John Young

09/18/2014 - 3:54pm

    Back in the ‘70s as a reporter for the college newspaper, I went to a faculty nutrition expert for a story about hunger in America.

    Sounded relevant, right?

    Well, “hunger”...

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” —...

04/27/2014 - 11:50pm

    Next November, the Republican Party is banking on the cranky.

    Don’t laugh. This appears to be a very good wager.

    Good enough to hold onto the U.S. House. Good enough, even, to take the Senate.

04/17/2014 - 4:52pm

    Everyone has experienced the oddness of meeting up with a long-lost acquaintance after many years, only to find impressions downright strange.

    So it is with me and marijuana.

    At least the smell of marijuana, that is.

04/13/2014 - 8:34pm

    As of mid-March, the nation’s rate of uninsured had declined to 15.9 percent from 17.1 percent in December.

    We can’t know exactly where the rate stands now, but it’s lower. And, well, the nation’s Republican leaders will not have that.

04/03/2014 - 1:41am

    What would you say if someone told you that your state’s emphasis on algebra was undermining math instruction?

    What would you say if that someone was a math instructor?

    What would you say if someone said algebra as...

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