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‘Much Ado’ or is it Adios for ObamaCare?

My grandfather, the Accountant, had little use for law or lawyers. In his orderly view of the world (and quite apart from his dismay about the romantic attachments...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by American, 4 hours ago | 36 comments | 1171 Views

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Fifty Ways to Craze Your Donors

-- with apologies to Paul Simon; he deserves better The problem's all over my inbox, it seems to me I'm being deluged with funding crap from DNC I'd like...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 27, 2014
There are no comments yet. 252 Views

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The Name Game

Before reading this blog, you may wish to read-through the recent D/SRX Town Square comments on banning single-use shopping bags.

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 26, 2014
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Who, exactly, is the clown here?

Clowns are a sure-fire leed. As an unabashed fan of Steven Sondheim,* I was drawn to the title of Maureen Dowd's recent column in the NYTimes:

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 14, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Jul 23, 2014 at 8:05 pm |
32 comments | 1889 Views

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Tenures After (Vergara) Part 3: Tenure and Education Quality

If there's one thing about which most Americans can agree, it's that our education system needs to get better. Whether it's academic rankings that place other...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 14, 2014
There are no comments yet. 298 Views

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Tenures After (Vergara) Part 2: the opinion

When a state trial court judge opens his Opinion by quoting from the momentous Brown v. Board of Education case, you know he must have big things on his mind....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 12, 2014
There are no comments yet. 566 Views

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Tenures After (Vergara), Part 1

Hello again – I needed a break from all things bloggery, and am much refreshed. Since I penned my latest ode to the A's, little seems to have changed in...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 10, 2014
There are no comments yet. 885 Views

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Tin Cup Moment

Somebody named Collin Cowgill hit a 14th inning walk-off homerun for the Anaheim Disneys Tuesday evening, handing our Athletics a fairly rare defeat in the process....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jun. 12, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Jun 19, 2014 at 3:30 pm | 43 comments | 4315 Views

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The Supreme Court’s Odd Blind Spot

The US Supreme Court is the most fascinating of the three federal branches of government. At its best, it is the surest guardian of the American Ideal as expressed...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 28, 2014
Last comment by BF, on Jun 7, 2014 at 1:12 am | 1 comment | 2525 Views

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In-house Doghouse

Media depictions of attorneys tend to focus on slick trial lawyers, whose tailored suits can barely disguise their

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 27, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1383 Views

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Hot enough for you?

The desperate, rear-guard postings of climate deniers in Brother Tim's recent blog surprised me – apparently the new tack of that well-funded little band of ostriches...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on May 19, 2014 at 6:54 pm | 59 comments | 3665 Views

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Buffett: Changes in Attitude?

The name 'Buffett' means a lot in the rarified realms of high finance and corporate policy (Warren, not so much Jimmy). In attaining his stature as the world's...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 1, 2014
Last comment by Dave, on May 12, 2014 at 12:05 am | 14 comments | 3604 Views

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Reflections in California Chrome

West coast represent! I'm not sure why, really, but I was pleased to see that a "locally" bred horse won this year's Kentucky Derby, in convincing fashion. He...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 5, 2014
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on May 8, 2014 at 11:02 pm | 6 comments | 2056 Views

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The Clipper Lip, and other Notable Notes on Prior Blogs

Would you work for Donald Sterling? As a player Or a girlfriend? The owner of the LA Clippers NBA team has made himself the shmuck heard 'round the world – literally,...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 27, 2014
Last comment by spcwt, on May 6, 2014 at 12:35 pm | 15 comments | 2032 Views

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Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in … maybe never?

Boomers tend to view the sustained prosperity of the mid-20th century as the way things are supposed to be. Back then, incomes rose across the board, growth was...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 28, 2014
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on May 5, 2014 at 6:50 am | 25 comments | 7410 Views

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PG&E: How does the piper pay?

Corporations are people, except when they're not. Four years after a natural gas inferno immolated eight people in their San Bruno homes, the Pacific Gas & Electric...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Apr 29, 2014 at 10:04 am | 17 comments | 5880 Views

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The Clipper Lip, and other Notable Notes on Prior Blogs

Would you work for Donald Sterling? As a player Or a girlfriend? The owner of the LA Clippers NBA team has made himself the shmuck heard 'round the world –...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 27, 2014
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David Brooks at his Best – and Worst

David Brooks writes wonderful stuff when he speaks from his heart – it's a very good heart. Unfortunately, he doesn't live there full-time, and too often in his...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 13, 2014
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Apr 22, 2014 at 5:12 pm | 15 comments | 3486 Views

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The Gay Rights Movement Coming of Age

(Note: In a rare triumph of propriety over punsmanship, I decided against calling this a 'Gay Rights Coming-out Party.' Don't get used to it.) In its perpetual...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Apr 20, 2014 at 7:22 am | 40 comments | 8471 Views

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Moneyball, the Sequel: Billy Beane for President!

Postpone the primaries, cancel the caucuses, stop the presses – we've got the consensus candidate for the President in 2016. There's a

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 17, 2014
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, on Apr 18, 2014 at 6:04 pm |
6 comments | 3037 Views
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‘Much Ado’ or is it Adios for ObamaCare?
By Tom Cushing | 36 comments | 1,171 views

Political posturing about water
By Tim Hunt | 7 comments | 841 views

Backpacked with care is back
By Roz Rogoff | 2 comments | 524 views