Thursday, September 19, 2019

My team, my player, and (in a way) my high school

While contemplating whether or not I want to buy a Yu Darvish jersey (I don’t), I have been thinking about the inclusive power of...

What can I do in response to these tragedies?

I dropped my Miles off at school this morning, and then I cried. He’s six. He’s in first grade. His world is so fragile without...

No names, no notoriety

An orgy of mutual disgust now greets every mass shooting in America. Liberals despise conservatives who, they predict, will offer only insipid “thoughts and...

Infrastructure spending won’t transform America

“Mason City. To get there you follow Highway 58, going northeast out of the city, and it is a good highway and new.” — Robert...

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...