John Young

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 of me on the sidewalk or in the store: I start...

09/03/2016 - 9:00am

    More sad tidings for all you “law and order” types, particularly you candidates and elected sorts who think shortcuts to order are what law entails.

    Another court has affirmed what long has been...

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...

08/13/2016 - 1:00pm

    For the purposes of this discussion, let’s think of Congress as a fetid pool of ideologues.

    In frosty February, many weeks before mosquito season, President Obama foresaw an emergency and acted on it....

08/06/2016 - 8:00am

    Democrats’ citizenship smackdown

    "Don't let anyone ever tell you that this country is not great, that somehow we need to make it great again. Because this right now is the greatest country on...

07/30/2016 - 9:00am

    From a mass media perspective, let’s look at what brought us Donald Trump.

    Once upon a time we had television networks that were truly mass media – they had something for everybody, and none of...

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