Commentary on today’s news and opinion, from readers and newsmakers.
The news broke late Wednesday afternoon that Mary Richardson Kennedy, estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., was found dead at her Bedford home. Today the Westchester County medical examiner confirmed she died of asphyxiation by hanging. She was 52. How LoHud.com readers reacted:
I had the pleasure of knowing Mary Richardson Kennedy while I worked for Bobby Jr. She was a kind woman and her untimely death is a terrible tragedy. It’s a shame that the personal issues between her and her then-husband and her struggle with personal demons has to be front page news. Rest in peace, Mary. My prayers are with you and both sides of your family.”
— Diane Fennell
So sorry. Another Kennedy tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.”
— Doris Stanley
May she rest in peace. My heart goes out to her children.”
— Carol Porter Bouton
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A letter to the editor, “Don’t let ignorance sway your vote,” has readers debating the definition of socialism and arguing over the next president of the United States, making it the most-commented-on story of the moment on LoHud.com.
Most of the people that call Obama a socialist can’t accurately describe what it means. I love when they interchange communism and socialism. It’s hilarious.”
— Sean Hay
I like it even better when they consider any regulation to be socialism.”
— Zach Harrison
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