John Young

11/26/2015 - 7:00pm

    “I should have learned sushi.”

    So says James in a rare moment of retrospection. Most days he has no time for that. He is all forward motion.

    His goal is to be an architect. Now he’s...

10/14/2015 - 7:30pm

    Planned Parenthood couldn’t have gotten better publicity if it paid for it.

    On TV: a telegenic, smart and calm executive pushed, goaded and constantly interrupted by bulldozers in suits.

10/06/2015 - 3:00pm

    A metaphor for a nation: Terrified students hustle across a school parking lot, their hands in the air.

    It happened the other day at Umpqua Community College in Oregon: hands in the air. It happened at...

09/28/2015 - 5:32pm

    “Ahmed” is every bit as American as “Joe.”

    “Hussein” is every bit as American as “Shaughnessy” or "Flannery" or "McGill."

09/24/2015 - 1:28pm

    If Ben Carson reads one word of all the information he just got about climate change, he should immediately end his candidacy for the Republican nomination.

    Carson, who serenely floats through his...

09/17/2015 - 11:19am

    CNN does less news and more retrospectives these days. Hence, one would have been excused to assume it was showing another century in China the other day.

    Missiles nose to tail, soldiers goose-stepping,...

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