Promises will be hard to keep

President Donald Trump has achieved his first major legislative success this week with the passage of health care reform in the House. The bill...

Trump: Normalized but still scary

With near unanimity, my never-Trump friends confess a sense of relief. It could have been worse. They thought it would be worse. A deep...

He doesn’t know what it is to know

It is urgent for Americans to think and speak clearly about Donald Trump’s inability to do either. This seems to be not a mere...

The sad fate of populism

If words could bring legal actions, “populism” would sue for aggravated abuse. And President Trump would be a co-defendant. In a season of dispiriting tidings,...

How did we end up with a two-party system?

There is little doubt Americans are living in an age of countless choices. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there are approximately...

Ann Coulter the liberal

Because the California National Guard couldn’t be mobilized in time, Ann Coulter had to withdraw from giving a speech at Berkeley. If you take it...

Holcomb’s first session ranks well by historical standards

The gold standards of first General Assembly success for a modern Hoosier rookie governor must be measured against the years 1973, 1981, 1989, 1997,...

The president needs to focus

Donald Trump wants to have it both ways: He has had the most successful first 100 days as president in the history of the...

Trump’s true 100-day achievement

In the outpouring of commentary on President Trump’s first 100 days in office, his greatest single achievement is almost never mentioned, which is itself...

Populism on pause

Yesterday’s conventional wisdom: A wave of insurgent populism is sweeping the West, threatening its foundational institutions — the European Union, the Western alliance, even...