An open letter to Jeb Bush

Dear Gov. Bush: There are many ways to express your love of country. One is to serve as president. In your case, that path...

A theory of change to believe in

BERKELEY, Calif. — If Republicans are engaged in a three-sided civil war, Democrats are having a spirited but rather civilized argument over a very...

Frontal assault on the ‘con man’

Does the Republican field have the sense to change tactics when the very nature of the party and country are at stake? Ted Cruz, who...

The age of working-class discontent

We live in the age of working-class discontent, which, if it wasn’t obvious before, has been made plain by the passions roiling 2016...

Smart tax reform would ignite growth

Woodrow Wilson, who enjoyed moralizing about the mundane, called paying taxes a “glorious privilege.” In 1865, when there was a Civil War income tax,...

In Iowa, signs of civil health

When Huck Finn asked Tom Sawyer what a Moslem is, Tom said a Moslem is someone who is not a Presbyterian, which is true,...

Leveraged assets in the meth war

A community drug crisis throws daunting challenges at journalists. In places like Mexico more than 100 have been murdered as they confronted the cartels,...

The HVAC decision: An EcoDevo clue

Market researchers know that before you can find out why someone quit buying your product you need to find out why they began buying...

Awaiting Supreme Court Justice Judy

Even before the corpse of the late, great U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia had cooled last Saturday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...

Mitch Daniels and the acolytes before the cataclysm

WEST LAFAYETTE – Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders may be early precursors of an upheaval over the American horizon. The United States...