Needed this St. Patrick’s Day — Ronald Reagan

It was on St. Patrick‘s Day 1988 when an unexpected visitor arrived at Pat Troy‘s Irish pub in Alexandria, Va. —  President Ronald Reagan. For...

The ‘Gas Tax’ bill is coming down to the wire

Nobody likes new taxes. That was quite evident in my discussions with two of our local representatives — Sen. Travis Holdman and Rep. Matt...

The worst argument for Trumpcare

Of all the arguments to make for repealing and replacing Obamacare, the very worst is that people don’t need health insurance. Yet this is a...

The public purpose of the free press

Have you ever wondered what life would be like without a free press? There would be less rat-a-tat-tat media noise. Few bad news stories. More...

I’m a fan of springing forward, Chicago and March Madness

After an eventful week in which a few ideas to write about came to mind, I thought it would be best to tackle all...

A place to learn and celebrate America’s foundational principles

TEMPE, Ariz. — Encouraging developments are as welcome as they are rare in colleges and universities that cultivate diversity in everything but thought. Fortunately,...

Obamacare repeal through the 2nd and 6th CD prism

SHELBYVILLE – When it comes to the long-awaited Republican repeal and replace of Obamacare, my stare is transfixed on two Hoosier environs, the 2nd...

It’s tourney time again, but I really don’t care who wins

It is the time I most look forward to — March, particularly March Madness, the season-ending tournament that concludes the college basketball season.It’s not...

Four days of GP duties get an added bonus

Absolutely.That was our response when our youngest son asked if we’d be available to watch their brood for several days while they were off...

No free lunch in health care

The health care reform bill that has now passed two committee hurdles in the House still faces an uphill battle to become law. Many...