Latest from Mitch Daniels

This must be what it felt like to be a Loyalist in 1770

Devoted to his nation and its institutions, but wishing that his rulers were more attuned to the extent of the restiveness in what they seem to regard as their empire.
  • Sep 7, 2021

The Chinese Communist Party’s 100th birthday vs. America’s 250th

China just celebrated itself in grandiose, autocratic fashion. America's answer doesn't need to be dwelling on the nation's shortcomings — like every other day of the year.
  • Aug 9, 2021

Tossing around ‘Nazi’ and ‘fascist’ as insults is reckless and historically illiterate

God forbid, we may one day need to use those other words accurately again, and if so, it would be important that we not have cheapened them and erased their actual meaning from memory.
  • Jul 11, 2021

I never thought I’d miss the Gridiron Club dinner, but I think now maybe I do

In a town where people reach for the blowtorch on a daily basis, it may prove challenging to gather a jovial, bipartisan crowd. Wouldn't hurt to try.
  • Jun 8, 2021
  • Opinion

The post-pandemic era needs a return to risk-taking creativity, not lingering fear

Because tragic events are so memorable, we drastically overestimate their probability.
  • May 5, 2021
  • Opinion

An economist predicted work from home in 1979. Here’s what he expected.

He thought the precipitating crisis would involve energy, not a virus. Otherwise: uncanny.
  • Apr 1, 2021
  • Opinion

The U.S. put a man on the moon. But it might be harder to do the same on Mars.

NASA’s Perseverance is great, but a manned flight would be hugely more challenging.
  • Feb 25, 2021
  • Opinion

We were right to worry about the nation’s fiscal future. But I know when to fold ’em.

It’s too late to preserve Social Security and Medicare in their current forms. Mitigating harm is the best we can hope for.
  • Jan 27, 2021
  • Opinion

Lockdowns needed a warning label, too

A maximalist social response was understandable at first, but caution became dereliction.
  • Dec 31, 2020
  • Opinion

Senate Republicans could restore a bit of civility by confirming Neera Tanden

Confirming Biden’s OMB choice would be a small display of the respect once shown to the other side’s presidents and to the office they hold.
  • Dec 22, 2020