Thank you, Mrs. Bush

By TOM ROSSHIRT Tom Rosshirt was a national security speechwriter for President Bill Clinton and a foreign affairs spokesman for Vice President Al Gore. He...

‘Little Pink House’ speaks truth to power

Coming soon to a cinema near you — you can make this happen; read on — is a bite-your-nails true-story thriller featuring heroes, villains...

Pothole hell in Indiana and the debate about taxes

Indiana is reveling in a flurry of national rankings that report a low tax climate. It is natural that Hoosiers should be proud of...

The agony of a Trump voter

Donald J. Trump is a jerk. I feel as if I have a right to say that. I voted for him. He may be a...

Profane president, penitent pontiff

A news interlude dominated by speculation about “golden showers” and a graceless president who described his latest detractor as an “untruthful slime ball” invites...

The prig vs. the president

James Comey did it, naturally, for the children. Why does anyone in Washington take advantage of the most opportune moment to make a mint off...

Trump’s Syria strike was meant to project strength. It did the opposite.

In 2013, after Syrian dictator Bashar Assad crossed President Obama’s red line and used chemical weapons on innocent civilians, a U.S. official told the...

South Dakota asks the Supreme court to circumvent Congress and the market

South Dakota has become what South Carolina once was — stubborn, pugnacious and wrong. In 1860, South Carolina became the first state to vote...

Homestretch for the U.S. Senate primary

In the next three weeks, Hoosier Republican primary voters will have a fateful decision to make: Who will be their next U.S. Senate nominee:...

The meaning of Ryan’s departure

I’ve always felt a kinship with Paul Ryan. Maybe it’s the fact that we are both Jack Kemp acolytes. Maybe I have a soft...