Trump vs. Hillary — embarrassment vs. evil

Everyone knows I’m not a Trump supporter. He’s personally embarrassing. He has embarrassed the Republican Party. He has embarrassed the country. He’s right about many things. And he...

A wall too high for the GOP?

Political conventions are echo chambers designed to generate feelings of invincibility, sending forth the party faithful with a spring in their steps and hope...

The fire this time

In the past two weeks, the “war on police” has gone from a metaphor to a reality, with eight officers killed in targeted attacks...

Why are some Indiana local government property tax rates higher?

Consider the eternal questions. Why is the sky blue? Why is the grass green? Why are some Indiana local government property tax rates high,...

The dumbest filibuster

Throughout its history, the United States Senate has experienced disgraceful filibusters (Strom Thurmond against the 1957 Civil Rights Act), entertaining filibusters (Huey Long in...

A good five cent cigar for Vice President Pence

“Do you want to see something really cool?” Sure. I was with Liz Murphy, an aide to Vice President Dan Quayle and we were in...

Cut the Indiana property tax cut debate, spend wisely

Indiana’s business personal property tax remains a hot topic across much of the state. Tax abatements, TIF and an outright repeal are getting more...

Evangelicals without standards

Lanny Davis must be dizzy from the deja vu. Davis was a stalwart defender of Bill Clinton during the scandals of the 1990s. Little did...

Discrimination underlies refugee ban

Americans have expressed dismay over presidential candidate Donald Trump’s impulsive reactions to minor incidents, where a passing comment blows up into a public relations...

The public purpose of the free press

Have you ever wondered what life would be like without a free press? There would be less rat-a-tat-tat media noise. Few bad news stories. More...