Then and now; differences and similarites. Part 2

Then and now. Similarities and differences. Differences and similarities. Last week, this space shared some details from a 1954 strategic planning document for the City...

How tribal politics curse us with tribal morality

America is currently cursed, not only with tribal politics, but with tribal morality. Some liberals tend to minimize or excuse offenses against a few...

Ask not for whom the road tolls. (Hint: Not you)

Indiana lawmakers are considering a proposal to turn some interstate roadways into toll roads. The list includes I-69, which is the main corridor between...

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...

Emptying the 2017 notepad and starting a new one

Time to clean out the reporter’s notepad from 2017 and start filling up another one as we welcome a new year. --- Some friends, colleagues and...

A nod, and a nodding off, to another year of American...

Tryptophan, an amino acid in turkey, is unjustly blamed for what mere gluttony does, making Americans comatose every fourth Thursday in November. But before...

Some pursue truth; others subvert truth

The Indiana University commencement address offered Saturday by Paul Tash championed the reasons members of the traditional news media should not be discounted, demonized,...

Religious right: A tribe of sycophants

WASHINGTON — At the Family Research Council’s recent Values Voter Summit, the religious right effectively declared its conversion to Trumpism. The president was received as...

Forcing us to think what we do not think

I’m stumped. I’ve been trying for days, ever since checking out the oral arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case now before the Supreme Court, to...

Enjoy your new seat, Gerald

Norwell High School football was truly blessed with the presence of six gentlemen in the 1980s and ‘90s: Gary Scott, Jim Cobble, Bob Gilbert,...