Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

Alternative Fact of the Week: The Kennedys take their shot

Alternative Fact of the Week: The Kennedys take their shot

In Maryland, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is remembered for several things: her two terms as lieutenant governor under Parris Glendening, her subsequent failed gubernatorial bid and, in more recent years, her advocacy for retirement savings plans. But this week, she graduated from Free State political footnote to courageous truth-teller on the national stage by challenging her own brother and his Alternative Fact of the Week-worthy approach to vaccines.

For those who don’t follow such things, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., third child of Robert and Ethel Kennedy and nephew to former President John F. Kennedy, is not only a well-known environmental lawyer (and president of the board of the...

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