The confluence of King and Kennedy in Indianapolis

The breaking news around 7 p.m. April 4, 1968 hit our home like a stab. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., had been gunned down...

The quest for excellence is a marvelous journey

The next time my wife makes meatloaf, it should be excellent. We were sitting in the living room the other day and a thought crossed...

Ernie Pyle gets his day, and it’s about time

There is a convergence of things here, it seems. The media has been under fire for at least a couple years now. “Fake news” and...

What striking teachers teach us

To “reading, writing and arithmetic,” we can now add “solidarity.” The new teacher activism — born in West Virginia and spreading to Oklahoma, Kentucky and...

…but it’s not always about the funding

When 450 students arrived at Anacostia High School in the District of Columbia’s southeast neighborhood on April 4, they found that few of the...

Living healthy (the really easy way)

I was feeling rather tired of sitting around all the time, waiting for my first heart attack, when the thought struck me that perhaps...

Making government less larcenous

After two years of stonewalling about its theft of Gerardo Serrano’s 2014 Ford F-250 pickup truck, the government suddenly returned it. It sparkled from...

Highway anniversary neglected

Most, like Angelkeep, spent April 1 searching for jelly beans, and Easter worshipping, forgetting altogether the fact that it was also April Fool’s Day. A...

Trump tried going big on DACA. Now he should go small.

President Trump’s tweet promising “NO MORE DACA DEAL” was an Easter gift to Democrats, letting them off the hook for their failure to seriously...

A short session that just won’t end

Even before Indiana’s 2018 legislative session, House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) offered an underwhelming prediction for all that might be accomplished. He drew a...