Indian winter, apology tendered

In late autumn when the leaves have completed their color-altering specialty, abandoned their life-giving umbilical limbs, and spiraled in their death dances to Angelkeep...

The Broward County sheriff is everything that’s wrong with American authority

The sheriff is an outsized figure in the American imagination. He is Wyatt Earp, shooting it out with outlaws at the O.K. Corral. He...

The strange politics of ‘supplemental food’

When I was growing up in Kentucky, my parents were eligible for the federal government’s commodities program, the forerunner of food stamps and SNAP...

Don’t honor abusers of human rights

With the attack Feb. 14 that killed 17 people at a school in Parkland, Florida, it is easy to miss the humanitarian crisis that...

Attacking the NRA akin to attacking everyday Americans

A few weeks before the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar (Tex.) invited a special guest to attend the State of...

School Choice saves some Hoosier communities

The past two decades have been an interesting period for K-12 education in Indiana. Significant policy changes have allowed families more freedom in their...

Hoping for common-sense ground on gun issues

It was April 20, 1999, and some of my classmates and I were returning to Bluffton High School that evening after having competed at...

With case on coerced union fees, the Supreme Court has a chance to correct...

Overturning mistaken decisions is an occasional duty of the Supreme Court, whose noblest achievement was the protracted, piecemeal repudiation, with Brown v. Board of...

It was extremely unpopular. Not anymore

When the Republican-controlled Congress first approved its tax bill in December, most Democrats believed it would be a political loser for the GOP. Indeed,...

‘Thoughts and prayers’ have value, but do something

This “thoughts and prayers” thing is starting to wear me out. In the aftermath of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, there has been an outcry:...