Why we need tax reform now

Congress needs to put tax reform front and center this fall, and for a very good reason: The federal government spends and taxes too much.The problem ...

September 1st, 2017 |  


While Texas flooded, the critics went after Melania’s shoes

”Arma virumque cano” is the first full sentence I learned in Latin. It’s the opening line to Virgil’s “Aeneid” and...

September 1st, 2017 |  


The Luna moth

The Luna moth

Who among us hasn’t marveled at the Luna moth? “Actias Luna” is the lime-green, large, eye-catching moth which we can hardly confuse...

August 31st, 2017 |  



Learning Harvey’s lessons

When disaster strikes, Americans generally respond to the call. And despite the political sniping we’ve witnessed before Hurricane Harvey’...

August 31st, 2017 |  


In wake of flooding, Congress should skip the drama and get to work

Ordinary citizens with extraordinary community spirit have been a bright light amid the dark clouds and devastation wreaked by Hurricane Harvey in Tex...

August 31st, 2017 |  


Ryan can be good Catholic while supporting free enterprise

At a nationally televised town hall last week, Paul Ryan was asked how he upholds the Catholic Church’s teaching that we should help the poor. R...

August 30th, 2017 |  


Two President Trumps: Can both be real?

The waning days of a long, hot, tumultuous summer are no time to make lasting political judgments.But they are a good time to offer some passing polit...

August 30th, 2017 |  


Harvey reveals the better side of a divided America

Even hurricanes have a silver lining: The downpour washes away a lot of bull.Don’t get me wrong. This is a tragedy for untold thousands of peopl...

August 30th, 2017 |  


Healing hands

Healing hands

The walls of the room where I am lying are lined with symbols I have never seen. They remind me of Egyptian hieroglyphics, but they are different, mor...

August 29th, 2017 |  


A black daughter of the Confederacy corrects history

As monuments to the Confederacy are swept away from public spaces, white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the president of the United States have been fret...

August 29th, 2017 |