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...

Thinking about economic growth like an economist

Hardly a day goes by when I don’t speak with someone about their area’s growing or shrinking economy. Much of the time my conversations...

You don’t always hear what you want to hear

I was hoping to get all the answers. Huntington University economics professor and guru Jim O’Donnell was in town for his annual chat at the...

Director Coats and President Trump

The last time I was with Dan Coats, we had breakfast at the Republican National Convention in...

Surprising findings about Indiana’s home values

A year ago, my colleagues at the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University and I met with staff...

Michael Cohen was supposed to provide ‘bombshell’ testimony. It didn’t explode.

Michael Cohen was supposed to provide “bombshell” testimony against President Trump. Well, the bombshell didn’t explode. 

Hoosier Opinions: Hate: A matter of discernment

I don’t hate hate. I don’t know if that makes me an oddball, but...

The movie abortion supporters don’t want you to see

They gave the movie an “R” rating — which meant the trailer could only run before “R”- rated movies and no one...

A talk about human trafficking — it can happen anywhere

Judging by the audible reactions I heard at times during Friday’s LiGHTEN Up event, the topic was quite eye-opening for at least...

The 8chan terrorists

The ancient hatred has migrated to the internet. The San Diego synagogue shooter was...