Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The ugly attacks were inevitable

Although many of the Supreme Court’s decisions have been contested and even condemned, its justices have been remarkably successful in performing the role Alexander...

That race between ‘Mexico Joe’ and ‘China Mike’

In past U.S. Senate races in Indiana, the emphasis in the campaign homestretch is mostly concentrated on domestic or foreign policy. We’ve watched the...

The Supreme Court confirmation process has become a maelstrom of insincerities

The current era of scorched-earth politics began five years after there was, according to Christine Blasey Ford, in 1982, an alcohol-soaked party in a...

Why the haste with Kavanaugh?

For those insisting that Republican senators take Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh seriously, one aspect of the conversation is particularly infuriating:...

Chaos or not, Trump is racking up a record of foreign policy success

In his new book “Fear,” Bob Woodward recounts that in April 2017, after President Trump saw images of dead Syrian children with their mouths...

Brett Kavanaugh’s Kafkaesque nightmare

If Franz Kafka had written about confirmation hearings, he couldn’t have come up with a better scenario than the one now unfolding in the...

A hesitant chamber’s ‘neutrality’ sends a message

It has been several weeks now, and I still can’t fathom the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s decision to endorse Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly in...

Kavanaugh in the #MeToo era

In the wake of the revelation of Christine Blasey Ford’s identity, some have suggested that her allegation against Brett Kavanaugh will be handled more...

The ominous decline of social democracy

The rise of Donald Trump was shocking but it was not a one-off. The forces that brought him to power have parallels across democracies...

An economic boom is a terrible thing to waste

President Donald Trump is showing that it’s possible to preside over a period of peace and prosperity and still be notably unpopular. Over the past...