Trump can shut down his Russia critics with one bold move

If President Trump wants to shut down the critics of his performance this week in Helsinki and strengthen U.S. national security, he can do...

For the first time, conservatives might thank God for Kennedy

As many conservatives saw it, Justice Anthony Kennedy’s 1988 ascent to the nation’s highest bench was reason for only muted celebration, if any, because...

Happiness is quiche and a fine grammatical point

I was spending a quiet day amusing myself with harmless diversions. I played a little guitar. I read a few chapters in a mystery...

Narcissism: Our new foreign policy doctrine

Defining a foreign policy theory that might merit the title of “doctrine” is difficult in the Trump administration, which is dismissive of reflection, consistency...

Homestretch for the U.S. Senate primary

In the next three weeks, Hoosier Republican primary voters will have a fateful decision to make: Who will be their next U.S. Senate nominee:...

The ballpark: American beauty

We live in an era of public ugliness, of architects who deliberately make their forms unsightly and...

It was extremely unpopular. Not anymore

When the Republican-controlled Congress first approved its tax bill in December, most Democrats believed it would be a political loser for the GOP. Indeed,...

… however, we need to remove children from sex offender registries

With several septuagenarians competing for the presidency, the ghost of the 1990s looms over the 2020 race....

Don’t ask government for love, Tucker

Tucker Carlson is completely right about one thing: The decline of marriage is a great challenge of our times. I’ve written a whole book...

Extending compassion to others

President Trump has a special animus toward immigrants, but the children of those crossing our borders are not the only vulnerable people in his...