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Trite and freeze in the wake of the Battle of Las Vegas

NASHVILLE, Ind. – In the wake of the Las Vegas massacre where 58 Americans were killed and about 550 people were injured, I surveyed...

Johnny Carson > Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel deserves credit for frankness, if nothing else. In an interview over the weekend, the ABC late-night host said he doesn’t care about...

Religious right: A tribe of sycophants

WASHINGTON — At the Family Research Council’s recent Values Voter Summit, the religious right effectively declared its conversion to Trumpism. The president was received as...

Why President Trump is sagging in the polls

NASHVILLE, Ind. - A national Quinnipiac Poll released this week puts President Trump’s approval/disapproval at 38/56 percent. Voters say 55-43 percent that he is...

How the NFL lost to Trump

Donald Trump isn’t exactly on a winning streak, but he is beating the NFL in a rout. The league’s commissioner, Roger Goodell, signaled the beginning...

More equal than others?

“We will support you today, tomorrow and the day after,” President Donald Trump promised those devastated by Hurricane Harvey. “When one part of America...

Tax reform is a bipartisan issue

President Trump visited Indiana recently to campaign for tax reform. This is welcome news because the president’s personal involvement on a truly important policy...

America rises above its grievances

Who is left to defend the simple, often admirable, sometimes disappointing, American experience? Our politics seems deeply divided between those who think the country is...

The swamp gets deeper

Tom Price resigned his post as secretary of health and human services because the president didn’t like the optics of his using taxpayer money...

Team Pence brews a Republican civil war

Take President Reagan’s “11th Commandment” (Thou shalt not criticize another Republican) and shove it. The Big Tent GOP is following Ringling Brothers into oblivion....