Bannon and the fall of ‘populism

Is President Trump a populist or a corporatist? Is he appealing to white supremacists as a form of political opportunism — or because, deep down,...

Will members of Indiana panel be under the influence?

Those looking forward to the commission tasked with straightening out Indiana’s archaic alcohol rules may see reason for concern. Namely, that legislators serving on the...

Political courage crimps Indiana meth production

We had been the Hoosier State. The Crossroads of America, heart of the corn belt and the center of the basketball universe. Three years...

Will the eclipse bring another Y2K apocalypse?

Part of the discussion in Thursday’s news staff meeting was how much is being made about Monday’s solar eclipse. “I don’t recall the last one...

Is the Party of Lincoln now the Party of Lee?

This year will mark my 30th anniversary as a syndicated columnist. During these years, I have written more words than I would have preferred...

You’ll shoot your eye out, kid … or burn it out!

There is a total solar eclipse coming in a few days, and its totality will pass perilously close to Indiana. That means that during...

Will there ever be a breaking point?

We are past the time when mournful comments about President Trump’s disgraceful behavior are sufficient. It is no longer defensible for his lieutenants or...

Reptilia Island beckons … not

What began as a muskrat home, correctly known as a lodge, built of sticks, cattails, reeds, mud and all manner of Angelpond debris, was...

Mothball the Confederate monuments

Robert E. Lee wasn’t a Nazi, and surely would have had no sympathy for the white supremacist goons who made his statue a rallying...

End the denial about Trump

It should not have taken the death and injury of innocents to move our nation toward moral clarity. It should not have taken President...