John Young

12/05/2016 - 7:00pm

    It turns out our ambitions were quite similar, Donald Trump’s and mine.

    We were both interested in acquiring a franchise – a business opportunity.

    I always had an affection for Orange Julius and its one-trick-pony stands at malls. I...

11/29/2016 - 5:00pm

    I consider myself progressive, compassionate, open-minded. Heaven knows I’m tolerant.

    Yet in recent days I have realized that routinely I am engaging in profiling.

    I see a figure up ahead...

11/19/2016 - 7:00pm

    One day. One 24-hour period. One sunrise, one sunset.

    I felt as bad as one could feel without needing hospitalization. My head hurt. I was in a fog of exhaustion. I hadn’t eaten well. All day I emoted clenched anger in a thousand sighs. My...

11/10/2016 - 10:00am

    Oxidation happens when elements cause metals to corrode. The color of oxidation is red.

    Tuesday night was a red night, but not the Election-Night red of previous presidential races. It was the orange-ish red of a loud outsider who has a mandate...

11/04/2016 - 12:00am

    If you ever have the “America blahs” and want to shake out of them, teach a citizenship class.

    I have. I’ve looked into eyes that came here from Iran, from Mexico, from Saudi Arabia, from China, from Sudan. The eyes have it.

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10/27/2016 - 8:30pm

    In 1960, a gentlemanly quarrel about these two tiny islands was the most significant policy difference in the Kennedy-Nixon debate, though historians call the proceedings a watershed event in televised politics.

    Nixon said the islands off China...

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