Wednesday, January 16, 2019

More equal than others?

“We will support you today, tomorrow and the day after,” President Donald Trump promised those devastated by Hurricane Harvey. “When one part of America...

Tax reform is a bipartisan issue

President Trump visited Indiana recently to campaign for tax reform. This is welcome news because the president’s personal involvement on a truly important policy...

America rises above its grievances

Who is left to defend the simple, often admirable, sometimes disappointing, American experience? Our politics seems deeply divided between those who think the country is...

The swamp gets deeper

Tom Price resigned his post as secretary of health and human services because the president didn’t like the optics of his using taxpayer money...

Team Pence brews a Republican civil war

Take President Reagan’s “11th Commandment” (Thou shalt not criticize another Republican) and shove it. The Big Tent GOP is following Ringling Brothers into oblivion....

An American madness

All countries have mental illness, but its expression differs dramatically by culture. Historically, in Southeast Asia, men whose minds were coming unglued displayed symptoms...

Bikini-clad baristas serve up a lesson in free speech

SEATTLE — Amazon, which has made this city the epicenter of a retailing revolution, is not the Northwest’s only commercial disrupter. In the nearby...

How we should pray

One thing we learn from tragedy: that there is always more to come. We experience the death of a loved one, the suicide of a...

The passionate non sequiturs of the gun debate

The mind boggles at the horror of Las Vegas, where Stephen Paddock perched himself in the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay and sprayed...

Just a guy and the search for meaning

The horror the horror. The English language, expansive as it is, lacks sufficient vocabulary for the near-ceaseless popping sound of an automatic weapon pounding bullets...