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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 Tom Cushing, 10 hours ago | 31 comments | 936 Views

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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 | 1872 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. 282 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. 534 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. 859 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 | 4293 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 | 2481 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. 1372 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 | 3642 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 | 3553 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 | 2027 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 | 2009 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 | 7362 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 | 5851 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 | 3445 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 | 7771 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 | 3021 Views

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Voting Initiatives, for Reals this Time

A commenter recently suggested that I'd lost interest in voting as a blog topic. Apparently I had not responded quickly or relevantly enough to suit his 'druthers....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 6, 2014
Last comment by A. Picwerth, on Apr 12, 2014 at 7:51 am | 22 comments | 3676 Views

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Kudos to the GOP on New Voting Initiatives

Fair-is-fair: at times, I have been critical of positions and tactics used by the Republicans – but when they do something that is an unconditionally Good Thing...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 31, 2014
Last comment by Doug Miller, on Apr 8, 2014 at 10:06 pm | 23 comments | 6381 Views
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Circumstances without Pomp
By Roz Rogoff | 3 comments | 1,093 views

‘Much Ado’ or is it Adios for ObamaCare?
By Tom Cushing | 31 comments | 936 views

Political posturing about water
By Tim Hunt | 4 comments | 704 views

trAction Painting Summer Camp
By John A. Barry | 1 comment | 84 views