Thursday, September 19, 2019

Why North Korea is acting up

North Korea’s recent temper tantrum over U.S.-South Korean military exercises and its threat to pull out of its upcoming summit with President Trump are...

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...

For the first time, conservatives might thank God for Kennedy

As many conservatives saw it, Justice Anthony Kennedy’s 1988 ascent to the nation’s highest bench was reason for only muted celebration, if any, because...

Dan Coats in the middle of the maelstrom

Two years ago, Hoosier U.S. Sen. Dan Coats was preparing for a well-deserved retirement. Then came Donald Trump, who swept into power just as...

The first family’s chain migration

Given the foolish consistency that comes with being the hobgoblin of little minds, there was no chance that our big-brained president would be consistent...

Judge Kavanaugh: Is government truly of, by and for ‘the people’?

“Why should we bother to reply to Kautsky? He would reply to us, and we would have to reply to his reply. There is no...

America should abolish the death penalty

WASHINGTON — Without being aware of it, Vernon Madison might become a footnote in constitutional law because he is barely aware of anything. For...

Republican or Democrat? Pick your poison

Earlier this month, I came across this Tweet from a liberalish Lafayette attorney whose blog I have followed for a few years: “I didn’t...

Democrats are trying to steal U.S. Senate election in Florida

Republican Gov. Rick Scott leads Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson by 12,562 votes in the Florida Senate race. A margin of victory that large has...

The Legislature: It’s time to waste time debating time

“Does anybody really know       what time it is, “Does anybody really care?” --Robert William Lamm,  from the “Chicago Transit Authority” album, 1969 From past experience, we can...