Thursday, December 13, 2018

The Supreme Court jumps to unanimity

Unanimity is elusive in today’s America but the Supreme Court achieved it last week. Although the dusky gopher frog is endangered, so are property...

Time for stricter do-not-call laws

I didn’t make any online purchases on Cyber Monday this year, but my cell phone was ringing much more than it does most days. I...

Hoosier Democrats have a collapsed foundation

Indiana has become, from a functional standpoint, a one-party state. The most conspicuous stats with U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly’s defeat is Republicans control 10...

Non-nativity characters give us instruction for the season

I am thinking of Mary and Martha as the Christmas rush gets into full swing. Those of you with a Biblical bent to your lives...

The virtues of a public-spirited patrician

George H.W. Bush was legendary for his thank-you notes. He wrote thousands of them, expressing appreciation for kindnesses large and small. When it came...

Bush 41: Summoned by events

At the beginning of his long and well-lived life, George Herbert Walker Bush, who in politics was always prosaic, acquired, by way of a...

It’s hard to argue with the evidence

Sometime in the mid-1960s, the Bluffton Rotary Club thought they’d start a little park along the Wabash River. This was pre-Rivergreenway. The plan was...

Trump is ready to deal. Are Democrats?

When Donald Trump first took office, many conservatives’ greatest fear was that he would be too quick to cut deals with the Democrats. He...

The complicated anti-Trump coalition

Politically, our country is divided into four camps, not two. Only one of these, largely rooted in rural America and bolstered by ideological conservatives, supports...

Once upon a time (in a galaxy far away)

Once upon a time I wanted a small dog. So, I went and got one. I named him Sweetie. He’s a long-haired Chihuahua. If you...