Thursday, February 21, 2019

Jesuitgate and the flight from religion

Do you wonder why the proportion of Americans declaring themselves unaffiliated with organized religion has skyrocketed in recent decades? This trend is especially pronounced among...

Trying to be in the 8% who reach New Year’s resolutions

“How’s your New Year’s resolution coming along?” a friend asked me last week. I had mentioned to him earlier...

More than one kind of corruption

When people think of corruption in high places, they tend to think of elites feathering their own nests. Bill and Hillary Clinton monetized political...

Shame on Google

Giving in to pressure from its workforce, Google recently announced that it is pulling out of Project Maven, a groundbreaking Pentagon program to harness...

Bush 41’s point of contrast and light

History fascinates me because it is often a juxtaposition of irony. Man claims to build an unsinkable ship and the Titanic cascades to the...

The road to Indianapolis

For the past five years, the first full week of February has meant starting a three-month routine that will end with a trip to...

How Braun makes the GOP Senate race a 3-way deal

For the third time in six years, Hoosier Republicans face a critical decision, which is to choose a U.S. Senate nominee. Over the past...

The ugly attacks were inevitable

Although many of the Supreme Court’s decisions have been contested and even condemned, its justices have been remarkably successful in performing the role Alexander...

When is it over? Let’s keep going just a little bit...

Watching basketball this weekend reminded me of this bit of dialogue from the 1978 movie “Animal House.” To set it up, the boys in...

Can we work together? Wisdom from Canned Heat

A friend of mine told me very recently that she really likes my column on Mondays. “I do too, when I’ve got something to write...