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Ted Kennedy and Massachusetts

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Edward M. Kennedy died last night after representing Massachusetts in the US Senate for 47 years. The Boston Globe, of course, has comprehensive coverage on the life and career of the "liberal lion."

And frequent CW contributor Dan Kennedy (no relation) has a great piece in the Guardian ("The Real Ted Kennedy") on how the internationally known senator was viewed in his home state:

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 who went about the mundane business of representing his state in the US Senate with diligence, seriousness and joy. For us, Kennedy was not a symbol. He was a real-life human being.

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