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Playing Catch-up

I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus – the primaries were essentially over, polling meaningless, and I’d expressed what I thought might...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jun. 20, 2016
Last comment by Doug Miller, 8 hours ago | 55 comments | 3736 Views

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The State of the State of the State

It was a pleasure to read brother blogger Tim Hunt's reluctant...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jan. 24, 2014
Last comment by body-bo 14 , on Jun 20, 2016 at 12:02 pm |
22 comments | 5847 Views

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Nearly seduced by Bernie, but coming home to Hil

It’s romance week, coupled with our early California spring. The flowering trees are in bud, the leafy garden greens are already sprouting, and...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by Augustine Barlow, on Jun 19, 2016 at 10:38 pm | 25 comments | 2032 Views

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??and all I ask of dyin?, is to go naturally? *

We don't die well in America -- treating it as a tragedy to be avoided, rather than as a natural inevitability that ought to make every healthy moment consciously...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Sep. 20, 2014
Last comment by Charles74, on Jun 15, 2016 at 9:17 am | 17 comments | 8973 Views

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Conjecture Madness

Political polling in the digital age It may not have been the first profession, but one of the earliest vocations in human culture was soothsayer –...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 24, 2016
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on May 25, 2016 at 2:07 pm | 4 comments | 1579 Views

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Pledge-week Ode: Turning on Inskeep

I’m a late adopter of Pandora. Of my several artist-stations, I’m usually drawn to The Eagles. Pandora throws many other, somewhat related...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 15, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on May 23, 2016 at 9:44 am | 1 comment | 844 Views

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A Tarheel Wedgie

In my mind, I’ve been going to Carolina, not for the sunshine (or the moonshine), but for yet another example of hopelessly shallow media coverage...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 14, 2016
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on May 15, 2016 at 4:28 pm | 9 comments | 1628 Views

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What's in a name?

... That which we call a rose, By any other name would smell as sweet." Not to say that the politics of the Montagues and Capulets weren't...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 21, 2015
Last comment by agen poker, on May 12, 2016 at 10:41 am | 15 comments | 1857 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...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 14, 2014
Last comment by CurtisAlbert, on May 3, 2016 at 12:29 am | 4 comments | 3873 Views

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The Most Interesting Dog … in the World

Item: Dos Equis beer is retiring its “most interesting man in the world” commercials. They’ve even

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 14, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 29, 2016 at 4:10 pm |
13 comments | 1993 Views

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Minimum Wage Follies, Part 2 – what can we expect?

As the LA Times reports, the minimum wage law signed Monday by Governor Brown...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 5, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 12, 2016 at 3:50 pm | 15 comments | 1356 Views

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Will Rogers and Mark Twain meet the minimum wage

Item: California plans to raise its minimum wage in stages, reaching $15/hour statewide by 2022. It’s not clear who first offered up the following...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 30, 2016
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Apr 5, 2016 at 10:30 am | 7 comments | 957 Views

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A Brussels forum

There are an awful lot of people feeling an awful lot of awful over yesterday’s terror attack in the Belgian capital. So I thought I’d...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 30, 2016 at 10:09 am | 25 comments | 3589 Views

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Nowhere to Hide

In his own words, by nominating Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court, President Obama has “played it straight.” So doing, he has also...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 16, 2016
Last comment by Tom, on Mar 22, 2016 at 3:21 pm | 41 comments | 2020 Views

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Deciphering the Short-fingered Vulgarian *

I understand Donald Trump. I’m not sure I’m happy or proud about it, and I’m a little ashamed that it took me this long. The...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 7, 2016
Last comment by SHale99, on Mar 14, 2016 at 7:48 pm | 29 comments | 1728 Views

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The EEOC Opens a New Front in the Culture Wars

Yesterday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in its mission to interpret and enforce the employment anti-discrimination provisions of the Civil Rights...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 2, 2016
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Mar 2, 2016 at 4:50 pm | 2 comments | 1305 Views

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Problems with the New Journalism, or Why I Miss Uncle Walter.

As a naturalized netizen, I grew up in a paper-and-pencil world with only three TV channels. We were actually a Huntley/Brinkley household, in the same way folks...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by Matlab Assignment Help, on Mar 2, 2016 at 3:44 am | 19 comments | 29796 Views

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Sandoval for Supreme?

Fascinating news out of the capitol, one day after the GOP-led Judiciary Committee and full Senate gleefully and expectedly renounced any intention to fulfill...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 24, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 1, 2016 at 8:52 am | 30 comments | 1687 Views

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Tending 'Nino

Mr. Justice Scalia had barely reached room temperature when a battle he’d have enjoyed broke out all around his corpse. It seems a shame that he’ll...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 15, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 25, 2016 at 11:41 am | 13 comments | 1201 Views

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Bread and Circuses

Show of hands – who’s excited that the NFL has brought its mid-winter lucrefe$t to our fair region, replete with fireworks, a whole financial...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 3, 2016
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Feb 5, 2016 at 9:38 am | 4 comments | 1468 Views
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Bikes and Cars don't mix
By Roz Rogoff | 9 comments | 501 views

Religious freedom under attack in Sacramento
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 361 views