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...

10/09/2014 - 2:38pm

    “In respect of civil rights,” wrote Justice John Harlan, “all citizens are equal before the law. The humblest is the peer of the most powerful."

    Well, at least that’s...

10/02/2014 - 4:23pm

    One of the most fascinating events I’ve ever experienced was a climate conference several years ago at the University of Texas.

    There I observed the constant struggle between science and...

09/25/2014 - 11:26am

    I’ll never forget Sen. Phil Gramm, the staunch fiscal hawk and self-proclaimed budget-balancer, telling me how it was just fine for the Reagan administration to enact the nation’s largest peacetime military buildup without raising taxes to pay...

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?

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09/11/2014 - 2:05pm

    When fire hoses sent black bodies skidding and writhing along the sidewalks of Birmingham in 1963, a lot of white people, high and dry, nodded, “Well, if that’s what it takes to keep the peace . . . ”

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