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Father Wilson D. (“Bill”) Miscamble has authored a 400-page biography, American Priest: The Ambitious Life And Conflicted Legacy of Notre Dame’s Father Ted Hesburgh. Catholic Hesburgh, born in 1917 a few days apart from Catholic John F. Kennedy, had the…

The Yankees had a hitter when I was kid. Robertson? Robinson? He didn’t last long, and I forget his name. But he had the most beautiful swing that I have ever seen. Better than the Babe, and better than the…

It was hot. June 7, 1968. To be seventeen years old was to be awed by the history of the moment. And tearful. Two days earlier my teenage political hero, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, had been assassinated. Everyone in America looked…

The Yankees had a hitter when I was kid. Robertson? Robinson? He didn’t last long, and I forget his name. But he had the most beautiful swing that I have ever seen. Better than the Babe, and better than the…

November 22, 2018 — A photographer friend sends along praise of Senator Barry Goldwater. Gone now twenty years, he was a noted portrayer of his beloved Southwest: “I am reading an issue of Arizona Highways devoted to his work. The only…

It was hot. June 7, 1968. To be seventeen years old was to be awed by the history of the moment. And tearful. Two days earlier my teenage political hero, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, had been assassinated. Everyone in America looked…

On Thursday, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation named Barack Obama the 2017 “Profile in Courage” award honoree, and no one in the major media caught the irony of it. According to the foundation, the award is given to those…

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