The Willy Loman presidency

One of President Trump’s favorite words is “strong.” His obsession with strength leads him to a love for unilateral announcements, denunciations of staff members...

Angelkeep Journals: February ends, records intact

Glee spread across Angelkeep this day like dandelions in May. February breathed its last gasp of winter dormancy. 

The Russian temptation

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, the Democrat from Minnesota, uttered a forlorn sentiment at a Center for American Progress conference. She said Democrats can’t spend all...

Why do we care about Jamal Khashoggi?

He had an appointment at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to collect some documents he needed to marry his Turkish fiancee — a certificate...

The Turkish hostage crisis

It’s never a good idea to negotiate with a hostage-taker, but when it’s a NATO ally, there isn’t much choice. The Trump administration has been...

Two cheers for democratic socialists

“Socialism has known increments of success, basic failure and massive betrayal. Yet it is more relevant to the humane construction of the twenty-first century...

A little too much reality in the show?

Watching the parade of porn stars, reality TV contestants and former Playboy models lining up to lambaste the president of the United States, as...

Birch Bayh and the enduring Electoral College

Hoosiers lost a political lion this past week with the passing of Birch Bayh at age 91....

With case on coerced union fees, the Supreme Court has a chance to correct...

Overturning mistaken decisions is an occasional duty of the Supreme Court, whose noblest achievement was the protracted, piecemeal repudiation, with Brown v. Board of...

Ocasio-Cortez could learn a thing or two about socialism from Trump

For three months in 1917, Leon Trotsky lived in the Bronx, just south of the congressional district where Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently defeated a 10-term...