John Young

10/23/2014 - 1:45pm

    They warned us.

    The picture in the paper showed two 60-something women, embracing and kissing, having just been pronounced spouse and spouse.

    As I looked at the photo, I felt it: a rumbling, crumbling sound. Earth tremor? Landslide? The arrival of unwanted company?...

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?

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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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