Rushing toward the breaking point

Can our government function normally when President Trump tweets about his “button” being bigger than that of an armed adversary? Can there be business...

Snakes on a plane for emotional support?

When next you shoehorn yourself into one of America’s ever-shrinking airline seats, you might encounter a new wrinkle in the romance of air travel....

Attacking the NRA akin to attacking everyday Americans

A few weeks before the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar (Tex.) invited a special guest to attend the State of...

Speak to the facts, not my emotions

I am a heartless monster who doesn’t care that our children are being slaughtered in their schools. I am an inhuman fiend indifferent to...

Mark Zuckerberg’s insufferable tripe

Once again, Mark Zuckerberg is sorry. The founder of Facebook, who has apologized for privacy breaches throughout much of his company’s existence, is back at...

When the state condemns a disabled child

Imagine your own beloved child was lying in a hospital with a mysterious brain disease. Should you, as the parent, be allowed to decide...

The Morris parking spot: A property rights saga

Both ends of the alley behind my house were blocked one day last week. It annoyed me no end. But it also set me...

Developing healthier habits in children

Many Hoosiers are heavy. Indiana has one of the nation’s highest rates of adult obesity, ranking 40th. A significant share of our children are also...

The internet tax: Sen. Kenley’s pyrrhic victory

From news accounts, former state Sen. Luke Kenley sounds like a crazy old coot yelling at the kids to stay off his Internet. “I’m going...

A writer’s discipline: The worth of 600 words

In 1657 the mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal wrote a letter in which he included the following apology (translated from the French): “I have...