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Madeleine Blais

Madeleine Blais teaches in the Journalism Department at UMass Amherst and is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author.

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The Kennedys

A Small Decision, Carefully Considered

By Madeleine Blais

We proudly displayed the Kennedy’s card for decades. But this year I decided against it. Ted is gone, Joan has had a hard life, Kara died much too young. Treating their overbearingly cheerful card as a cartoon seemed wrong.