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|May 29, 2022||Let Us Ask More of Ourselves on Memorial DayToday’s challenges demand an understanding of evolving facts and trends.|
|March 6, 2022||We are in a Difficult and Costly ConflictThe future belongs to liberal democracies, where respect for individual rights, political freedom and the rule of law are nurtured.|
|November 10, 2019||A Reunion of VeteransIt is no secret that military service in the U.S. has long been a family business.|
|May 26, 2019||Honoring Our War Dead Demands Honoring the ConstitutionThe experiences of military service draw out the best and worst in soldiers.|
|November 11, 2018||Some Real Lessons of Veteran’s DayI think myself lucky to have been a soldier of this nation.|
|October 8, 2017||The Model Speech on Diversity and RespectEstablishing respect for one another is the job of all leaders.|
|May 28, 2017||Public Corruption through the Prism of Memorial DaySome serve their country nobly, and some do not.|
|May 24, 2015||A Lesson from Guadalcanal on Memorial DayThe things that divide us matter less than those things that unite us.|
|August 3, 2014||A Century After the Great WarWWI triggered dramatic change that we can still feel today around the world.|
|May 25, 2014||The VA and Broken PromisesA promise of nearly infinite health care to any large group of people will have a nearly infinite cost.|
|April 21, 2013||Terror Bombings and the Broader EconomyWith the exception of 9/11, we Americans have been spared much of the bombing terror that is a part of life in much of the world.|
|March 24, 2013||The Iraq War Ten Years OnThe war in Iraq was expensive.|
|September 12, 2011||September 11th and Shared SacrificeHaving only a few of our citizens bear the direct burden of war is a luxury of the modern age.|
|May 31, 2011||A New Birth of FreedomThree times as many Hoosiers perished in the Civil War than the nation as a whole has lost to battle since Vietnam.|
|March 14, 2011||Entitlements, Veterans and Our FutureThe unsanctimonious truth in this matter and a thousand others like it across the country is that our governments—federal, state and local—have made promises they cannot keep.|
|December 31, 1969||Desert Storm, Twenty Years On . . .A common wartime experience wouldn’t make us agree more, but it should make us more agreeable and less often angry.|
Remote Work Through the Eyes of Three 20-SomethingsRemote work is here to stay.
Remote Work and Labor MarketsThere are more remote workers today than there are immigrants in the U.S.
The Amish in IndianaIt is hard not to draw similarities between the Amish and newer immigrant groups.
Subsidizing Builders Fixes the Wrong Housing ProblemRemote workers and their families can now live wherever they wish.View archives