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The new film "Chappaquiddick" directed by John Curran and written by Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan opened this weekend. It's a straightforward examination of the events surrounding the death of Mary Jo Kopechne when Ted Kennedy crashed his car off a bridge on Martha's Vineyard.

Mary Jo Kopechne could not be reached for comment....

I'm not predicting that the mandate or the entirety of Obamacare will go down at the Supreme Court.  But based on the oral arguments, those who support the law are in a state of panic. Digging back into Memeorandum from March 23, 2010, when Obamacare was signed into...

So it's okay.  (h/t Terri in Tip Line) The point is not that there's anything wrong with it, but the hypocrisy (which applies even more to Romney) is dripping, considering how Newt was raked over the coals for a video with Nancy Pelosi which did not...

Of course, it takes a publication like Mother Jones to pull this stuff up, but it hasn't received a lot of attention since it was published in October. There's a curious reference to Teddy having to work in Washington in order for Massachusetts to pass Romneycare. It hasn't come up much,...

24 years ago a new term was coined, "borking" or "to bork."  It is a tactic in which Democrats still revel, except when they feel they are on the receiving end at which point they cry foul. Borking is the complete politicization of the judicial nomination...

If it keeps him on the straight and narrow, good for him.http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1(The bride to be gets to meet Gov. Linc Chaffee and Congressman David Cicilline.)--------------------------------------------Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTubeVisit the Legal Insurrection Shop on CafePress!...

He did, in 1961 while visiting Santiago, Chile, while he was an Assistant District Attorney of Suffolk County (Boston), Massachusetts (not clear if this was on the taxpayers' dime):“While Kennedy was in Santiago he made arrangements to ‘rent’ a brothel for an entire night. Kennedy allegedly invited...

Well, why would they, he was no Jack Kennedy or Ronald Reagan:Miss him yet?--------------------------------------------Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTubeVisit the Legal Insurrection Shop on CafePress!...

I'm trying really, really hard not to take the bait.  I promised you I would be better next time.At least I've recognized that I have a problem, which is the first step, right?You see, the thing is, I just enjoy it too much, so I...

Update 10-24-2010:  Two updates so important I'm putting them at the top of this post.  Take a look at Miracle in RI-1? by David Freddoso at The Washington Examiner and John Loughlin Will Win the Kennedy People’s Seat in RI-1 by Jack Fowler at NRO.----------------------------------------------------John Loughlin is...

Just when you thought it was over:With speculation mounting that US Representative William D. Delahunt will not seek reelection, Joseph P. Kennedy III, son of the former congressman and great-grandson of the Kennedy family patriarch, is eyeing a run to succeed him in the 10th...

William Lynch, Chairman of the Democratic Party of Rhode Island for the past decade, has thrown his hat into the ring to run to replace Patrick Kennedy.Please, please let Lynch get the Democratic nomination. Lynch is so deeply part of the problem, has opposed almost...

The bowing out of Patrick Kennedy is a plus, on many different levels. But this positive should not be construed as a guarantee that the seat will leave the Democratic Party.Rhode Island is one of the bluest states. The Democrats control the legislature and most...

Reports are that Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) will not be running for reelection.Everyone is wondering why. If I weren't such a humble person, I might suggest the following:Now what do I do?Update: Upside of Patrick leaving so soon, I got an Instalanche out of it. ...

As readers of this blog already know, I am cursed with two of the looniest Congressmen in existence, Patrick Kennedy in my home state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, and Maurice Hinchey in Ithaca, NY, where I live during the academic year.In the wake...