The Day Civil Discourse Died

It’s the day for remembering the achievements of Ted Kennedy, it seems. Here’s a shining moment:

If a young person ever asks you when it was that America’s public discourse began to rapidly devolve into the fetid, polarized mess we have today, point them to this day–when Kennedy, backed by NOW, People for the American Way, and a brilliantly viscious ad campaign featuring Gregory Peck smeared a good and brilliant man.