Wednesday, September 26, 2018

In Texas, a Democratic template for national victory in 2020

HOUSTON — Nationally, the Democratic Party, which gave indispensable assistance (“Basket of deplorables”!) to the election of today’s president, seems intent (“Impeach!”; “Abolish ICE!”;...

When candidates fear the people they want to lead

Editor’s note: This column was written prior to Friday’s announcement that two debates have been scheduled between incumbent Jim Banks and challenger Courtney Tritch...

Humility in the face of nature

With rain inundating the mid-Atlantic states and a hurricane barreling down on the Carolinas, President Donald Trump took the occasion to pat himself on...

The blue-collar recovery

The economic recovery is really beginning to reach into Trump country. The president is famous for his extravagant promises, involving, invariably, the biggest and the...

The college campus’s cult of fragility

The beginning of another academic year brings the certainty of campus episodes illustrating what Daniel Patrick Moynihan, distinguished professor and venerated politician, called “the...

Numbers everyone should know (but most probably don’t)

I realized the other day that I would be sitting down to compose my 51st weekly column for The Indiana Policy Review, just one...

Obama is the one breaking the norms

When Barack Obama took the oath of office as president in 2009, George W. Bush wished him well and left the political stage, determined...

Mutiny on the ship of state

Bob Woodward is the gold standard in investigative journalism. For the past 45 years, his byline has ensured the accuracy of whatever story has...

The government’s guidance on campus rape deserves another look

The assault on civil rights that was mandated by the civil rights division of Barack Obama’s Education Department might soon abate. Current Education Secretary...

A new standard for stupid

It’s not easy to set a new standard for stupid in 2018, but a few left-wingers on Twitter managed it during Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation...