A new paean to progressivism overlooks why Americans lost trust in...

Is there anything more depressing than a cheerful liberal? The question is prompted by one such, historian David Goldfield, who has written a large-hearted...

What winter freeze can cause

Brrr. Not a stutter. Winter hit. Brrr. Did you know that the authority of Oxford Dictionaries (If you can’t trust the British for proper oratory,...

Hiding public information in plain sight

Here we go again. Every legislative session in recent memory has had at least one proposal to eliminate public notice advertising in one form or...

Yearning for yesteryear

RE: Dave Butler’s letter to this column Dec. 27, “Downtown not the same.” That was spot on. I could not have said it better. A...

Sofia Vergara, frozen embryos and forced procreation

The Supreme Court of Colorado will soon rule on whether a person has a constitutional right to not procreate. The dispute is between Drake...

Trump and the central ideal of the Republic

Sometimes it is necessary to begin with the obvious. The claim that America needs more Norwegian migrants and fewer Africans from “sh-thole countries” is...

A surprise encounter in the southwest

Once or twice a year, it seems that I dedicate this space to writing about one of my favorite places to visit in the...

Should Congress cut up Uncle Sam’s credit card?

Imagine that each month, you spend $2,000 more than you earn and charge the difference to your credit card. You make interest payments but...

In Oregon, progressivism spills over at the pump

Frank Lloyd Wright purportedly said, “Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.” Today, however, Oregon is...

The Hoosier sanctuary of civility

In the era of brash intolerance, when a presidential candidate says he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and not lose a vote, could...