Man of steel

“If you don’t have steel, you don’t have a country” declared President Donald Trump at a press availability with the Swedish prime minister. He...

The latest dumpster fire

You have to question the timing, not to mention the content, of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s revelation in the ongoing saga of...

The central axiom of partisan politics

The following Charles Krauthammer column was originally published on July 26, 2002. Mr. Krauthammer, whose columns had appeared in The News-Banner for several years,...

John McCain – courageous conscience of the U.S. Senate

“Make us to choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong.” This line from West Point’s Cadet Prayer sums up the career of...

Democrats are trying to steal U.S. Senate election in Florida

Republican Gov. Rick Scott leads Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson by 12,562 votes in the Florida Senate race. A margin of victory that large has...

The border wall or bust …

President Donald Trump’s Oval Office address this week was a total bust. His visit to the border fared no better. Trump predicted that his...

Will Trump exhaust our democratic capacities?

Political leaders in democracies have a few core obligations. They are charged with solving today’s problems and preparing their nations for the future. They...

Despite the Olympic glow, half of Korea remains in darkness

Watching the media fawning over the North Korean delegation at the Pyeongchang Olympics, I recalled a picture that my old boss, Secretary of Defense...

Trump’s anti-trade talk, tariffs raising alarms in rural Indiana

Trump Country in Indiana is the country, the rural areas that former radio host Mike Pence used to describe as the land of the...

The confluence of King and Kennedy in Indianapolis

The breaking news around 7 p.m. April 4, 1968 hit our home like a stab. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., had been gunned down...