by | May 14, 2019

Here was the headline in the Washington Post: Trump takes over Fourth of July celebration, changing its location and inserting himself into the program The story, among other things, said this, bold print supplied for emphasis: President Trump has effectively taken…

by | Apr 14, 2019

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…

by | Jan 4, 2019

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…

by | Jan 4, 2019

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…

by | Nov 28, 2018

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…

by | Jun 6, 2018

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…

by | Mar 3, 2017

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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