How to cool down Trump

“Hell,” said Alabama’s Democratic Gov. George Wallace before roiling the 1968 presidential race, “we got too much dignity in government now, what we need...

Welcome to Europe

Donald Trump will never be mistaken for a cosmopolitan, but he will bring a distinctively European flavor to the 2016 presidential election, should he...

A Trumpian tornado bears down on GOP

It is shaping up to be a presidential race between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. Both have historically high negatives. Trump is well...

The GOP battle for Michigan

DEARBORN, Mich. — It is here in the industrial Midwest, not in the South, where Ted Cruz’s audacious theory of the 2016 race was...

How Dixie rules the GOP

MADISON, Wisc. — The Super Tuesday primaries underscore how super Southern our presidential nominating process has become. This makes our way of picking standard- bearers...

A GOP trapped by Trump

The Republican Party is on the verge of being taken over by an egomaniac who appeals to the nation’s darkest impulses. Yet Donald Trump’s...

The world after ISTEP

What will the world look like after ISTEP? Not bad, actually. We lose another inane acronym and might even see some innovation and direct...

Then along came Nancy

They were just four words, but they denoted something that led to a wonderful swerve in world history. They were words Ronald Reagan repeatedly...

To find hope, look around you

These are very unhappy times in Washington. Relations between the executive and legislative branches are not just sour, but corrosive. The Republican-led Senate has...

Trump: Defender of the Faith

What happened to the evangelicals? They were supposed to be the bedrock of the Ted Cruz candidacy. Yet on Super Tuesday he lost them...