Thursday, April 18, 2019

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...

The agony of the moderate left

It’s not easy being on the moderate left these days. Politicians and activists committed to defending both liberal democracy and a practical, socially generous...

Don’t tread on this voter’s T-shirt

Andrew Cilek might be — this is just a hunch — unaware that 2018 is Brooks Brothers’ bicentennial. Judging by what he wore when...

Hoosier rural broadband proponents forge ahead

A decade ago, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jill Long Thompson ran on a platform vowing to save every Indiana city and town. But there was...

Woodpecker Identification 101

A variety of woodpeckers visit Angelkeep on a constant basis. Others not so much. The seldom seen red-headed woodpecker brings about great Angelkeep jubilation when...

Some pursue truth; others subvert truth

The Indiana University commencement address offered Saturday by Paul Tash championed the reasons members of the traditional news media should not be discounted, demonized,...

Christian baker 1, officious bureaucrats, 0

In the closely watched Masterpiece Cakeshop case, the Supreme Court dealt a blow against the small-mindedness that so often characterizes the self-appointed minders of...

The Angelkeep dandelion challenge

Spoiler alert: dandelion bests Angelkeep human again. Not exactly front page news, thus this column’s location. Most lawn keepers eventually lose the dandelion battle...

Trump isn’t the first president to embarrass America by cozying up to Putin

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting to get a different result, which is one of the...

Just about everyone’s got a permanent record these days

You remember those threats about your permanent record? It appears they were more than just threats. I remember hearing that in school, about something being...