Saturday, January 20, 2018

Rushing toward the breaking point

Can our government function normally when President Trump tweets about his “button” being bigger than that of an armed adversary? Can there be business...

Lawmakers always find their ‘flexibility’

“No man’s life, liberty or property are safe when the legislature is in session.” Contrary to accepted wisdom, Mark Twain didn’t say that, although it...

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...

When judicial deference become dereliction of duty

Wisconsin’s Supreme Court can soon right a flagrant wrong stemming from events set in motion in 2014 at Milwaukee’s Marquette University by Cheryl Abbate....

Why my father shuns social media

My father is behind the curve on social media, but I think he is onto something. You see, my father was born in 1933. He...

Happy New Year 2018

It’s that time of year again — to look back on the past in hopes that we’ve learned something we can apply to the...

Fake news is the 2017 story

As a functional obsessive-compulsive, I’m never happier than at year’s end when I get to make lists. Herewith, my picks for the most important...

Praying for democracy

My New Year’s wish is for the health and resurgence of democracy. What follows is a slightly edited version of a morning prayer I...

We don’t need government to remind us that smoking kills

Preaching morality while practicing cupidity can be tricky, but various American governments have done it for years regarding smoking. This mental contortion now has...

Are your children ready for childhood boot camp?

By LEO MORRIS Hoosier Opions On reading that Indiana lawmakers are considering lowering the compulsory school age from 7 to 5 years old, I immediately went...