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Suffrage Lessons

October 11th, 2018 No Comments

Even when our best do their best, the ideal is seldom reached. Moral clarity benefits from hindsight. History reveals what few can discern. Humility should be longevity’s lesson to each of us.


Searching for the Sweet Spot Between Monarchy and Anarchy

July 30th, 2018 No Comments

The Hammonds have claimed to be “victims of government overreach,” but the facts presented at trial show a case of “government reach.” For decades, they flouted federal grazing statutes and required range management practices. Each reprimand they received resulted in little more than a slap on the hand.


Trump Deserves Our Synchronized Shrug

July 30th, 2018 No Comments

Trump is not a politician. He’s an executive producer. He doesn’t want respect so much as ratings. Our approval doesn’t matter to him. Our attention does.


North Korea Talks Won’t Be What We Think

May 18th, 2018 No Comments

If a summit leads to a truce, which leads to unification of the island, Korea could become a regional powerhouse that dwarfs Japan and serves China. The United States will have no economic leverage.


Safety Measures Won’t Loosen Without Leadership

March 9th, 2018 No Comments

President Franklin Roosevelt … gave our adversaries the playbook now being used against us. When people are afraid, they’ll barter their freedom. The ratchet tightens one notch at a time.


Presidential McCain

December 1st, 2017 No Comments

As McCain battles brain cancer, he should see in the months ahead a chance to do the things that great presidents do.


Reflections at the Electoral Equinox

November 11th, 2017 No Comments

If Democrats want to storm the Capitol in 2018, we’ve already seen a storm they can use.


Who’s a Supremacist? Maybe You.

August 18th, 2017 No Comments

If your feet don’t hurt from marching, look for a bandwagon beneath them.


Who Needs High Crimes? We Have Misdemeanors

May 19th, 2017 No Comments

“High crimes and misdemeanors.” It practically rolls off the tongue these days, as the talk intensifies about ending this chapter of our political history ahead of schedule. What did the president do or say or know and when did he do or say or know it? Reporters and investigators and politicians and publishers are hot […]