Eric Holcomb’s improbable journey

Having a beer in late 2014 with Eric Holcomb at the Old Point Tavern below my office, I posed this question: Have you ever...

The Trump Cabinet: Bonfire of the agencies

Democrats spent the first two decades of the post-Cold War era rather relaxed about Russian provocations and revanchism. President Obama famously mocked Mitt Romney...

Millennials need to own homes

Get this: The share of millennials who own a home has fallen to a 30-year low. What’s worse, reports The Wall Street Journal, is that...

Trump sides with the sheriffs

The technique has been called (by this columnist) “immunity through profusion.” By ke eping the molten lava of falsehoods flowing, the volcano that is...

The worst argument for Trumpcare

Of all the arguments to make for repealing and replacing Obamacare, the very worst is that people don’t need health insurance. Yet this is a...

Trump’s normality problem

White House official Steve Bannon is off the National Security Council, in a reversal of what had been an eyebrow-raising decision to put the...

The Executive Branch: Much more than just the White House

Our founders drafted a Constitution that created a national government with three branches: the legislative, the judicial and the executive branches. There are checks...

The diplomacy of narcissism

The problem with “America First” is that it describes an attitude, not a purpose. It substitutes selfishness for realism. It implies that nations can go...

Donald, Hillary and the Bernie factor

Among the abundant ironies of this election cycle, there is this: We are now in the eighth year of the most liberal administration since...

Mitch Daniels for president? George Will pleads again

If George Will asks Mitch Daniels often enough, will the Purdue University president and former Indiana governor finally cave and make a run for...