Whatever replaces Obamacare will look a lot like Obamacare

“Mend it, don’t end it” was Bill Clinton’s rhetorical straddle regarding affirmative action. Republican efforts to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)...

Reading test only a piece of student’s capacity

The Indiana State Board of Education’s policy to hold back any third-grader who can’t read seems, at first glance, like a good idea. After...

What’s in a name? Did ‘Ossian’ really exist?

We residents pronounce it “ah-see-un.”My wife and I once discovered an Ossian in central New York state south of Rochester near Danville. Those residents...

A 140-character flaw

The Trump administration is in the throes of one of the greatest self-inflicted distractions of the modern presidency.The latest chapter comes from James Comey...

Enjoying March Madness even with a busted bracket

Busted.It didn’t take too long into the annual NCAA men’s basketball tournament to see that my hopes of creating a perfect bracket were gone.And...

The real world of Obamacare repeal

The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, but for governments it’s not that easy. Once something is given — say, health insurance coverage...

Health care reform debacle exposes lack of bipartisanship, leadership

President Trump sits in the White House today because, in part, Democrats ceded rural Indiana and rural America. The Hoosier State is barely functioning...

Elizabeth’s birthday? Check. An appointment? No way.

This ought to work. By golly, it ought to work.Yet it doesn’t.Several years ago, I wondered which I would acquire first — a cellphone...

We can do this — and we must do that

There are projects that pop up from time to time that call a community to action. The community’s response determines the community’s future. There...

Chuck Schumer’s attacks on Neil Gorsuch are un-American

If Democrats want to filibuster President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, they’re entitled to do it. In fact, Democrats are free to try and...