Stop politicizing the Russia investigation

The indictment issued on Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller shows a conspiracy of stunning sophistication by Kremlin-connected Russians, posing as American citizens or...

We need to relearn the art of romance

I still have no idea why Laura Lindsey liked me, but she did. It happened during my sixth-grade year in the spring of 1974, when...

Memo to Dems: Upholding norms is a two-way street

Many of the current president’s critics on the left insist that they are standing up for norms of democratic conduct and for democracy itself....

Income inequality: The cure may be worse than the disease

“An earthquake achieves what the law promises but does not in practice maintain — the equality of all men.”  — Ignazio Silone There has been tons of...

Thinking about economic growth like an economist

Hardly a day goes by when I don’t speak with someone about their area’s growing or shrinking economy. Much of the time my conversations...

Will we owe future generations an apology for what we are doing now?

In the early 1930s, one of America’s leading eugenicists, Madison Grant, received a letter thanking him for writing his book “The Passing of the...

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...

Good grief! Critics miss Christmas specials’ points

Good grief! With everything in everyday American life politicized, count on someone, somewhere, being offended by something, anything — even classic Christmas TV specials. A recent...

Can Trump sustain newfound gravitas?

It was a good speech. Calm down. I said good. Despite talking for an hour and 20 minutes, the longest speech since Bill Clinton’s much-mocked 2000...

Pining for the days of George W.

Nostalgia is what Thomas Mallon is counting on to help draw readers to his new novel, “Landfall,” which takes them on a...