The ‘Oh, never mind’ president

In his first annual message to Congress, John Quincy Adams, among the most experienced and intellectually formidable presidents, warned leaders against giving the impression...

With North Korea, we do have cards to play

The crisis with North Korea may appear trumped up. It’s not.Given that Pyongyang has had nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles for more than a...

No, Trump is not a neocon

With U.S. missiles flying in Syria, the “mother of all bombs” exploding in Afghanistan, and an aircraft carrier strike group heading toward North Korea,...

Why the Founding Fathers created the Electoral College

On the first Tuesday following the first Monday of a November every four years, most Americans enter the voting booth thinking they are about...

When Jared wins

Can someone reacquaint President Donald Trump with Steve Bannon, his ideologist whom the president now professes barely to know? Trump’s jaw-dropping public distancing from Bannon...

April showers bring … taxing quotations

April is the most miserable month of the year — because that’s when I must make a massive “contribution” to the federal government. It consoles...

Why it’s not ‘Nationalists’ Day’

BOSTON — Those of us who hail from Massachusetts are proud of our special patriotic holiday, formally celebrated only in our state and Maine...

A populist cold beer rebellion is brewing

If there’s been a curve ball in this waning session of the Indiana General Assembly, it’s been the Ricker’s cold beer controversy. If key...

The Great Reversal —for now

The world is agog at Donald Trump’s head-snapping foreign policy reversal. He runs on a platform of America First. He renounces the role of...

The Russian stooge

The circumstantial evidence is mounting that the Kremlin succeeded in infiltrating the U.S. government at the highest levels.How else to explain a newly elected...