Females have all the fun and also cause all the problems.
It’s not often that I can write a column that features the rock group KISS and Pope Francis. But those two stars aligned this past Sept. 1. KISS performed a concert at a small town near where we vacation in the summer, and, at the same time, Pope Francis was in Mongolia.
Most of Indiana’s neighbors have legalized marijuana for recreational (Illinois and Michigan) or medical (Ohio) use. The path to decriminalization has almost always been through state legislation or voter initiative. But despite strong public support for decriminalization, legislative efforts in Indiana have gone nowhere.
Indiana lawmakers are looking at eliminating the state income tax.
I have long doubted claims of China’s economic and military ascendancy. Most economists share this view, as do most foreign policy experts. The past couple years of data suggests I was right. China’s economy has stalled badly, and its military capabilities hold similar doubt. This doesn’t mean China is not to be viewed as a potentially dangerous enemy, but it does change the tactics we, and our allies around the globe, use to prevent conflict.
In what seems to be a seasonal rite of the past several years, the return of children to school and the approach of cooler weather has led to a notable increase in serious COVID cases.
So often, moral shabbiness reveals itself most at moments of perceived triumph.