From the daily archives: Monday, December 12, 2016

Assuming that many of you are quite aware of the late John Glenn’s many feats as an astronaut, Marine pilot and long service as an Ohio Democratic senator from a small town in Central Ohio, I’ve decided to forego repeating them from my own memories of a modest quiet-spoken good man. Indeed, his Boy Scoutish character is the antipathetic contrast to Donald Trump, the insufferable Monster-in-Chief of today’s ugly political culture.

I was a political writer and he was a politician, which suggests a separation of, say, church and state.

But as I grew to know him one on one, […]

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