Saturday, November 17, 2018

The Republican memo doesn’t spotlight the real scandal

If the president hoped that the memo by Republican staff on the House Intelligence Committee would end the investigation into Russian meddling in the...

Pious wishes won’t change politics

We human beings cling to dogmas long after they’re disproven. We tend to believe things that make us feel better or remind of us...

Modesty — and grasping the ‘truth’

Early in George W. Bush’s first term, I was dining with a friend who didn’t agree with my worldview. He challenged my certitude, allowing...

‘#UsToo’ shout Indiana legislators

Hoosiers disgusted with legislatures that don’t apply the same laws to themselves that they pass for everyone else can take heart that the Indiana...

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...

A not-so-quiet revolution in economic development

Most Hoosiers don’t yet realize it, but much of the state is in the midst of a quiet revolution. Many elected leaders now recognize...

How Braun makes the GOP Senate race a 3-way deal

For the third time in six years, Hoosier Republicans face a critical decision, which is to choose a U.S. Senate nominee. Over the past...

The strange politics of ‘supplemental food’

When I was growing up in Kentucky, my parents were eligible for the federal government’s commodities program, the forerunner of food stamps and SNAP...

The tax bill is worse than bad

The tax bill the GOP is trying to foist on the country is not only an unfair and deficit-bloating hodgepodge written on the fly....

The Broward County sheriff is everything that’s wrong with American authority

The sheriff is an outsized figure in the American imagination. He is Wyatt Earp, shooting it out with outlaws at the O.K. Corral. He...