Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Republican high-water mark

If Republicans aren’t losing their congressional majority this coming fall, they are doing a good job of acting like it. Dozens of Republicans are leaving...

A hesitant chamber’s ‘neutrality’ sends a message

It has been several weeks now, and I still can’t fathom the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s decision to endorse Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly in...

The opposite of war isn’t peace; it’s trade

Over this past weekend most of us found occasion to pause and honor those who died in America’s conflicts. Pastors and politicians spoke of...

Why dialogue matters — even in the Trump era

If President Trump’s survival tactics depend upon dividing the country into warring camps, does this mean his opponents have an interest in bringing the...

A pageant of newspaper stunts

I honestly wasn’t going to write about the Miss America pageant dropping the swimsuit competition, even when the news came that the Miss Indiana...

Making government less larcenous

After two years of stonewalling about its theft of Gerardo Serrano’s 2014 Ford F-250 pickup truck, the government suddenly returned it. It sparkled from...

Support gambling? One conservative’s dilemma

Several months ago, on the occasion of state legislators yet again mulling the rescue of casinos from the doldrums, I wrote of my mixed...

Not the ‘Art of the Deal’

Who the heck knows what’s going to happen to the “dreamers,” immigrants who came illegally to the U.S. as children, despite all the talk...

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...

After the tax overhaul, America needs a balanced-budget amendment more than ever

Today’s political discord is less durable and dangerous than a consensus, one that unites the political class more than ideology divides it. The consensus...