What striking teachers teach us

To “reading, writing and arithmetic,” we can now add “solidarity.” The new teacher activism — born in West Virginia and spreading to Oklahoma, Kentucky and...

…but it’s not always about the funding

When 450 students arrived at Anacostia High School in the District of Columbia’s southeast neighborhood on April 4, they found that few of the...

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...

Trump tried going big on DACA. Now he should go small.

President Trump’s tweet promising “NO MORE DACA DEAL” was an Easter gift to Democrats, letting them off the hook for their failure to seriously...

A short session that just won’t end

Even before Indiana’s 2018 legislative session, House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) offered an underwhelming prediction for all that might be accomplished. He drew a...

The virtue of original sin liberalism

The searing political and social divides in our country encourage a search for the magic key. We want a Big Idea that will explain...

More candor on census and citizenship

In a last-minute decision last week, the Commerce Department decided to include a question on citizenship on the 2020 census form mailed to every...

Indiana’s hyper-regulatory climate and Dreamers

I enjoy my regular coiffure-adjustment sessions because they give me a glimpse of something I seldom get to see — the back of my...

There is nothing wrong with a census question about citizenship

The Trump administration is being sued over its plans to include a question about citizenship in the 2020 Census, which California Attorney General Xavier...

Our big political cheating scandals

Cheating isn’t winning. We try to teach this to our children, but politics provides the opposite lesson. Political cheating allows those who engage in it...