Tuesday, September 18, 2018

On tax reform, Republicans define victory down

Needing a victory to validate their majorities, congressional Republicans have chosen not to emulate Shakespeare’s Henry V before Agincourt. He advocated stiffening the sinews,...

Big boxes and small towns

Even though an estimated 115 million Americans rushed to malls and big box stores for Black Friday sales, others were reporting that the annual...

A healthy Republican Party can only be built on the ruins of this one

I find myself wandering in an unfamiliar place. As a pro-life conservative, I am honestly happy — no, positively elated — that pro-choice Democrat...

Yes, take Oprah seriously

If Hillary Clinton could deliver a political speech half as effectively as Oprah Winfrey, she might be president today. The actress, media mogul and erstwhile...

Actually, things are pretty good and looking better

“The country is divided. The political rhetoric is getting worse. The world seems to be in a mess.” “Relax, my friend. If you step back...

School Choice saves some Hoosier communities

The past two decades have been an interesting period for K-12 education in Indiana. Significant policy changes have allowed families more freedom in their...

The dumbest firing

Unsurprisingly for the former host of “The Apprentice,” Donald Trump has given us every variety of firing. There have been necessary firings (at three weeks,...

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....

A not-so-quiet revolution in economic development

Most Hoosiers don’t yet realize it, but much of the state is in the midst of a quiet revolution. Many elected leaders now recognize...

The Russian temptation

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, the Democrat from Minnesota, uttered a forlorn sentiment at a Center for American Progress conference. She said Democrats can’t spend all...