Perhaps the fullest conservative commentary on Kennedy can be found at the National Review Web site, where a variety of writers have been weighing in on the man and his legacy. The conclusion from one of those contributors, Bill Bennett:

To the American Left, he was their lion. To the American conservative movement, he was our bane. But today, we put the politics aside and wish him and his family God’s peace.

Greg Marx is a CJR staff writer. Follow him on Twitter @gregamarx.