The coming $100 million U.S. Senate race

The U.S. Senate race between Democrat Evan Bayh and Republican Paul Helmke in 1998 ended up in the $4 million range. In 2010, Republican...

Numbers help tell Election Day stories

Election Day has always held a fascination. My earliest recollections of the importance of the event came from my parents. They watched the conventions and...

The candidate who wasn’t there

William McKinley would be proud. Hillary Clinton has been running the closest thing possible in the modern context to a front-porch campaign. She is happy...

When Jared wins

Can someone reacquaint President Donald Trump with Steve Bannon, his ideologist whom the president now professes barely to know? Trump’s jaw-dropping public distancing from Bannon...

The Democrats asked for this

Before Democrats burn James Comey in effigy, they should think about how the FBI director came to have an outsized influence in the election...

Are nostalgic and ridiculous insights ‘fake news’?

There have been some lamentations in this Saturday space of late about my frustrations with the term “fake news” and how that has developed...

Celebrate Indiana’s 200th birthday at the Street Fair

As I walked through downtown Bluffton Saturday afternoon for a few minutes, I could ...

Bannon and the fall of ‘populism

Is President Trump a populist or a corporatist? Is he appealing to white supremacists as a form of political opportunism — or because, deep down,...

Getting back to the basics

When told that the New England transcendentalist Margaret Fuller had grandly declared “I accept the universe,” the Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle dryly remarked: “She’d...

Welcome to the new, populist Republican Party

Mike Pence hit the nail on the head. On Sept. 8, while speaking at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California, he declared that...