"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Today's Globe ran a wire photo on page 3, but that's it. Brooke once was a figure of pride on the Mass. political scene, a history-maker as the nation's only black senator at the time, and a part of the Frank Sargent-Elliott Richardson-Leverett Saltonstall moderate-to-liberal state GOP pantheon that the old Taylor family-owned Globe quite appreciated. After losing his bid for a third term to Paul Tsongas in '78, in a campaign in which his bitter divorce became news, Brooke moved away and pretty much fell out of the public eye. His appearance at the White House yesterday answers that "Whatever Became Of" question.