John Young

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 sad nature to assign the acts of one, or of a few...

12/11/2014 - 3:36pm

    Maybe the most insidious modifier in the ongoing disservice we call education reform is “outcome-based.”

    As in, “To make students voracious readers, use this method.”...

11/27/2014 - 7:26pm

    The Indianapolis Star has apologized, but surely some of its readers ask: Why?

    The cartoon that it published carried the sentiments of every American who is horrified – horrified, I tell...

11/20/2014 - 2:52pm

    The political Einsteins are flexing their brows over Nov. 4: They cite President Obama’s failure, Dems’ fecklessness, Republicans’ vision and efficacy, Mitch McConnell’s savoir faire. Egads.

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11/06/2014 - 5:21pm

    The dictionary has nothing more extreme than “extreme.” No “extremer.” No “extremest.” So “State Sen. Dan Patrick” will have to suffice, if you’re talking extreme politics, as opposed to extreme cold,...

10/30/2014 - 1:30pm

    “The only thing we have to fear is . . . Let’s face it, folks, I’m scared spitless.”

     So said Franklin Roosevelt in 1933.

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