Columnists: Mark Thornton

Rose needs a Stern talk

If you think like a weekly columnist, ideas are always churning in your head. My “process” — which is a…read more


Stop giving me ‘would’

Most people have this image of a newspaperman as a pencil-necked geek who sits around contemplating the proper use of…read more


A millennial who represents

It’s probably pretty clear to people who read this regularly that I’m not a big fan of millennials. A few…read more


Daddy does Dallas

Driving in Dallas always makes me feel like an old woman. Big cities and lots of lanes of traffic don’t…read more


My dream Christmas card

In the years before Facebook, it was only once a year when we were bombarded with boastful holiday dispatches from…read more


A Christmas kitty

The most common conversation in my home goes something like this: Me: “Annelise, come on, we’re going to be late.”…read more


Who makes who irrelevant?

At least once a week, I get into a conversation with someone who’s interested in the state of the newspaper…read more