Saturday, January 20, 2018
State / National

State / National

Will Trump exhaust our democratic capacities?

Political leaders in democracies have a few core obligations. They are charged with solving today’s problems and preparing their nations for the future. They...

A new paean to progressivism overlooks why Americans lost trust in government

Is there anything more depressing than a cheerful liberal? The question is prompted by one such, historian David Goldfield, who has written a large-hearted...

Sofia Vergara, frozen embryos and forced procreation

The Supreme Court of Colorado will soon rule on whether a person has a constitutional right to not procreate. The dispute is between Drake...

Trump and the central ideal of the Republic

Sometimes it is necessary to begin with the obvious. The claim that America needs more Norwegian migrants and fewer Africans from “sh-thole countries” is...

Should Congress cut up Uncle Sam’s credit card?

Imagine that each month, you spend $2,000 more than you earn and charge the difference to your credit card. You make interest payments but...

In Oregon, progressivism spills over at the pump

Frank Lloyd Wright purportedly said, “Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.” Today, however, Oregon is...

The Hoosier sanctuary of civility

In the era of brash intolerance, when a presidential candidate says he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and not lose a vote, could...

Frigid winter SAD for anti-Trumpers

Boy, it’s cold across America. It’s so cold, politicians are picking their own pockets, people are flocking inside the U.S. Capitol just for the hot...

Yes, take Oprah seriously

If Hillary Clinton could deliver a political speech half as effectively as Oprah Winfrey, she might be president today. The actress, media mogul and erstwhile...

Trump accidentally discovers a truth

There is a reason bipartisan government is so hard these days. It’s not because “both parties” are intransigent or because “both parties” have moved...