Saturday, September 22, 2018

United and divided by history

NEW ORLEANS — During a week when we try to put aside our divisions to celebrate a shared love for our country, we should...

Earnings in the 21st Century go to college graduates

The most eagerly anticipated element of the Employment Situation Summary (the monthly jobs report) are changes to worker wages. With labor force participation rates...

Turn off the TV, Mr. President

Donald Trump is the first president in U.S. history to have been baited into undermining his own negotiating position by negative TV coverage. Less...

A wooden chest for the living room. It’s a treasure.

What we’ve done is definitely counterintuitive. At a time when we are trying to declutter our lives, we’ve added a cumbersome piece of furniture. Still,...

A quarter-century of Clintons

Twenty-five years ago on Nov. 3, 1992, William Jefferson Clinton was elected president of the United States — and Hillary Clinton is still trying...

Our ‘homeless’ politicians and the lure of power

We apparently have a housing shortage in Indiana that is about to become a crisis. The representatives and senators we elect to serve our...

A steaming bowl of Christmas carp?

There are Christmasy things that ring with tradition but may not be the “gotta-have gift” or “go to” seasonal event. Some are best left...

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...

How Braun makes the GOP Senate race a 3-way deal

For the third time in six years, Hoosier Republicans face a critical decision, which is to choose a U.S. Senate nominee. Over the past...

‘Thoughts and prayers’ have value, but do something

This “thoughts and prayers” thing is starting to wear me out. In the aftermath of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, there has been an outcry:...