Seatbelts and helmets: Circular logic of official ‘safety’

Have you ever driven a car without wearing your seatbelt? Shame on you. That...

The best Trump defense

Republicans have had trouble mounting an effective defense on Ukraine because they haven’t put down their stakes...

We are a nation of laws

Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel Maybe you’ve noticed from watching TV in the past couple of years:...

Howard Schultz and the Frappuccino Syndrome

Holy Chestnut Praline Latte! There was Howard Schultz, the former Starbucks CEO, making a case Wednesday for why Americans would flock to him if...

For Democrats, it’s winnowing time

Winnow: verb. To expose (grain or other substances) to the wind or to a current of air...

The commencement speech you’ll never hear

My youngest son’s college graduation ceremony was scheduled to be held outdoors. The invitation specified that it would be moved inside to the gym...

Trump is using tariffs to advance a radical free-trade agenda

Give President Trump credit. When he chastised NATO allies over their failure to spend adequately on our common defense, his critics said he was...

Rosenstein has botched the Mueller probe

Rod Rosenstein is doing a star turn as principled defender of the law, but he’s performed abysmally as deputy attorney general, and President Donald...

Mauve hollyhock made it happen

Past residences throughout a lifetime included a pair of old-fashioned cottage garden flowers that were perineal favorites...

The Turkish hostage crisis

It’s never a good idea to negotiate with a hostage-taker, but when it’s a NATO ally, there isn’t much choice. The Trump administration has been...