Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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...

Chaos or not, Trump is racking up a record of foreign policy success

In his new book “Fear,” Bob Woodward recounts that in April 2017, after President Trump saw images of dead Syrian children with their mouths...

Try this thought experiment: Private or regulated property

The road before you diverges into two paths. You cannot go back. You can only forge ahead, choosing one path or the other. Sentinels...

The battle over socialism is joined

It’s begun. We are having a debate over socialism.  Not over whether it’s fair to call Democrats socialists. Not over whether socialism has been good...

On tax reform, Republicans define victory down

Needing a victory to validate their majorities, congressional Republicans have chosen not to emulate Shakespeare’s Henry V before Agincourt. He advocated stiffening the sinews,...

Trump and the degeneration of politics

The most corrosive aspect of Donald Trump’s presidency is its rousing success in making our politics ridiculous. The political class (yes, including columnists) is obsessed...

The passionate non sequiturs of the gun debate

The mind boggles at the horror of Las Vegas, where Stephen Paddock perched himself in the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay and sprayed...

Hoosier rural broadband proponents forge ahead

A decade ago, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jill Long Thompson ran on a platform vowing to save every Indiana city and town. But there was...

The tax cut debate is a waste

It is a victory for Republicans that the political conversation — when it’s not being hijacked by President Trump’s assorted outbursts and outrages —...

South Dakota asks the Supreme court to circumvent Congress and the market

South Dakota has become what South Carolina once was — stubborn, pugnacious and wrong. In 1860, South Carolina became the first state to vote...