The Ex-Im Bank and the essence of socialism

Briefly suspending their warnings about the rising tide of socialism, a large majority of Senate Republicans recently...

Raising hopes of Angelkeep

Raised flower and veggie beds are as old as, well, Angelkeep.  From the beginning,...

State budget, like households, caught between small pay raises and big healthcare costs

Every two years the Indiana General Assembly writes a new state budget. This year the legislature set...

Trump didn’t start this trade war — China did

Before President Trump announced that he was imposing 25% tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth...

First-hand accounts have the power to reach others

Monday evening I had the chance to attend a meeting of the local addiction support group, A...

Protecting health care, and our Constitution

For House Democrats, this is health care week. How many voters will notice? The...

Most think American diversity a good thing

As the country grows more ethnically and racially diverse, Americans’ attitudes towards diversity seem pretty sanguine. Most...

It’s Oprah, and you read it here first

I’m reluctant to make political prognoses because I’m so bad at them. But I’m going to ignore...

Should Democrats avoid female candidates?

Many Democratic voters are worried that a female candidate cannot win the presidency in 2020. 

The danger of dabbling in protectionism

A man who worked in a boxer’s corner in a 1962 match against Cassius Clay, as he...