John Young

08/26/2016 - 10:00am

    Lyndon Johnson's aides were in a celebrating mood the day in 1965 when he signed the Voting Rights Act. They were surprised, then, when Johnson interjected this sobering advisory: “It’s also the day we gave the South to the Republicans for the rest of our lifetimes."

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07/06/2016 - 8:00am

    A barnstorm tour of Texas on a soggy week in May deposited me at a treasured place: a particular tennis court, opposite a particular racquet-bearing friend.

    It’s where we had gathered weekly for years...

07/01/2016 - 10:00am

    Architects of the anti-abortion restrictions struck down by the Supreme Court this week are about as concerned about women’s health as a Texas football throng is about head injuries between each whistle.

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06/24/2016 - 1:00pm

    Texas didn’t need a federal court to know it couldn’t do this. Neither did Indiana, Arizona, Florida or any states seeking to excuse themselves from what America has always done.

    We welcome...

06/16/2016 - 11:00am

    “This is the year of jubilee/Send them angels down/The Lord has come to set us free.”

    The words of the Negro spiritual are celebratory, but the truth of them is in the title: “My Way’...

06/11/2016 - 8:00am

    This is for everybody who can read, except for a few idiots.

    Those excused from our conversation, based on the thickness and slope of their skulls, have been reported to troll the West in large and loud...

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