How merit-based college admissions became so unfair

During World War I, chemist James Conant was deeply involved in research on what was considered the worst imaginable weapon: poison gas. During World...

Like a child

I’m almost beginning to feel sorry for him. Donald Trump, that is. Having previously posited that it’s wrong to make fun of the mentally deficient, I’m...

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...

The Trumpist gets trumped

Steve Bannon just got Jeff Flaked. The former Trump strategist who has been on a chest-thumping tour vowing to defeat any Republican officeholder insufficiently loyal...

The end of denial

The most astonishing aspect of the response to Michael Wolff’s book is that anyone is surprised. President Trump’s unfitness for office was obvious long...

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...

The roller coaster that is the Trump administration

We are barely one week into the new year, and it’s already a roller coaster. The Dow Jones industrial average is up, breaking 25,000...

Indiana is poised for an epic year

IMPORTANTVILLE, Ind. – During the sensational 2016 presidential race, Republican Donald Trump barnstormed our state and in one impromptu moment, deemed himself to be...

Don’t dance on Bannon’s grave yet

President Donald Trump’s official statement about Steve Bannon — the lack of exclamation points made it seem as if it might not be 100...

In the Iran struggle, information is ammunition

Though events in Iran are murky, their direction is historic. The Iranian regime — which has made a project of destabilizing others through terrorism and...