REMEMBERING TED KENNEDY
- Daniel Sneider, Washington Post: A democratic revolution for Japan. "This is more than a simple shift in power. It ushers in a competitive,
two-party democracy in which politicians and their constituents may
finally have more say in shaping Japanese policy than bureaucrats and
- Mary Kissel, Wall Street Journal: "The Obama administration seems almost wholly unaware of this
anticapitalist, anti-U.S. turn of events in its cornerstone ally in
North Asia. This is a mistake."
- Jeff Kingston, Foreign Policy: Japan's new government faces a steep learning curve. "Having pledged not to raise taxes for four years, while promising
various tax cuts, subsidies and hand-outs, the DPJ will be adding to
Japan's record high public debt-to-GDP ratio, already closing in on 200
percent, by far the highest among advanced industrialized nations."
- James Carroll, Boston Globe: Kennedy kept the dream alive through our nation's worst nightmares. "He mattered so much to us because all these years, through his own
public service, he has given us a way to live with the wholly
unfinished catastrophe of November 1963, and its aftershock of June
- E.J. Dionne, Washington Post: To win on health care, look to Ted Kennedy. "Having held back, the administration now needs to lay
out clear and understandable goals, so it can bargain from a position
of strength. Dare one say it? That was Ted Kennedy's way."
- Joseph Finder, New York Times: The Holder investigation is a grave mistake. "For a new administration to repudiate a consequential legal decision in
an individual case made by the previous administration serves to
delegitimize our government itself, which is, after, all premised upon
- Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband, Wall Street Journal: Keeping the doctor-patient relationship sacred. "The bill does not set limits on what "best practices" federal officials
can implement. If it becomes law, bureaucrats could well write
regulations mandating treatment measures that violate patient autonomy."
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