Millennial socialism 101

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s so-called Green New Deal makes the obligatory nod to the original New Deal, but FDR’s handiwork is much too modest an antecedent.  The...

The next two years are about democracy

“This is what democracy looks like.” It’s the chant heard again and again at the women’s marches the day after Donald Trump was inaugurated and...

On being too nice in politics

Mitt Romney’s declaration of independence from Donald Trump as he takes his seat in the U.S. Senate has been illuminating — more for the...

Today’s Germany is the best Germany the world has seen

BERLIN — In one of contemporary history’s intriguing caroms, European politics just now is a story of how one decision by a pastor’s dutiful...

Indiana’s ‘silver tsunami’ and, well, just doing it

Indiana Manufacturers Association President Brian Burton dropped an alarming statistic: 45 percent of the Hoosier workforce will be retiring in the next decade as...

An agenda for 2019

President Donald Trump began the new year with characteristic bombast, blaming others for perceived failures, taking credit for non-achievements or those accomplished despite him,...

The irrational allergy to the wall

It’s a wonder that Democrats haven’t staked out a negotiating position demanding the destruction of already-existing barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. Their opposition to President...

The 10 worst things Trump did in ‘18

In his second year in office, President Trump did many positive things. Wednesday, I offered my list of the 10 best things Trump did...

In Illinois, a sign of intelligent life in the Democratic Party

If Republicans have a lick of sense, they are alarmed by a recent sign of intelligent life in the other party. The sign is...

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...