John Young

07/21/2014 - 1:43am

    My son, the skateboarder, has a name for people who dress the part, talk the part, but who don’t really do what dedicated skateboarders do. He calls them “posers.”

    On immigration, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn is a poser. He talks about it – oh, my, yes. But when it comes to doing something about it,...

07/14/2014 - 3:08am

    Black helicopter watch can get lonely, even if there’s one always just over the horizon.

    Any day now, for instance, President Obama will assemble the death panels of his health-care designs, appointing the extraterrestrials we suspected he would, to a thousand...

06/19/2014 - 12:55am

    Eric Shinseki is a stand-up individual: Willing to serve two combat tours in Vietnam. Later, as Army chief of staff, willing to publicly differ with his bosses when the Bush administration soft-pedaled the personnel needs of occupying Iraq.

    Having stepped up at the...

06/09/2014 - 1:12am

    To those on the left who say Barack Obama hasn’t done anything about climate change: Time to eat those words.

    To those who cup their ears and hum loudly when climate scientists say something has to be done: Time to keep cupping.

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05/29/2014 - 2:51pm

    “No new taxes.” Ah, the sound of spring preening when lawmakers recess.

     Despite these claims, it’s amazing how policymakers in “low-tax” states figure out ways to convince voters of their presumed fiscal sainthood.

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05/26/2014 - 5:09pm

    The first thing that occurs to an observer is that this is a mismatch in weight classes. The big-gutted officers fit in the sumo category. The college students? They fit in the stringy category.

    Stringy but strong-willed, they stand tall — even as they get riot-...

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