This time, I don’t know what to rant about

A couple weeks ago, I sent out a screaming email to a small circle of family members who have not blocked a political discourse....

Quit all the clowning around

There have been a rash of sightings of “scary looking” clowns doing, well, nothing much except hanging out in places where there should be...

What Democrats owe the country

Senate Democrats think they can hold Donald Trump accountable by challenging him to deliver on issues where he has made populist noises. Supporters of this...

I sit. I muse. Is that providential?

A quiet three-day weekend with not a lot planned leaves time for some patio-sitting. And thinking. A little brief filler in a weekend local news...

Even for 2016, there are some things to ‘holler’ about

Another day, another dollar. Another year, another holler. Did I make that up or did I hear it somewhere? The first part of course is an...

2,000 miles away from home on 9/11

The year 2001 filled this space last week as I reminisced about a trip to a tropical ...

Birch Bayh tried for years to abolish Electoral College

Democrat Hillary Clinton apparently won the most votes this month, but she didn’t win the White House — a contradiction that is renewing debate...

The cycle of dehumanization

“A significant part of the Roma are unfit for coexistence. These Roma are animals, and they behave like animals. ...  Inarticulate sounds pour out...

Saving the Republic

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the “Republic” for which it stands. One Nation, under God,...

Taking measure of Vlad the Strongman

In the autumn of 2015, Indiana Republican National Committeeman John Hammond III was the first to broach the idea that Americans were open to...