John Young

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. He requested $1.9 billion in funds to combat a...

05/25/2016 - 6:00pm

    Before discussing a sensitive subject, let us recite the Rotary Four-Way Test:

    “Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and friendships? Will it be beneficial to all...

05/22/2016 - 6:00pm

    That was pretty snarky of TV’s Samantha Bee to enlist Michelle Branch to retool her 2000 hit “Goodbye to You” as “Goodbye to Cruz.”

    However, when Branch sang of Ted Cruz,...

05/14/2016 - 8:00am

    “The horror. The horror. . .” – closing lines from “Apocalypse Now.”

    I didn’t think of contrasting the Republican Party’s current situation with Francis Ford Coppola...

05/06/2016 - 9:00am

    Eeyore’s Birthday Party has come and gone in Austin again without scads of arrests. This is testament once again to the fact that our nation’s marijuana laws are silly.

    Not just silly. Sillier...

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,...

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