John Young

06/24/2016 - 1:00pm

    Texas didn’t need a federal court to know it couldn’t do this. Neither did Indiana, Arizona, Florida or any states seeking to excuse themselves from what America has always done.

    We welcome refugees in life-or-death straits.

02/13/2016 - 4:00pm

    Jeb Bush didn’t exactly get skunked in Iowa. But, well, his 2.9 percent showing meant – let’s put the calculator to it, as political savant Nate Silver did: The $14.9 million he spent on advertising alone there meant he harvested one vote for every $2...

02/05/2016 - 1:00pm

    On behalf of a planet and its species, I’m asking a certain Texas grand jury if it still has time on its docket.

    I speak of the Harris County grand jury that turned the tables on hucksters who...

01/22/2016 - 8:00am

    The first day after the end of the NFL regular season has come to be called Black Monday -- when many a team with a losing record generally fires its coach.

    This suits the urges of the owner who has promised...

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...

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