Despite a strangely crossed-out headline on the New York Times website, it’s true: Senator Kennedy has indeed passed away.
Ted Kennedy is the man who built modern America, from the Civil Rights Act to the salvation of Medicare. Senator, your commitment to equality has proved your detractors short-sighted, time and time again. You leave behind a grateful nation.
[T]he work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die.
Yes, we are all Americans. This is what we do. We reach the moon. We scale the heights. I know it. I’ve seen it. I’ve lived it. And we can do it again.
– Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA), 1932-2009