Thursday, January 17, 2019

On becoming elderly — suddenly

We live inside a buffered area – sort of a sociological DMZ – where the way others see us and the way we see...

Resolutions our politicians won’t keep

“Celebrating the holidays with friends and family the past few weeks was great, but I’m tired, bloated and crabby.” “The New Year is upon us!...

Could there actually be a ‘President Buttigieg’?

President Pete. I mean, President Peter Buttigieg. That’s a pipe dream, right? The gay mayor of South Bend who announced he wouldn’t seek a...

Trump’s top 10 successes of 2018

In his second year in office, the list of extraordinary things President Trump has done, for good and ill, continued to grow. Today, I...

My New Year’s resolution: Limiting media consumption for sanity’s sake

In a short time, 2018 will be over. Can’t say that I will miss it much. For the entire year, I have been working hard...

Looking forward in anger

‘Tis the season to be angry. The president is angry at the Democrats for not allocating enough money to build the border wall. The...

Getting identity politics right

Progressives have some intellectual and moral work to do. What are cast as political challenges to liberals and the left are also philosophical problems....

Who’s peddling ‘fake news’?

Remarkable, isn’t it, that Donald Trump has made decrying “fake news” his calling card? Is the press hostile to him? Sure. Do they lie...

Send Islamic State fighters held in Syria to Guantanamo Bay

President Trump’s decision to withdraw all U.S. forces from Syria is already having unintended consequences. The U.S. departure could lead to the release 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...