Sunday, September 23, 2018

Memo to Dems: Upholding norms is a two-way street

Many of the current president’s critics on the left insist that they are standing up for norms of democratic conduct and for democracy itself....

To the New York Times op-ed writer: If you can’t serve honorably, don’t serve...

The “deep state” exists after all. But it turns out that deep state is not made up of the permanent bureaucracy, shadowy intelligence officials,...

Mississippi election tells an American story

“To understand the world, you must understand a place like Mississippi.” — Attributed to William Faulkner OXFORD, Miss. — Time was, there was no other American...

Legal immigration is political anathema

Indiana Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly is a brave politician who went against his party to support President Donald Trump’s demands for billions of dollars...

Neil Armstrong didn’t forget the flag

History is usually airbrushed to remove a figure who has fallen out of favor with a dictatorship, or to hide away an episode of...

Judge Kavanaugh: Is government truly of, by and for ‘the people’?

“Why should we bother to reply to Kautsky? He would reply to us, and we would have to reply to his reply. There is no...

Exciting and anxious times for many young people

Last week and this week marks the first day of classes for most colleges and universities in the United States. It is an exciting...

Political maps need to be ‘salamandered’

A decade ago Indiana was a battleground for control of Congress. Between 2004 and 2010, there were six U.S. House seats that flipped. We...

The Spirit of 1968

The Battle of Michigan Avenue is finally over, and it was won by the protesters. The lopsided fight between anti-war demonstrators and the brutish police...

Impeachment is just a liberal fantasy

Michael Cohen’s decision to plead guilty for making hush-money payments on Donald Trump’s behalf has raised the prospect that if Democrats take control of...