Let us plunge toward our fast-unfolding future

In 1859, when Manhattan still had many farms, near the Battery on the island’s southern tip The Great American Tea Company was launched. It...

How the Northwest Ordinance shaped Indiana

“When I drew the (Northwest) Ordinance ... I had no idea the states would agree to the sixth article, prohibiting slavery.” -- Nathan Dane...

Yes, hate speech is free speech

With the left feverishly attempting to squash unwelcome speech on college campuses, with the president of the United States musing about tightening libel laws,...

Confronting the opioid crisis

The Michigan House took an important step last week in the battle to rein in opioid abuse. The House passed legislation that would: create an...

The jungle of political suspicion

Let it be said that for one lovely moment, House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi responded exactly as those in...

The problem with Indiana is Indianans?

Reading recent remarks on the state economy by the president of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, you are right to be troubled, even take...

The demolition of a 1931 law would make building much cheaper

“You really ought to give Iowa a try. Provided you are contrary.” — “Iowa Stubborn,” from Meredith Wilson’s “The Music Man” “Contrary” does not quite capture Steve...

The coming $100 million U.S. Senate race

The U.S. Senate race between Democrat Evan Bayh and Republican Paul Helmke in 1998 ended up in the $4 million range. In 2010, Republican...

Ballots, not bullets

This week’s shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four others at an Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field where dozens of Republican members of...

When will we get off this carousel of hate?

Tragedies such as the attack on a congressional baseball team cry out for interpretation, and resist it.By intention or not, the shooter was strategic...