“Lost trust reduces our ability to meet our great challenges, which certainly do include health care cost control and ending dependence on fossil fuels. Neither of those issues will be solved by one piece of legislation — they both will require sustained leadership over the next few decades and we should be very reluctant to […]
Isn’t it time to take a deep breath and reject the tone used by some contributors? To me, when there is more heat than light nothing gets accomplished. The sad and immense loss of Senator Kennedy should make us think deliberately, and act with integrity and charity. How else to serve the common good? J. Knowles
Thanks to all who have weighed in on this issue at this website or by e-mail. You have greatly contributed to my understanding. I’ve submitted a post with some further thoughts to the Belmont Citizen Herald.
Will, Senator Ted Kennedy has been wise to anticipate the consequences of his failing health. It would be respectful and good for Massachusetts to honor his wishes and ensure a successor to serve out his term.
In a letter to Governor Patrick and Legislative leaders, Senator Kennedy urged the legislature to revisit the process under which the state would appoint a replacement should a Senator leave office prior to the completion of their term. The Senator, seeking to avoid a situation where Massachusetts would be left short a Senator for the […]
Will, I am strongly opposed to changing this law. It was just changed a few years ago to what it is at Sen. Kennedy’s request. The change he has now requested was proposed by the Republicans in 2004 and was rejected by the Democrats in the legislature. This is just more of the hypocritical […]