Trump vs. the Khans

Donald Trump got sound advice the other day. At a rally at Davenport, Iowa, he told the crowd that a prominent supporter had called...

The Colin Powell defense

The influence that Colin Powell has over Hillary Clinton is something to behold. His word is her command. When he tells her to break...

A resigning Republican

An open letter to Wells County Republicans: With my election as a Precinct Committeeman to Nottingham Township, it was my sincere hope to help influence...

Rightward populism sweeping the West

While the pundits, the intelligentsia and the establishment as we’ve known it for years are grappling with the rise of Donald Trump and trying...

20 minutes and two defining stances

EVANSVILLE – “Ha!” This was a deep-throated staccato mono-syllable projected from the diaphragm of Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb at last Tuesday’s debate at the University...

Winning an election doesn’t mean a mandate

Here’s a holiday trivia quiz: Name a Hoosier running for executive office who didn’t poll a majority of the popular vote even though this...

Songs of the season and dreaming of warmer climates

My daughter has been posting random lyrics from Christmas songs on her Facebook page all month long. “This year, to save me from tears, I’ll...

Academia may now be beyond satire

The Chronicle of Higher Education, which is a window on the sometimes weird world of academia, recently revisited a hilarious intellectual hoax from 20...

Divided nation. Battle nigh. Drink heavily

The war between the streets is closer than you might think. Days away in fact. North versus South. It will be brother against brother...

The myth of a passive president

President Donald Trump gives the impression of having done everything in his first month in the White House  — except think about Congress. A couple...