Perceived biases, attacks erode trust in the press

By LATA NOTT Awarding a grade to a concept like press freedom might seem like an impossible task, but here at the First Amendment Center...

The Willy Loman presidency

One of President Trump’s favorite words is “strong.” His obsession with strength leads him to a love for unilateral announcements, denunciations of staff members...

Trump’s anti-trade talk, tariffs raising alarms in rural Indiana

Trump Country in Indiana is the country, the rural areas that former radio host Mike Pence used to describe as the land of the...

Man of steel

“If you don’t have steel, you don’t have a country” declared President Donald Trump at a press availability with the Swedish prime minister. He...

A war without an objective, 6,000 days in

“The war is over.” — Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in Afghanistan  (April 2002) “I believe victory is closer than ever before.” — Vice President Mike Pence in...

Giving populism its due

The shambles left by last weekend’s Italian election, the chaotic dysfunction of American government under President Trump, and the attack on liberal democratic institutions...

Never time for Daylight Savings

I’m already dreading it. On Sunday, March 11, at 2 a.m., daylight saving time, the practice of moving our clocks forward one hour in the...

Trump’s tariffs express his adolescent delight in executive swagger

Is it too much to ask that the government not insult our intelligence while it is lightening our wallets? As an overture to his...

The cost of our war on politicians

We didn’t fully realize just how hard it was to be president until we had one with no idea of what it takes to...

Tariffs will force Trump to break key campaign promises

President Trump’s announcement that he will impose stiff tariffs on American companies that purchase imported steel and aluminum should have come as no surprise....