John Young

04/29/2016 - 2:00pm

    Ever since his rise from political obscurity in Texas, observers have used words for Ted Cruz like “smart” and “shrewd.”

    Watching him on the campaign trail, I’m thinking, “Not so much.”

03/05/2016 - 6:00pm

    Like blowing out that last birthday candle, Mitch McConnell is going to get his wish.

    For the remainder of 2016, no one will occupy the seat vacated by the death of Antonin Scalia. No concession will be made...

02/26/2016 - 4:00pm

    Before discussing what Pope Francis said the other day, let's discuss one of the most Christlike things a U.S. president has done lately.

    That was when President Obama brought soothing words to an...

02/13/2016 - 4:00pm

    Jeb Bush didn’t exactly get skunked in Iowa. But, well, his 2.9 percent showing meant – let’s put the calculator to it, as political savant Nate Silver did: The $14.9 million he spent on advertising alone there meant he harvested one vote for every $2...

02/05/2016 - 1:00pm

    On behalf of a planet and its species, I’m asking a certain Texas grand jury if it still has time on its docket.

    I speak of the Harris County grand jury that turned the tables on hucksters who...

01/22/2016 - 8:00am

    The first day after the end of the NFL regular season has come to be called Black Monday -- when many a team with a losing record generally fires its coach.

    This suits the urges of the owner who has promised...

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