Best wishes to Ted Kennedy and his family in the aftermath of his diagnosis with brain cancer.
Analysts are pointing out that the Democrats need Kennedy more than ever, as a party wise man who could help heal it after a divisive primary.
Kennedy has been among the more effective legislators of his generation and has helped make the lives of most Americans better. He has been a friend of higher education and stood against attempts by the Israel lobby to defund or censor Middle East studies at US universities. You can’t think of anyone who could step into his shoes in the latter regard, and certainly not, as this AP clip suggests, Hillary Clinton.