The pivotal black vote

Some polls in recent weeks have provided an encouraging picture for President Donald Trump of strengthening support...

The ballpark: American beauty

We live in an era of public ugliness, of architects who deliberately make their forms unsightly and...

Round 2: Nothing much has changed

Wednesday night’s debate was New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker’s breakthrough, former vice president Joe Biden’s comeback, and...

Birch Bayh and the enduring Electoral College

Hoosiers lost a political lion this past week with the passing of Birch Bayh at age 91....

The hazard of bipartisanship

Acting on the principle “Why put it off until tomorrow when you can do the wrong thing...

… but don’t declare an emergency

President Donald Trump is playing with the idea of declaring a national emergency to build a border fence despite congressional opposition. This would make Trump...

GM strike brings back memories of youth

Watching news of the strike against General Motors, I was reminded of my youth. I grew up...

Bernie Sanders runs into socialist reality

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., proudly announced this year that his presidential campaign would be the first in...

The safe Republican harbor of a ‘President Pence’

There have been three presidents with vivid Indiana ties. William Henry Harrison won the battle of Tippecanoe...

Rachel Maddow’s deep delusion

For the past two years, Rachel Maddow has been a hero of her own spy thriller.