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More Banks, More Billions, but Bupkes in the Brig. Rinse, repeat. (Part One)

Banks sell money. They may sell you your mortgage money, for a price, or underwrite your car purchase. In the global marketplace, some big banks trade countries'...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 25, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, 10 hours ago | 7 comments | 322 Views

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The Thrill

They say the death of an old man is not a tragedy, and I think that's true in BB King's case. He passed away peacefully in his sleep last night, in hospice...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, 17 hours ago | 3 comments | 637 Views

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The fish that eats California

It's not the delta smelt. Nor the salmon – it's the carp. Indeed, the actions of one species present California with its biggest challenges in coping with...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 9, 2015
Last comment by StudentA, on May 26, 2015 at 2:11 am | 11 comments | 770 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
Last comment by Mubin Naser, on May 15, 2015 at 10:53 am | 1 comment | 1766 Views

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BradyGate

Our national bloodsport has thrown itself for another loss. In the past, I've followed it, played it avidly to the tune of four-months in a cast, but more...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 14, 2015
Last comment by Michael Austin, on May 15, 2015 at 9:34 am | 2 comments | 226 Views

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Whither the 215?

No, not the highway connecting Riverside to Temecula (complete with SoCal's semantic "the" affectation), we're talking here about Section 215 of the USA Patriot...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 11, 2015
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on May 14, 2015 at 3:23 pm | 2 comments | 540 Views

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Catharine Baker leads the witness

An old adage in the law advises attorneys never to ask a question if they don't already know its answer. A recent constituent survey from newly-minted State Assembly...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 5, 2015
Last comment by Northern lights , on May 6, 2015 at 9:42 pm | 6 comments | 928 Views

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Begging to Differ

From our publication's doom-n-gloom department comes a report in brother Tim's blog that three 'economists' have ranked California near the bottom among states for...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 3, 2015
Last comment by Damon, on May 5, 2015 at 1:13 pm | 1 comment | 929 Views

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The Kingsman is dead. Long Live the Kingsmen!

The music world lost a legend this week. The artist (who claimed rock royalty, but was never known as Prince) may have peaked early, but he was a survivor -- in...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by anony, on May 2, 2015 at 5:54 pm | 6 comments | 510 Views

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Internet, Über alles?

At first, the new services seemed like a charming idea, colored a slightly subversive shade: why take a surly, tardy cab ride for a bloated fee when Uber or Lyft...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on May 2, 2015 at 7:33 am | 6 comments | 714 Views

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Since When are Competition and Lower Medical Costs a Bad Thing?

I am writing in response to brother blogger Tim's recent description of developments in the East Bay health care market. I'll admit to some uncertainty about the...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 7, 2014
Last comment by D loansmob, on May 1, 2015 at 2:49 pm | 38 comments | 25961 Views

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In flagrante de Oh No!

The law professor helpfully dashed-off an early morning e-note to her students – "Here's a good article on briefs," then pasted the URL, signed-off and moved-on...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Tsar Head, on Apr 30, 2015 at 9:43 pm | 5 comments | 645 Views

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Habeas Chimpus

or, A Legal Ray of Hope on the Planet, for the Apes Okay, so my new movie titles may not impress Hollywood, but what happened in a Manhattan courtroom...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by all animals have rights, on Apr 27, 2015 at 6:29 pm | 2 comments | 664 Views

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Fears for Tiers

In a much misunderstood ruling, a SoCal appellate court this week invalidated the particular tiered water rates established by the City of San Juan Capistrano (SJC)....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 23, 2015
There are no comments yet. 698 Views

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Ballot Follies, and the great Candidate Challenge

Hark! For I have received my mail-in ballot for the Extra-special State Senate run-off election of May 19th. It is not to be confused with the Super Duper Measure...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 18, 2015
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Apr 23, 2015 at 3:41 pm | 9 comments | 992 Views

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Indiana Bakery: On-line Customer Application

The Hoosier Daddy, a Cakery for discriminating tastes On-Line Customer Convenience Application (PCs only – does not work...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Apr 17, 2015 at 1:01 pm | 38 comments | 2044 Views

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Our fathers, who wert in boardrooms

Was the concept of the United States as a fundamentally Christian nation sold to us by the folks who brought us Better Things for Better Living? A forthcoming...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Apr 9, 2015 at 11:55 pm | 7 comments | 7477 Views

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Me and Ashley, sittin’ in a tweet …

Okay, so the venom to which the actress...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by American, on Mar 20, 2015 at 6:39 pm | 6 comments | 2942 Views

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The Senators’ Democracy Primer: for whom the pen toils.

Energized by their recent calisthenics led in chambers by Israeli PM Netanyahu, numerous Republican Senators have breathlessly signed

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Mar 19, 2015 at 1:53 pm |
24 comments | 1971 Views

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The Netanyahu Speech: Kumen, Kvetching, Kibitzing

On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu did what he does: he came, he complained and he offered unsolicited advice. In a controversial speech to...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Mar 19, 2015 at 1:44 pm | 13 comments | 2152 Views
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"Swirling" to earn college credit
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 343 views

More Banks, More Billions, but Bupkes in the Brig. Rinse, repeat. (Part One)
By Tom Cushing | 7 comments | 322 views

Rails to Trails
By Roz Rogoff | 1 comment | 291 views