Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Conservatism defined — sort of

Are you a conservative? You are? Really? What does that mean? How do you see yourself when you embrace that label? Would you like to know...

Might the Democratic push for reparations benefit Trump?

Tiptoeing along the edge of caricature, Sen. Elizabeth Warren says: Native Americans should be “at the table” with African-Americans for a “robust...

Pence returning to Indiana in Trumpian turbulence

Vice President Mike Pence returns to Indianapolis on April 26 to tout President Trump and the Republican tax reforms. But this visit comes as...

I believe Judge Kavanaugh

Thursday’s hearing with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, was an almost perfect Rorschach test: Democrats and much...

Despite the Olympic glow, half of Korea remains in darkness

Watching the media fawning over the North Korean delegation at the Pyeongchang Olympics, I recalled a picture that my old boss, Secretary of Defense...

The problem with Trump’s parade

Military parades, “treasonous” opponents — do you sense a pattern here? President Trump is such a master of the politics of distraction that everything he...

At Marquette, conservatives got it wrong

Free speech won; decency lost. This has become such a common observation that it hardly merits a headline. But in a Wisconsin Supreme Court case...

Relearning the impacts of trade wars

To be honest, it appalls me how many good meaning people misunderstand international trade. In normal times, it would not matter because the role...

Trump’s NAFTA remake brings ‘market certainty’

From the auto assembly lines in Fort Wayne and Kokomo, to the RV belt in Elkhart and Goshen, to the rows of soybeans across...

Schools and gastronomic egalitarianism

There is no such thing as a free lunch. Yeah, well, about that. According to news reports, students in Fort Wayne Community Schools (FWCS) will receive...