John Young

01/23/2015 - 2:14am

    It’s 2015, you know, and a tea party fantasy looks to be realized.

    No, we’re not talking about Republican control of both houses of Congress. We’re talking about the fantasy that begat a sequel to “Back to the Future....

01/15/2015 - 4:04am

    The dryer went kaput. We ordered a new one, but the pile of laundry couldn’t wait until a way-past-New Year’s Eve delivery. So my wife and I ushered in 2015 at the laundromat.

    I...

01/08/2015 - 7:16pm

    The Cuba embargo sounded like a good thing in 1960. So did the hula hoop, and Bobby Darin.

    You can still find a hula hoop, but it has long since stopped being state-of-the-art childhood fare...

01/01/2015 - 9:58pm

    If a war on Christmas actually exists, it began with Bing Crosby and a Jew.

    Crosby and composer Irving Berlin didn’t mean to wage war on Christmas. They meant to have a hit song. “...

12/24/2014 - 4:27pm

    'Tis the season. Long before “holiday giving” became a catch phrase, a group sought to slow down America’s No. 1 infectious killer, one penny at a time. So began Christmas Seals – the campaign which in 1907 set out to conquer the...

12/18/2014 - 3:19am

    Police did not kill Michael Brown. One policeman did.

    Black people did not burn down buildings in Ferguson, Mo. A few idiots did.

    It is our...

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