John Young

01/29/2015 - 11:04pm

Vision vs. blindness on health coverage

 

    When he noticed weird stuff floating in his right eye, he didn't blink. He called an eye doctor.

    The next day, 24 hours after the abnormality introduced itself...

01/23/2015 - 2:14am

    It’s 2015, you know, and a tea party fantasy looks to be realized.

    No, we’re not talking about Republican control of both houses of Congress. We’re talking about the fantasy...

01/15/2015 - 4:04am

    The dryer went kaput. We ordered a new one, but the pile of laundry couldn’t wait until a way-past-New Year’s Eve delivery. So my wife and I ushered in 2015 at the laundromat.

    I...

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...

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