The worst word in American politics

For the past couple of years, the most important word in American politics has been the worst — “rigged.” Emanating from slang back in the...

Some disinformation about the Trump tax plan

Last week, the Trump Administration presented the outlines of a serious tax reform plan. Nearly every American will approve of some portion of the...

The pre-existing lie

If you’ve only followed coverage of the Republican health care bill loosely in the media, you might believe that House Republicans, after much effort,...

Two weekends, two races

All of the pink is probably what I’ll remember most about Saturday’s 4-mile run around the Lutheran Hospital campus in southwest Fort Wayne. Several of...

Culture thrives when it’s all shook up

In July 1954, a 19-year-old Memphis truck driver recorded at Sun Studio the song “That’s All Right.” When a local disc jockey promised to...

Hope for remembrance: Seeing Dad as an 18-year-old

Sic transit gloria mundi. — Latin for “Thus passes the glory of the world.”The phrase went through my mind last week as I wandered...

Scandals, firings and a joke on us

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — The storm clouds of scandal that had gathered over President Nixon in 1973 appeared to have reached a climax when Vice...

The key to all that’s good and great in this...

I wish every child could be blessed to have a mother like mine.When my five sisters and I were babies in her womb, she...

Trump’s escape from Comey mess

President Donald Trump has obeyed the law since taking the oath of office. That is a better record than some feared. It is a...

Trump’s Comey misfire

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is one of the shrewdest politicians of his generation. But by speaking Wednesday on the Senate floor in defense...