democrats in the House of Representatives and the Senate. It’s great to see the enthusiasm and energy that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Kyrsten Sinema are bringing to their new … Continue reading

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Two Bipartisan Immigration Bills That Tried to Address Conservative Concerns on Border Security

For several years, I’ve been listening to far Right conservatives complain about the federal government’s inaction on having a more secure border with Mexico. Many of these same conservatives, however, were against two bipartisan immigration bills that specifically tried to … Continue reading

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