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Pride in the Profession, 2: The “Libel Bully” report

In addition to feeling some pride for being among the many lawyers who are poll-watching during Nevada's early voting (prior blog), another lawyerly occurrence...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 31, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 18, 2016 at 8:08 am | 60 comments | 2346 Views

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"Here Comes The Sun"

Old King Sol is on a merry roll, or at least a power trip -- from Paris, to Washington, to the CPUC in San Francisco. The sun, in the form of solar-generated...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Dec. 18, 2015
Last comment by playstore, on Nov 13, 2016 at 8:19 am | 8 comments | 3848 Views

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Pride in the Profession, 1

Or: "I observed the polls in Reno, just to watch them vote ..." Every occupation has its foibles and conceits. I will...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 27, 2016
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Oct 31, 2016 at 4:11 pm | 5 comments | 1958 Views

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Prop 64: Waiting to Inhale?

After twenty years’ dabbling in legal medical marijuana and with no apocalypse in-sight (sorry, Trumpophiles), this Proposition extends legalization...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 17, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 24, 2016 at 10:14 am | 7 comments | 1569 Views

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Prop 56: Tax ‘em if you smoke ‘em

Proposition 56 would raise the state excise tax on tobacco products by $2.00/pack of cigarettes or its equivalent, and include e-cigarettes in the measure. ...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 16, 2016
Last comment by SHale, on Oct 22, 2016 at 11:29 am | 15 comments | 2615 Views

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Props 67 and 65 – The Bag Man Hereby Scams Twice

In a cynical election year for ballot propositions and many candidates, Props 67 and 65 in combination bag the prize for most despicable attempts to mislead...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 11, 2016
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Oct 16, 2016 at 12:08 pm | 8 comments | 2745 Views

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Prop 61: A Placebo Endorsement

In wading through the $100 million spent for disinformation on Prop 61, the temptation is to yell: “a pox on both your houses!” and change...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 15, 2016
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Voter Info: it’s finally here, folks!

I’m sure we can all agree on one thing: this is an extraordinarily consequential election, and after this brutal campaign, voting will not only...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 11, 2016
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Oct 12, 2016 at 7:54 am | 2 comments | 1157 Views

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Corporations to California town: Drop Dead (of thirst).

One of the great books of the 20th century, according to others, was Marc Reiser’s “Cadillac...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 2, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 4, 2016 at 10:44 am | 3 comments | 2450 Views

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Wells Fargo circles the wagons

This century has really been ‘the best of times and the worst of times’ for big businesses in this country. There have been, by turns,...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Sep. 29, 2016
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Oct 4, 2016 at 8:16 am | 4 comments | 2086 Views

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Props 62 and 66: To Kill or Not to Kill, those are The Questions

The first in a series on this year’s crop of Props Capital punishment is a tug-n-pull issue for California. Its terms have been invalidated,...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 30, 2016 at 1:01 pm | 10 comments | 2366 Views

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Next Up, The Election Props -- but first this word: We’re Number One!

Here is a quick announcement of some unadorned good news: Golden Gate University was recently ranked first.in.the.nation as a university for adult learners....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Sep. 20, 2016
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Sep 27, 2016 at 12:22 pm | 5 comments | 2155 Views

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My Former Student for President

… of Afghanistan. One of the several pleasures of teaching at the graduate level is seeing students you once had in-class do great things –...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Sep. 16, 2016
Last comment by Walter H, on Sep 22, 2016 at 4:38 am | 6 comments | 2585 Views

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Taking a knee

Although I’ve turned-in my NFL fan-boy card (while retaining...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Sep. 8, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 12, 2016 at 11:14 am | 2 comments | 1627 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 Essay Writing Help Service, on Sep 4, 2016 at 11:19 pm |
25 comments | 7692 Views

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What’s it all about … Brexit?

Is it just for the moment we vote? My views on the UK’s python-worthy referendum are summed-up in this brilliant

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 7, 2016
Last comment by Doug Miller, on Aug 25, 2016 at 7:29 am |
8 comments | 2376 Views

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Where we stand, so far apart

Okay, so this blog will Not be about the disarray in the Republican Party, what with Reince Priebus “apoplectic”, Sen. McCain justifiably...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Aug. 5, 2016
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Aug 24, 2016 at 8:00 pm | 10 comments | 2631 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 Nichoras, on Aug 10, 2016 at 5:52 pm | 30 comments | 3001 Views

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VEEPstakes 2: Democratic Boogaloo

So, now that the GOP, meaning its candidate, has settled on/for Governor Pence after a thorough deliberation of several minutes (no wait!), we may turn our...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 19, 2016
Last comment by Sheri J, on Jul 25, 2016 at 8:45 pm | 25 comments | 3299 Views

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The VEEPstakes 1: GOP Edition

Both parties will be selecting Vice Presidential candidates within the next few weeks. Neither choice is clear. The Republicans’ open-carry lovefest...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 12, 2016
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Jul 16, 2016 at 6:42 am | 9 comments | 1527 Views
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