Random acts of kindness all around us

One of the most enjoyable parts of writing a weekly column is the feedback that our readers provide. Sometimes that feedback is in person at...

The disinformation campaign

The human mind can focus on only so much — and President Donald Trump has been exploiting this truism to his advantage since taking...

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...

Responsibilities of nation’s media run two directions

I was chatting with a group of students the other day when one of them looked me in the eye and commented, “You’re very...

Why dialogue matters — even in the Trump era

If President Trump’s survival tactics depend upon dividing the country into warring camps, does this mean his opponents have an interest in bringing the...

Democrat’s dishonesty hands Trump a win

How evil is MS-13? Last year, two gang members in Texas reportedly murdered a teenage girl as an offering to Satan. According to prosecutors,...

Tell us about your father, they said, and so I did

When Facebook works well, it’s a wonderful thing. Here’s a story. Susan and I were watching an episode of “Who Do You Think You Are?”,...

We dodged bullets (and body bags) in Noblesville

We’ve all had that feeling of veering in heavy traffic and just missing a major collision. If your family was strapped in behind you,...

Graduating into a changing world — then and now

It was a few years ago, earlier in this decade. A 50-years-ago event came to light and I realized we were in for a...

Children, ‘animals’ and immigrants

Maybe you’ve seen the video of the hero the French have dubbed “Spider-Man.” When he saw a toddler dangling off a fourth-story balcony, he...