The agony of a Trump voter

Donald J. Trump is a jerk. I feel as if I have a right to say that. I voted for him. He may be a...

Profane president, penitent pontiff

A news interlude dominated by speculation about “golden showers” and a graceless president who described his latest detractor as an “untruthful slime ball” invites...

The prig vs. the president

James Comey did it, naturally, for the children. Why does anyone in Washington take advantage of the most opportune moment to make a mint off...

Trump’s Syria strike was meant to project strength. It did the opposite.

In 2013, after Syrian dictator Bashar Assad crossed President Obama’s red line and used chemical weapons on innocent civilians, a U.S. official told the...

South Dakota asks the Supreme court to circumvent Congress and the market

South Dakota has become what South Carolina once was — stubborn, pugnacious and wrong. In 1860, South Carolina became the first state to vote...

Homestretch for the U.S. Senate primary

In the next three weeks, Hoosier Republican primary voters will have a fateful decision to make: Who will be their next U.S. Senate nominee:...

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...

Paul Ryan’s curdled idealism

Paul Ryan started his political life hoping to be the champion of a sunny, forward-looking conservatism. He will step down from the House speakership...

Why North Korea will be watching what Trump does in Syria

President Trump’s decision last year to launch 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian air base was intended to send the Assad regime a...

Is the target real news or fake news?

So is Sinclair Broadcast Group standing up for honest journalism? Or is it shilling for a president who likes to shout “fake news” every...