Sunday, September 24, 2017

Trump and the road not taken

Be wary of anyone who purports to understand the deep meaning of President Trump’s decision to side with the Democrats on short-term budget issues....

Turn off the TV, Mr. President

Donald Trump is the first president in U.S. history to have been baited into undermining his own negotiating position by negative TV coverage. Less...

Channeling Andy Jacobs as war looms

President Trump has promised “fire and fury” for his North Korean counterpart, the dictator Kim Jong Un. Last week, Trump tweeted, “Talking is not...

Will Congress be stirred from its slumber?

“Congress has been dropping in relative power along a descending curve of 60 years’ duration, with the rate of fall markedly increased since 1933....

What Chuck and Nancy need to learn from Mitch and Paul

Chuck and Nancy and Donald and Ivanka seemed to thoroughly enjoy their meeting at the White House the other day. Mitch and Paul, not...

Continued problems in the Rust Belt are homegrown

Explaining the role of international trade on manufacturing jobs and the plight of the Midwest remains a daunting task for an economics professor. Perhaps...

Trump is threatening war with North Korea. But what kind?

The U.S. Air Force “sniffer plane” was collecting air samples off Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula on Sept. 3, 1949, when it gathered evidence of radioactivity,...

Trump gets DACA right

Even in our divided politics, it should be a matter of consensus that the president of the United States can’t write laws on his...

Donnelly starts reelection bid with key advantages

On the day U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly kicked off his reelection bid, the highly respected Cook Political Report moved the Indiana Senate race from...

Football’s enjoyment on a fade pattern

Autumn, which is bearing down upon us like a menacing linebacker, is, as John Keats said, a season of mists and mellow fruitfulness and...