Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Finding that speck of truth in political ads

I understand the popularity of negative campaign advertising — that it’s popular because it works, which is why it’s practiced with such vehemence by...

We survived Nixon. We’ll survive Trump

Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the election of President Richard Nixon. It is a chance for some perspective. While many seem convinced...

Trump should put away his pen and phone

All of a sudden, we’re all originalists and believers in the sagacity and inviolate handiwork of long-ago white males. President Donald Trump’s trial balloon about...

The president and the Constitution

In the days leading up to Tuesday’s midterm elections, President Donald Trump has chosen to wheel out the boogeyman that helped him win the...

No, the president cannot end birthright citizenship

In an interview for “Axios on HBO,” President Trump announced he will sign an executive order ending birthright citizenship. When challenged on the constitutionality...

The politics of division can never unite us

It’s often innocently assumed that presidents, by virtue of the office they hold, automatically push aside partisanship in the face of national crises. The...

Our descent into vitriol began long before Trump — and Democrats are culpable too

After a deranged Democrat living in his van nearly assassinated Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., firing more than 70 rounds at House Republicans practicing for...

Hyperventilating about the caravan

A caravan of ragtag would-be immigrants is making its way through the nations of Honduras (per capita income $4,630), El Salvador (per capita income...

What do we teach our children (in the age of Trump)?

Growing up, my parents and my teachers in Michigan City and Peru taught me about our great presidents. The first one, George Washington, would...

The caravan is real

The last thing the left wants prior to the midterms is an image dramatizing the weakness of our southern border. So the caravan of thousands...