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In their campaign for the U.S. Senate in 1858, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas engaged in seven debates, each lasting an astonishing (by today’s...

How should America respond to Syria’s use of chemical weapons?

On April 22, 1915, chlorine gas, wafted by favorable breezes, drifted from German lines toward enemy positions held by French troops near Ypres, Belgium....

This Thanksgiving, ample servings of amusement

Never one to use a scalpel when there is a machete at hand, the president denounced the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, a dunderheaded move...

Don’t just laugh at Trump’s fecklessness

The democratic world is burning, and we have a president obsessed with a purely symbolic, trivial, and politically manipulative fight over a wall —...

Don’t fix baseball, even if it may be broken

It is a prudential axiom: If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. This reflects the awareness that things can always be made worse, and...

The internet tax: Sen. Kenley’s pyrrhic victory

From news accounts, former state Sen. Luke Kenley sounds like a crazy old coot yelling at the kids to stay off his Internet. “I’m going...

Indiana’s hyper-regulatory climate and Dreamers

I enjoy my regular coiffure-adjustment sessions because they give me a glimpse of something I seldom get to see — the back of my...

$110 million engulfed Indiana’s U.S. Senate race

Last year I told you that the coming showdown for one of Indiana’s U.S. Senate seats would probably bring about a $100 million donnybrook. Once...

The meaning of Ryan’s departure

I’ve always felt a kinship with Paul Ryan. Maybe it’s the fact that we are both Jack Kemp acolytes. Maybe I have a soft...

… but despite it all, he should run

 It will be good for the country and the Democratic Party for Joe Biden to run for president. But it could be...