Thank you, Mrs. Bush

By TOM ROSSHIRT Tom Rosshirt was a national security speechwriter for President Bill Clinton and a foreign affairs spokesman for Vice President Al Gore. He...

Amy Coney Barrett’s ‘cult’

When Notre Dame law professor and possible Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett was nominated for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, her affiliation...

Mississippi election tells an American story

“To understand the world, you must understand a place like Mississippi.” — Attributed to William Faulkner OXFORD, Miss. — Time was, there was no other American...

Trump should fear Uncle Joe

Joe Biden is a gaffe-prone 75-year-old Washington veteran — who is exactly what Democrats need. The suburbs have turned against Republicans, but Donald Trump’s working-class...

The Shutdown Trap: Hating government won’t improve it

“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.’’’ Ronald Reagan’s 1986 statement still invokes...

Trump and the central ideal of the Republic

Sometimes it is necessary to begin with the obvious. The claim that America needs more Norwegian migrants and fewer Africans from “sh-thole countries” is...

Woodpecker architectural engineering

The drumming sound of a woodpecker reverberates across Angelkeep on a regular basis. Woodpeckers peck out a living, or lunch, year-round. It’s one of the...

Tariffs will force Trump to break key campaign promises

President Trump’s announcement that he will impose stiff tariffs on American companies that purchase imported steel and aluminum should have come as no surprise....

More candor on census and citizenship

In a last-minute decision last week, the Commerce Department decided to include a question on citizenship on the 2020 census form mailed to every...

The Republican high-water mark

If Republicans aren’t losing their congressional majority this coming fall, they are doing a good job of acting like it. Dozens of Republicans are leaving...