Moral Clarity…

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Donald J. Trump, meeting with members of Congress about...

Visiting (Again) Flyover Country…

I’ve spent the last two weeks on a 3,000 mile road trip through nine very rural western and southwestern states – flyover country for...

The Senator from McCook

I took a political pilgrimage last week to an out-of-the-way little town in my native state. I’ve taken similar trips in the past to...

Bigness

On the downhill side of the Gilded Age in American political and business life – that would have been in the late 1800’s – progressive...

Margin Call

One particularly chilling scene in the outstanding new film Margin Call takes place when the CEO of a big banking house, played with cool...

Oil and Water

I don’t normally pay a great deal of attention to the political opinions of Hollywood personalities. So I confess I missed the initial...

Accountability

On Wall Street and the NCAA The nation’s political chattering classes have had plenty to chatter about over the last couple of weeks –...

Unique Among 50

The great Nebraska Senator George Norris (that’s him in the photo) had many ideas during his long years of public service. His ideas and...