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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. 248 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 | 618 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 MrGoe, on Apr 22, 2015 at 5:56 am | 1 comment | 294 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 | 1616 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 | 5225 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 loansmob, on Apr 2, 2015 at 5:17 am | 37 comments | 25415 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 | 2686 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 | 1777 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 | 1945 Views

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The Tuesday Sweepstakes: State Senate, Israel, and beer (respectively)

March 17th is a Big Day for voters and temporary Irishmen – they will have to decide whether they, Joan Buchanan and/or Mr. Netanyahu will get another round....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 15, 2015
There are no comments yet. 396 Views

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The House Hara Kiri, Act II – wherein ‘The Party of No’ becomes ‘The Party of No Clue’

On Tuesday, under cover of Israeli PM Netanyahu's domination of the news cycle (more on that tomorrow, or so), House Speaker Boehner allowed the minority Dems to...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by Tsar Head, on Mar 4, 2015 at 6:43 pm | 6 comments | 1029 Views

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The House of Representatives performs history’s first repeat hara-kiri

How does it feel to have The Gang That Can't Shoot Straight in charge of our most fundamental national well-being? From where I sit it's a sad spectacle, as...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by Conservator, on Mar 3, 2015 at 10:10 am | 11 comments | 2090 Views

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Now that we’re all agreed, here’s a chance to create your own year 2050!

Campaign issues are beginning to round into shape for 2016. The economy, healthcare and terror are 21st century perennials, but poverty, the middle class/income...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 8, 2015
Last comment by Bill, on Feb 17, 2015 at 1:04 pm | 25 comments | 4455 Views

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Get your daily dose of powdered veggies, and weeds

Did you remember to take your gingko biloba memory supplement, today? If you did, chances are that any medicinal properties of the herb do not deserve the credit....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 10, 2015 at 11:05 am | 20 comments | 2613 Views

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The ‘Free’ Community College Forum

One of the more intriguing concepts floated by The Prez* in his recent State of the Union speech touts 'free' community college as a smart 21st century public investment...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Feb 2, 2015 at 11:15 am | 12 comments | 5915 Views

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Selma Soliloquy

I got to see the movie 'Selma,' recently. It's an important film, lest those events and dynamics fade from our national consciousness. I recall as a teen...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Jan 27, 2015 at 1:11 pm | 10 comments | 2668 Views

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The Genghis Chron, Part 2 of 3: Choices

As Genghis collie was reasonably comfortable, coping with his leg injury in the short run, we did not avail ourselves of unfamiliar emergency vet services that weekend....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jan. 11, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 20, 2015 at 3:09 pm | 2 comments | 3041 Views

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The Genghis Chron: a Tribute in Three Parts

The strapping young Border Collie at her front door made it clear to me: I would not pass. He'd only been resident with my former wife for a week (albeit long enough...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Jan 14, 2015 at 1:28 pm | 15 comments | 2452 Views

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Cuba libre?

Well, no – not by a long shot. It will take years for the recent announcement of a thaw in the western hemisphere's deepest diplomatic freeze to take full hold....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Dec. 21, 2014
Last comment by Ben, on Dec 28, 2014 at 11:25 pm | 25 comments | 2539 Views

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‘Twas the Night: once again, the year in review

'Tis two days after Christmas, I've waited this year, To bring you these tidings of news in arrears. For 'twasn't quite clear that the Day would survive, With...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Dec. 27, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 27, 2014 at 3:15 pm | 2 comments | 2984 Views
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Dangers Underground
By Roz Rogoff | 5 comments | 708 views

Major progress on unique housing proposal
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 439 views

Getting the Most Out of Your Summer Experiences
By Elizabeth LaScala | 1 comment | 396 views

Habeas Chimpus
By Tom Cushing | 1 comment | 294 views