Offended sports and art patrons, rise up!

“How can we know the dancer from the dance?” That sentence has been stuck in my head for as long as I can remember. By making...

Trump’s Syria strike was meant to project strength. It did the opposite.

In 2013, after Syrian dictator Bashar Assad crossed President Obama’s red line and used chemical weapons on innocent civilians, a U.S. official told the...

The Republican high-water mark

If Republicans aren’t losing their congressional majority this coming fall, they are doing a good job of acting like it. Dozens of Republicans are leaving...

… but get over it — Trump’s probably not going anywhere

The walls supposedly are always closing in on Donald Trump. The end is always beginning. He’s going to quit. He’s going to be impeached and...

Humility in the face of nature

With rain inundating the mid-Atlantic states and a hurricane barreling down on the Carolinas, President Donald Trump took the occasion to pat himself on...

Dent’s departure makes Allentown vulnerable

It is almost a law of our political physics: Those who choose to leave Congress thereby demonstrate qualities that make one wish they would...

Today’s Germany is the best Germany the world has seen

BERLIN — In one of contemporary history’s intriguing caroms, European politics just now is a story of how one decision by a pastor’s dutiful...

The Shutdown Trap: Hating government won’t improve it

“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.’’’ Ronald Reagan’s 1986 statement still invokes...

Two years into Mike Pence’s odyssey

It was just two years ago that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence entered the Trumpian twilight zone. Those close to him saw it as a...

Gillette is not wrong

Is the new Gillette razor ad a radical feminist attack on masculinity — the commercial embodiment of a woke sensibility? I was prepared to...