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?

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....

Trump is not destroying himself

Right now, Donald Trump is in the strongest political position since the initial months of his presidency. He’s not in robust shape — he’s ticked...

Does North Korea wish to become Upper Volta without rockets — or vodka?

Back when the Soviet Union had a first-rate nuclear arsenal but a ramshackle third-world economy that produced no consumer goods other than vodka and...

I’m a killer and I make no apologies

I try. I really do. I recycle, I plant indigenous flowers to attract butterflies; hang bird feeders for indigenous birds. I even use my banana peels...