John Young

03/26/2015 - 7:57pm

    On “The Nightly Show,” Comedy Central’s Larry Wilmore nailed it.

    After the University of Oklahoma kicked its SAE fraternity off campus for a racist display that even for rich white boys was way past the pale, Wilmore quipped:...

01/08/2015 - 7:16pm

    The Cuba embargo sounded like a good thing in 1960. So did the hula hoop, and Bobby Darin.

    You can still find a hula hoop, but it has long since stopped being state-of-the-art childhood fare...

01/01/2015 - 9:58pm

    If a war on Christmas actually exists, it began with Bing Crosby and a Jew.

    Crosby and composer Irving Berlin didn’t mean to wage war on Christmas. They meant to have a hit song. “...

12/24/2014 - 4:27pm

    'Tis the season. Long before “holiday giving” became a catch phrase, a group sought to slow down America’s No. 1 infectious killer, one penny at a time. So began Christmas Seals – the campaign which in 1907 set out to conquer the...

12/18/2014 - 3:19am

    Police did not kill Michael Brown. One policeman did.

    Black people did not burn down buildings in Ferguson, Mo. A few idiots did.

    It is our...

12/11/2014 - 3:36pm

    Maybe the most insidious modifier in the ongoing disservice we call education reform is “outcome-based.”

    As in, “To make students voracious readers, use this method.”...

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