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Taxing propositions

October 5, 2015 The White House Historical Association is promoting a Christmas ornament honoring our 30th president, Calvin Coolidg. more »»

The cult of victims

October 5, 2015 The world has enough real problems without declaring everyone a “victim.” Bill Clinton says Hillary is a victim of a right-wing conspiracy. more »»

A papacy of novelty

October 5, 2015 What if things are not always as they seem? What if the enormously popular Pope Francis is popular precisely because he is less Catholic than his two immediate predecessors? What if his theory of... more »»

Officials should obey law

October 4, 2015 If there is a federal agency qualified to serve as the poster child for President Barack Obama’s imperial presidency, it is the National Labor Relations Board. more »»

John Boehner: then and now

October 4, 2015 The announcement by House Speaker John Boehner that he is retiring at the end of October stunned Washington where life is all about grabbing power and holding on to it, often until death they do part. more »»

Good riddance!

October 4, 2015 The impending departure of Speaker of the House John Boehner gives the House Republicans a real opportunity to accomplish something. But an opportunity is not a guarantee. more »»

Why not Newt Gingrich for speaker?

October 4, 2015 Almost exactly seven years ago, House Speaker John Boehner said of the Wall Street bailout bill, “I think this thing is a crap sandwich” — but he’d vote for it anyway. more »»

Start telling the truth

October 3, 2015 Not that former President Bill “I did not have sex with that woman” Clinton would know anything about it, but many voters view trust as the key issue in selecting a presiden. more »»

Drug price gouging a product of our political system

October 3, 2015 If Hollywood had created Martin Shkreli as the monster from Wall Street, we would have accused it of unfair characterization. more »»

Media trust hits all-time low

October 3, 2015 Washington Post political reporter Chris Cillizza is one of those self-impressed Watergate babies who thinks everything the media report brings great value to society. more »»

Republicans fail at hearings — again

October 3, 2015 Dear Republican Members of Congress: Consider this an intervention. You guys do not understand how to hold a decent hearing. more »»

What’s best for the country

October 2, 2015 How do you say “get real” in Russian? One wonders whether the answer might have been had Monday, when President Barack Obama met Russian leader Vladimir Putin at the United Nations. more »»

GOP upheaval brings new dread

October 2, 2015 Yogi Berra is no longer around, but one of his witticisms — “It’s deja vu all over again” — has never been more apt. This time, though, it’s not at all funny. more »»

The GOP brat pack

October 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Republican Party’s “Freedom Caucus,” which has several less-charitable nicknames on Capitol Hill, is the dog that caught the car. more »»

Our Navy, our character

October 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Navy’s operations, on which the sun never sets, are the nation’s nerve endings, connecting it with the turbulent world. more »»

Replace Boehner carefully

October 1, 2015 Hard-right members of Congress got their wish last week when Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced he will step down — leaving not only his position as one of the most powerful peopl... more »»

Cabbages, kings, nicknames, Heitkamps, Christians, etc.

October 1, 2015 As a University of North Dakota donor, I received notice that I am eligible to vote on the new nickname. more »»

Feminists should be terrified of Carly

October 1, 2015 Carly Fiorina is a no-nonsense former business executive who is showing she can play — and throw elbows — with the big boys in the Republican presidential nomination battl. more »»

Welcome to wealthy Middle Eastern thug privilege

October 1, 2015 You’ve heard endlessly about “white privilege” from the professional social justice warrior griper. more »»

Take care of existing business

September 30, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency officials and members of Congress should be asking themselves this question: How did Volkswagen executives think they could get away with cheating on emissions... more »»



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