John Young

01/20/2017 - 8:00am

    Looking around the ballroom, the first thing you notice is the lack of regalia -- no tuxes, no flowing gowns, no shiny footwear, no clinking jewels.

    Nor should there be, for this is the Inaugural Consolation Ball for the people of Not Trump Nation.

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12/13/2016 - 11:00am

    The early projection: Donald Trump is the end of satire.

    Not that as president he would ban it, although in his fantasies he shuts down “Saturday Night Live.” It's that based on his early proclivities, Trump is beyond lampooning....

12/05/2016 - 7:00pm

    It turns out our ambitions were quite similar, Donald Trump’s and mine.

    We were both interested in acquiring a franchise – a business opportunity.

    I always had an affection for...

11/29/2016 - 5:00pm

    I consider myself progressive, compassionate, open-minded. Heaven knows I’m tolerant.

    Yet in recent days I have realized that routinely I am engaging in profiling.

    I see a figure up ahead...

11/19/2016 - 7:00pm

    One day. One 24-hour period. One sunrise, one sunset.

    I felt as bad as one could feel without needing hospitalization. My head hurt. I was in a fog of exhaustion. I hadn’t eaten well. All day I emoted clenched anger in a thousand sighs. My...

11/10/2016 - 10:00am

    Oxidation happens when elements cause metals to corrode. The color of oxidation is red.

    Tuesday night was a red night, but not the Election-Night red of previous presidential races. It was the orange-ish red of a loud outsider who has a mandate...

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