Saturday, November 18, 2017

Voters yearning for an end to Trump era

Tuesday’s Democratic sweep obliterated a series of outdated story lines in American politics and opened a new era. Forget those repetitious tales about some piece...

The GOP tax bill represents a disconcerting raid on university endowments

Such is the federal government’s sprawl, and its power to establish new governing precedents, mere Washington twitches can jeopardize venerable principles and institutions. This...

What we really need are a few more hugs

So it’s possible the Russians reached as many as 126 million Americans, nearly 40 percent of the U.S. population, with Facebook posts aimed at...

The need for federal corporate tax cuts

Almost nothing is as easy to demagogue as corporate tax rate changes. So, it might be helpful to share a bit of what economists...

In Texas, two very American heroes

Before the Texas church shooter encountered any police officers, he was run off a highway and dead. He had been shot and chased by...

A year after Trump’s election, both parties are morally and intellectually exhausted

Political commentators are supposed to be somewhat objective and analytical when it comes to tracking trends. In that spirit, I find the polling snapshot...

A quarter-century of Clintons

Twenty-five years ago on Nov. 3, 1992, William Jefferson Clinton was elected president of the United States — and Hillary Clinton is still trying...

High speed Internet comes to Grandma Barnes Road

NASHVILLE, Ind. — Lordy, they’re going fast, fast, fast on Grandma Barnes Road. No, not the Dodge Chargers, the Harley Softtail Breakouts or the...

Policy can’t trump undermining of democratic norms

For conservatives who support much of President Donald Trump’s agenda but find his character and commitment to democratic norms and the Constitution lacking, a...

FBI to Trump: Happy Halloween

Beware the low-level volunteer. Virtually unheard of before Monday, when the FBI indicted two of President Trump’s campaign staffers, George Papadopoulos is either the key...