If you’re reading this on paper, you’re safe

The headline caught my attention. It bordered on silliness. It was in one of our trade publications covering this newspaper business. “If the internet didn’t...

When candidates fear the people they want to lead

Editor’s note: This column was written prior to Friday’s announcement that two debates have been scheduled between incumbent Jim Banks and challenger Courtney Tritch...

Support gambling? One conservative’s dilemma

Several months ago, on the occasion of state legislators yet again mulling the rescue of casinos from the doldrums, I wrote of my mixed...

How to heal our epidemic of loneliness?

If Sen. Ben Sasse is right — he has not recently been wrong about anything important — the nation’s most-discussed political problem is entangled...

What I’d like to not see: People running red lights

It is called the observer effect. It is a term used in physics. It means that the...

Indiana Legislature grapples with sex education ‘opt out’

Let’s hear a faint word of encouragement for “family values,” that concept heaped with so much derisive scorn by too many liberals and showered...

Should Congress cut up Uncle Sam’s credit card?

Imagine that each month, you spend $2,000 more than you earn and charge the difference to your credit card. You make interest payments but...

In Oregon, progressivism spills over at the pump

Frank Lloyd Wright purportedly said, “Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.” Today, however, Oregon is...

Is food waste really a household problem?

Forget the stock market, the housing market, violent crime, the global economy and whatever political disagreement is the latest fad. Apparently the real issue...

How McConnell is winning the game

Franklin Roosevelt, afflicted by the disease at age 39, died in April 1945 at the polio recuperation facility he had created in Warm Springs,...