John Young

10/16/2014 - 1:21pm

    A controlling school-board clique seeks to sanitize the teaching of American history — scrub away unsightly blemishes like racial oppression and women’s liberation. Should be a piece of cake, right?

    Sure, except that the students...

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...

05/12/2014 - 5:35am

    CBS’s unsung “Trophy Wife” is one of few sitcoms true to its “com.” In part, this is because it allows the children in its cast to be childish.

    In one episode, gangly teen Warren, prodded to try out for a sport, announces he’s...

05/04/2014 - 11:47pm

    Across the nation, in congressional district after congressional district, state after state, the race has begun — the race between viewers’ thumbs and the Koch brothers’ pitch.

    In most cases, the thumbs win — find “mute” —...

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