Trump’s Syria strike was meant to project strength. It did the...

In 2013, after Syrian dictator Bashar Assad crossed President Obama’s red line and used chemical weapons on innocent civilians, a U.S. official told the...

South Dakota asks the Supreme court to circumvent Congress and the...

South Dakota has become what South Carolina once was — stubborn, pugnacious and wrong. In 1860, South Carolina became the first state to vote...

I’m tired of this. It’s mid-April. When will it be warm?

Allow me this afternoon to add my voice to the growing complaints about the weather. I do so understanding the wisdom of the quote attributed...

A few questions for state-level candidates

While recently reading the opinion pages of the Fort Wayne newspaper, I was startled to learn of the significant excess revenue received by Allen County civil...

Homestretch for the U.S. Senate primary

In the next three weeks, Hoosier Republican primary voters will have a fateful decision to make: Who will be their next U.S. Senate nominee:...

Making lemonade out of potholes

What a deal. Among the editorial cartoons I get, Gary Varvel, who works out of the Indianapolis Star, sent one last week about the proliferation...

The meaning of Ryan’s departure

I’ve always felt a kinship with Paul Ryan. Maybe it’s the fact that we are both Jack Kemp acolytes. Maybe I have a soft...

Paul Ryan’s curdled idealism

Paul Ryan started his political life hoping to be the champion of a sunny, forward-looking conservatism. He will step down from the House speakership...

I was born to talk. And I have a face for...

It’s strange that I make my living as a writer, considering I have always preferred speaking to writing. All my life, or at least as...

Why North Korea will be watching what Trump does in Syria

President Trump’s decision last year to launch 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian air base was intended to send the Assad regime a...