Eli Whitney: A test for the statue police

Eli Whitney is one of my favorite forgotten giants of American history. Not completely forgotten. He invented the cotton gin. Many Americans know that about...

A new law is crimping local meth production

The dreary reality for the transformation of the Crossroads of America to “Indiana: The Methamphetamine State!” reached its low point in February 2014 when...

If you feel a bit discombobulated, well …

It’s a topsy turvy world we seem to be living in these days. • This week’s fluctuations in the stock market reminded me of Jim...

Trump throws away his momentum

President Trump delivered a State of the Union address that won the approval of 75 percent of viewers, including 43 percent of Democrats. Normally,...

The anti-Porter conspiracy

I’m having trouble understanding why Rob Porter had to resign his job as White House staff secretary (the person who manages the paper flow...

Another year older, but none the wiser

This week I celebrated yet another milestone: I avoided dying for 365 straight days. The fire department was grateful to my family for not putting...

The problem with Trump’s parade

Military parades, “treasonous” opponents — do you sense a pattern here? President Trump is such a master of the politics of distraction that everything he...

Considering winter as a positive

Someone at Angelkeep is negative on winter. Don’t blame Gwen. She loves it. She throws kisses to the falling snow. Gwen almost convinced her significant...

Snakes on a plane for emotional support?

When next you shoehorn yourself into one of America’s ever-shrinking airline seats, you might encounter a new wrinkle in the romance of air travel....

Actually, things are pretty good and looking better

“The country is divided. The political rhetoric is getting worse. The world seems to be in a mess.” “Relax, my friend. If you step back...