Saturday, February 23, 2019

The futility of Trump’s politics of outrage

President Trump doubled down last week on his repulsive charge that immigrants from south of our border are “rapists.” It was another sign of...

A farewell to the WASPs

The memorial service for Barbara Bush over the weekend marked the passing of an era. The outpouring of praise for a woman who was an...

Shutdown? Not really; Spending is on auto-pilot

A new session of the Indiana General Assembly has just begun, and there’s not a news outlet in the state that hasn’t emphasized what...

No, Trump was not diminished

Midterm losses typically humble a sitting president of the United States, but Donald Trump is beyond humbling. He is the most unbowed president ever to...

Refugees shouldn’t be political fodder

In the madness of the Trump era, terrible things happen with almost no notice. An announcement is made, some news stories are written, and...

For just a few days, let’s be the nation George H.W. Bush wanted us...

President George H.W. Bush called on us to be a “kinder, gentler nation.” Sadly, we are far from that ideal. Our politics has never...

Time for lawmakers to take a profile in courage

In the tragic wake of the 18th American school shooting so far in 2018, at this writing my email inbox had yet to receive...

The end of denial

The most astonishing aspect of the response to Michael Wolff’s book is that anyone is surprised. President Trump’s unfitness for office was obvious long...

Collusion is possible …

It has become an article of faith in some quarters on the right — well, most — that Robert Mueller’s investigation has found no...

A smear, pure and simple

Senate Democrats seeking to derail Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination knew they had a problem. In other prominent cases of the #MeToo...