Don’t mainstream Trump

Donald Trump’s Republican primary triumph means that this cannot be a normal election. Americans who see our country as a model of tolerance, inclusion,...

Batman has a Batcave. I have a garage. Batman wins.

Some people have an addiction or a complex or a compulsion of one kind or another. I have a garage. “Dave,” you might say, “many people...

Hoosier primary impressions

When the dust settled on one of the most bizarre political sequences in modern Indiana history, Hoosier Republican voters had settled the Republican presidential...

A few ruminations on an historic primary

Plenty of stuff to ruminate following Tuesday’s somewhat historic Indiana Primary Election Day …• The results of our not-so-scientific online poll is encouraging. Despite...

An inefficient operation

I went to the BMV on Tuesday. I knew it was voting day, but the two women there were not working — just talking...

Who will follow Trump off the cliff?

Donald Trump: “We’ve got to get rid of the $19 trillion in debt.”Washington Post: “How long would that take?”Trump: “I would say over a...

Wake me when’s it’s all over — if it ever...

I might be mistaken, but I think there was some sort of spotlight on Indiana this week. Something to do with electing a candidate...

The earthquake and the aftermath

WASHINGTON — What lies behind Donald Trump’s nomination victory?  Received wisdom among conservatives is that he, the outsider, sensed, marshaled and came to represent...

The misadventures of Fannie and Freddie

Gigantic government’s complexity and opacity provide innumerable opportunities for opportunists to act unconstrained by clear law or effective supervision. Today’s example, involving the government’s...

Tussock is a moth, not a leaf

The best source for study of Indiana moths comes in the form of a book by Gene Stratton Porter. Her heart and soul went...