David Long exits standing tall

Ever since a couple of corruption convictions in the Indiana Senate four decades ago, the ensuing era of Statehouse politics has been mostly scandal...

Terra Brantley is using her story to teach, inspire others

About 130 women filled the dining hall but you could have heard a pin drop. Terra Brantley, 54, is known perhaps in equal parts for...

Ironic consequences of Europe’s war guilt

Adam Armoush is, for the moment, the most famous Jewish victim in the world — and he’s not even Jewish. He’s a 21-year-old Israeli...

Farewell Mrs. Johnson, and thanks for 30 years at BHS

Graduation is less than two weeks away for Bluffton High School’s seniors, but they won’t be the only ones who will leave #1 Tiger...

I’m David. When I heard ‘Robert,’ I was in trouble

It has become the universal shorthand for raising children: When Mom uses the middle name, the kid knows he’s in trouble. (I use the pronoun...

How to protect democracy

There was a time in recent history when conservatives understood the dangers of an imperial presidency. I, along with most conservative commentators, railed against...

Celebrate a journalist – Ernie Pyle

President Trump called the “fake news media” the “real enemy of the people” again — the most recent  tweet was posted just days after...

How celebrity culture infected our democracy

From the beginning of the American republic, its founders obsessed about how it all would end. “Democracy never lasts long,” said John Adams. “There...

What this then-fifth grader remembers about Sept. 11

My dad and I were watching the morning’s national news, waiting for the bus when it happened. I had just turned 11 a couple weeks...

A word on behalf of religion

These have been hard times for American institutions. Over the past four to five decades, confidence in nearly every institution of American life has...