Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Inappropriate Halloween costumes

“Now that everything has become politicized, it only makes sense that Halloween costumes should be politicized, too.” “Ah, yes, you speak of the spate of...

Marijuana legalization redefines federalism

I’ve read every story – and there are a ton of them – about the excitement of a Republican lawmaker proposing to make medical marijuana...

A Trump-induced disaster builds for the GOP

Republicans are staring at a mid-term electoral disaster in 2018, both here in Indiana and across America’s amber waves of grain. After a hostile...

Like a child

I’m almost beginning to feel sorry for him. Donald Trump, that is. Having previously posited that it’s wrong to make fun of the mentally deficient, I’m...

The Republican memo doesn’t spotlight the real scandal

If the president hoped that the memo by Republican staff on the House Intelligence Committee would end the investigation into Russian meddling in the...

Finding the costs of unfettered rights, security

After the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks that killed more than 3,000 Americans, the United States responded with an array of security upgrades that...

Much more than economics

There are so many things to lament about the modern world — fracturing families, the rise of authoritarianism, the rage for torn jeans —...

Will Trump repeat Obama’s mistakes?

During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump excoriated President Barack Obama for “the way he got out of Iraq,” which Trump said “was the founding...

Voter apathy is the symptom, not the problem

When I was a kid like you, I used to tell high school classes, people kept warning me to quit shooting my mouth off...

Truth, tribes and tyranny

The fissures continue to appear, the dominant topical one cracking the thin crust of Hawaii’s Big Island. In the human context and the matter...