Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The futility of Trump’s politics of outrage

President Trump doubled down last week on his repulsive charge that immigrants from south of our border are “rapists.” It was another sign of...

Hold the Nobel Peace Prize

Who would have guessed that a Trump crowd 15 months into his presidency would be chanting, “Nobel! Nobel! Nobel!” As in Alfred Nobel, the Swedish...

The President’s language problem

It’s never right to call other human beings “animals.” It’s not something we should even have to debate. No matter how debased the behavior...

Spawn of kudzu: A botanical horror story

Don’t trust the internet. The information you find there might not be entirely accurate. — Mark Twain Pity the poor folks of Monroe County. They’re...

With its Janus decision, the Supreme Court corrected itself on First Amendment

The Supreme Court is especially admirable when correcting especially deplorable prior decisions, as with the 1954 school desegregation decision rejecting a 1896 decision’s “separate...

The real conflict with Iran

It’s Tehran’s turn for the “fire and fury” treatment. In response to Iranian President Hasan Rouhani telling Donald Trump not to “play with the lion’s...

Midwest must save middle class neighborhoods

The economic expansion is now a full nine years old, and we are less than a year from the longest period of uninterrupted economic...

To the New York Times op-ed writer: If you can’t serve honorably, don’t serve...

The “deep state” exists after all. But it turns out that deep state is not made up of the permanent bureaucracy, shadowy intelligence officials,...

Flake, not a team player, served the nation

WASHINGTON — Preferring verbal felicity to practical wisdom, a character in a Benjamin Disraeli novel quipped, “A majority is always the best repartee.” Not...

Abrams and the 2nd Reconstruction

ATLANTA — By engaging in voter suppression, Stacey Abrams’ opponents are paying her the highest possible compliment. The former Democratic leader of the state House...