Stop the killing

Guns don’t kill people; people do. We’ve heard it time and again, usually after some horrific shooting like the one that occurred in a...

Senators raise serious questions that should trouble all Americans

After House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., sent his memo laying out potential abuses of the FISA process by the FBI to the...

What’s going on in the West Wing?

Something is rotten in the West Wing, and the man brought in to provide order and decorum is now part of the problem. Like...

The agony of the moderate left

It’s not easy being on the moderate left these days. Politicians and activists committed to defending both liberal democracy and a practical, socially generous...

We need to relearn the art of romance

I still have no idea why Laura Lindsey liked me, but she did. It happened during my sixth-grade year in the spring of 1974, when...

Yes, throw a parade

The Pentagon has confirmed that it is in the preliminary stages of planning a military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue — one of President Donald...

Play ball, with informed intelligence

Even if, inexplicably, you occasionally think about things other than major league baseball, consider this: Why are many premier free agents, particularly sluggers and...

Eli Whitney: A test for the statue police

Eli Whitney is one of my favorite forgotten giants of American history. Not completely forgotten. He invented the cotton gin. Many Americans know that about...

A new law is crimping local meth production

The dreary reality for the transformation of the Crossroads of America to “Indiana: The Methamphetamine State!” reached its low point in February 2014 when...

Trump throws away his momentum

President Trump delivered a State of the Union address that won the approval of 75 percent of viewers, including 43 percent of Democrats. Normally,...