Day of the demagogues

As the results of New Hampshire’s primary were coming in Tuesday night, some commentators on Twitter were jubilant about the “disruption”: that is, the...

He may be too good to be true

GOFFSTOWN, N.H. -- There was a time when Republican governors were not all that different from Democratic governors. The politicians from both parties who...

Pence set table for Hoosiers being denied rights

In the summer of 2011, Mike Pence came to The Herald-Times to talk about why he wanted to leave Congress and run for governor...

Doing the honorable thing

New Hampshire may well be the end of the campaign trail for more GOP hopefuls, as Iowa was for Rand Paul, Rick Santorum and...

Mitch Daniels and the acolytes before the cataclysm

WEST LAFAYETTE – Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders may be early precursors of an upheaval over the American horizon. The United States...

A theory of change to believe in

BERKELEY, Calif. — If Republicans are engaged in a three-sided civil war, Democrats are having a spirited but rather civilized argument over a very...

An open letter to Jeb Bush

Dear Gov. Bush: There are many ways to express your love of country. One is to serve as president. In your case, that path...

In Iowa, signs of civil health

When Huck Finn asked Tom Sawyer what a Moslem is, Tom said a Moslem is someone who is not a Presbyterian, which is true,...

Smart tax reform would ignite growth

Woodrow Wilson, who enjoyed moralizing about the mundane, called paying taxes a “glorious privilege.” In 1865, when there was a Civil War income tax,...

The age of working-class discontent

We live in the age of working-class discontent, which, if it wasn’t obvious before, has been made plain by the passions roiling 2016...