John Young

10/06/2015 - 3:00pm

    A metaphor for a nation: Terrified students hustle across a school parking lot, their hands in the air.

    It happened the other day at Umpqua Community College in Oregon: hands in the air. It happened at Columbine High School. It happened at Virginia Tech and...

08/27/2015 - 8:32pm

    In the hyperbolic chariot race waged by Republican presidential candidates, we can report the first breastplated contestant to have thrown a spoke.

    That would be the supposed moral standard-...

08/20/2015 - 7:16pm

    Donald Trump is a misogynist. If not, he’s determined to win the title.

    This guy is gunning for the finals of American Chauvinist Ninja Warrior. The last obstacle will melt before him and...

08/13/2015 - 3:10pm

    One would say that the good outweighed the bad for Ted Cruz last week, and the bad was horrid.

    In the Senate, he was openly scorned by fellow Republicans for his routine and rash showboating....

08/06/2015 - 5:23pm

    War is hell. Post-Civil War, Reconstruction was hellish.

    In a beauty contest, however, Reconstruction was in a dead heat with the Redemption for ugliness.


07/31/2015 - 7:34pm

    Dog days. Dog days. Nothing to write about. Nothing at all.

    Caitlyn Jenner's evening wear? The latest Cosby atrocity? The freshest offering of Trump idiocy? What to write about?

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