Thursday, February 21, 2019

Angelkeep Journals: Throwing out coffee grounds

It is said that coffee grounds are good for the garden. They loosen the soil. They help earthworms thrive, who in turn...

‘Popular interest’ libraries in this changing world

If I were asked to list miracles of human achievement in my lifetime, three would quickly come to mind:

Republicans who abide Trump’s trashing of the Constitution should be expelled...

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — America’s most improbably popular governor, a Republican beginning his second term in perhaps the bluest state, resembles a beer...

Surprising findings about Indiana’s home values

A year ago, my colleagues at the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University and I met with staff...

Trump shouldn’t be forcing Republicans to choose fidelity to him or...

If the goal is to build a border wall, then President Trump has made the wrong decision at every turn. In early...

The FBI is not a separate branch of government

It’s too early to take away any clear lessons from the Trump era, except one: Whatever you do, never fire the FBI...

Trying to be in the 8% who reach New Year’s resolutions

“How’s your New Year’s resolution coming along?” a friend asked me last week. I had mentioned to him earlier...

The real national emergency: the triviality of our politics

When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi learned that President Trump would declare a national emergency to shift around money to finance his border...

You can’t say that on Twitter

She tweeted that “men are not women,” and for that, Meghan Murphy, feminist journalist, was banned from Twitter. An anodyne statement of...

Saying goodbye to my mom, because a transition is at hand

“Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.” That was the introduction to the long-running...