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.”

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01/16/2016 - 8:00pm

    They are so profuse as to encircle the globe, so lethal that even mutual enemies agree they must be monitored and limited.

    If you are thinking the “they” refers to firearms, you aren’t...

01/09/2016 - 10:00am

    When I was 10 I had a yo-yo. It was blue with marbled streaks of silver. At school we weren’t supposed to have yo-yos. But what’s the point of a yo-yo if one can’t show it off?

    So I...

01/02/2016 - 6:00pm

    If Tornado Alley were a battlefield, historically this time of year the cannons would be silenced. Not so this December. All hell has broken loose. The weather map has been a work by Jackson Pollock: all splatters.

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12/18/2015 - 3:00pm

    Charles Barkley calls Twitter “a place where fools go to feel important.”

    He’s talking about you, Donald.

    You’ve built a fool...

12/11/2015 - 8:00pm

    The arrival of the Beatles. The Civil Rights Act. LBJ’s rout of Goldwater. All vied for “Biggest Story” of 1964. But another might have eclipsed them all: the Surgeon General’s report definitively linking smoking with cancer.

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