Tag Archives: Ted Kennedy

Liberal Democrats and a History of Bipartisanship

One of the things that I dislike about the Tea Party is their punishing of any Republican who works with Democrats or who deviates in any way from their conservative philosophy. I don’t understand how they could do this and … Continue reading

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Heroes

I’ve always been inspired by heroes. From family members, to close friends, to major figures in books that I’ve read, these heroes have helped shaped my values, my politics, and the way I want to live my life. As I’ve … Continue reading

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Thinking About the Wealthy and “Occupy Wall Street”

One of my favorite Founding Fathers is Thomas Paine. The inspiration for this Everyday Citizen website, Paine was a strong foe of the aristocracy and the monarchy form of government. Despite his opposition to monarchy, Paine argued in the French … Continue reading

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Ted Kennedy, Richard Nixon and Universal Health Care

“Turning now to the rest of the agenda for 1974, the time is at hand this year to bring comprehensive, high quality health care within the reach of every American. I shall propose a sweeping new program that will assure … Continue reading

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The Collaboration of Ted Kennedy and Orrin Hatch

Ted Kennedy is remembered as one of the most effective Senators in the history of the Senate. He authored over 2,500 bills, of which 500 became law. Many of Kennedy’s most important bills came about after the 1980s, when the … Continue reading

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Remembering Ted Kennedy

In this past week, I’ve been feeling very sad at the death of Ted Kennedy. I share a sense of loss that many people feel over the death of this man who has been such a great progressive Senator for … Continue reading

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Debating with Conservative Friends

One could say that my life has been a series of debates.  This is not to say that I’m argumentative.  I’ve just been lucky in my life to have had friends with whom I could talk about issues and debate … Continue reading

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