ERA: A farce and a tragedy

Karl Marx was no more mistaken than usual when he said that historic people and events appear twice, first as tragedy, then as farce....

Spawn of kudzu: A botanical horror story

Don’t trust the internet. The information you find there might not be entirely accurate. — Mark Twain Pity the poor folks of Monroe County. They’re...

Trudeau is annoying, not an adversary

Justin Trudeau may be the annoying, youthful avatar of chic progressivism — but he’s not our adversary. After leaving the G-7 summit, President Donald Trump...

The Trump economy

With the 2020 presidential election on the horizon, voters will have a distinct choice: Elect another food stamps politician like Barack Obama or re-elect...

Gerald Ford: The accidental president who wore power lightly

Within 17 days in the autumn of 1975 — first in Sacramento, then in San Francisco — two separate handgun-wielding women attempted to assassinate...

Relearning the impacts of trade wars

To be honest, it appalls me how many good meaning people misunderstand international trade. In normal times, it would not matter because the role...

The refuge of sports

I suspect I share this with many others: Over the last 500 or so days, I often wanted to ditch politics entirely. Sports became...

‘We’ll keep in touch’ is a goal that’s too often unachievable

I call them accidents of geography, those relationships that you nurture when you are close at hand and that seem to fall apart when...

Rep. Brooks is seeking student and parent advocates

NOBLESVILLE – The May 25 shooting at West Middle School brought a déjà vu feeling to U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks. The ranking Democrat on...

A ‘vision’ idea for our ‘quality of place’; Can we do...

It might go back to that city planning document of 1954. The prognosticators at the time did not foresee residential growth spreading north along Ind....