John Young

09/25/2014 - 11:26am

    I’ll never forget Sen. Phil Gramm, the staunch fiscal hawk and self-proclaimed budget-balancer, telling me how it was just fine for the Reagan administration to enact the nation’s largest peacetime military buildup without raising taxes to pay for it.

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06/19/2014 - 12:55am

    Eric Shinseki is a stand-up individual: Willing to serve two combat tours in Vietnam. Later, as Army chief of staff, willing to publicly differ with his bosses when the Bush administration soft-pedaled the personnel needs of occupying Iraq.

    Having stepped up at the...

06/09/2014 - 1:12am

    To those on the left who say Barack Obama hasn’t done anything about climate change: Time to eat those words.

    To those who cup their ears and hum loudly when climate scientists say something has to be done: Time to keep cupping.

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05/29/2014 - 2:51pm

    “No new taxes.” Ah, the sound of spring preening when lawmakers recess.

     Despite these claims, it’s amazing how policymakers in “low-tax” states figure out ways to convince voters of their presumed fiscal sainthood.

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05/26/2014 - 5:09pm

    The first thing that occurs to an observer is that this is a mismatch in weight classes. The big-gutted officers fit in the sumo category. The college students? They fit in the stringy category.

    Stringy but strong-willed, they stand tall — even as they get riot-...

05/18/2014 - 11:35pm

    It’s always odd to see how some whose allegiance to Christ is most explicit seem allergic to much of what Christ said. About materialism. About militarism. About inclusiveness. About forgiveness.

    Then there’s Christ’s comment about public piety...

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