Trumped out

Two distinct realities coexist in the nation’s capital with the approximate compatibility of oil and water. There’s the reality of 4.1 percent economic growth, full...

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...

The mysterious, volatile Republican U.S. Senate race

It was double take time. Entering the WFYI-TV studios for the final Republican U.S. Senate debate stood Todd Rokita. He was wearing glasses, holding...

The unfairness of Harvard

The Harvard University admissions process appears to be an ongoing microaggression against Asian-Americans. A group called Students for Fair Admissions is suing the school for...

More candor on census and citizenship

In a last-minute decision last week, the Commerce Department decided to include a question on citizenship on the 2020 census form mailed to every...

Paul Allen: The quiet nerd

Some start-up billionaires like to shout from the highest rooftop about their rocket ships (Richard Branson), their project to put a city on the...

Economic research suggests different education policy

The past decade has seen a blossoming of research on the geography of employment and the effect...

A writer’s discipline: The worth of 600 words

In 1657 the mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal wrote a letter in which he included the following apology (translated from the French): “I have...

Midwest communities need fact-based leadership

Across my travels in the Midwest I’ve stumbled on a few places where civic-minded folks believe that the essential ingredient of community success is...

Hoosier Opinion: Indiana schools should accurately report bullying

The Indiana law passed to address the issue of bullying has exposed yet another glaring problem. The accurate reporting...