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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
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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 Formerly Dan from BC, 2 hours ago | 33 comments | 1307 Views

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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 Still Remains, 5 hours ago | 4 comments | 726 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 | 1534 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 | 2003 Views

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Silicon Valley’s Very Own 'Reserve Clause'

"Play Ball!" will be the cry heard 'round Major League Baseball this week, as teams contest the first games of the new season. Silicon Valley being forever ahead...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 30, 2014
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, on Apr 5, 2014 at 8:06 pm | 7 comments | 1781 Views

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Overtime Overhaul: Toward Fair Labor Standards

Americans generally look 'up' more than they do 'sideways,' focusing on the heavens in preference to the landscape. We have always considered ourselves more Tomorrow's...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 26, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 29, 2014 at 6:53 pm | 8 comments | 1807 Views

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The Violence of Poverty

"The impoverished Rwandans, at their point of most desperate need -- huddled against those advancing machetes in that church, did not need someone to bring them...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 17, 2014
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Mar 26, 2014 at 11:25 am | 7 comments | 1623 Views

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Ukraine Get-It-Off-Your-Chest Forum

We have all had a few months to absorb the ongoing governance agonies of Ukraine. Many of us have formed opinions on the subject, some sooner than others, some...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 24, 2014 at 5:10 pm | 10 comments | 165145 Views

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Torches and Pitchforks 52 – Rule of Law 47

By what passes for standards in today's Senate, Thurgood Marshall would be a pariah. Born into modest circumstances and barred by his race from admission to the...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 6, 2014
Last comment by Youseff, on Mar 24, 2014 at 11:01 am | 26 comments | 2247 Views

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DiFi vs. Spy

Sometimes, truth is stranger than Mad magazine. And SOMEtimes, circumstances can be weird enough to convert even our own Senator What, Me Worry...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by Jake, on Mar 19, 2014 at 10:09 am | 10 comments | 1331 Views

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Sad Commentaries

What's happening to us? That's the depressing question that looms large for me after reading two sad articles in tandem, one local and another about life in Attalissa,...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 10, 2014
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Mar 17, 2014 at 10:06 am | 8 comments | 1695 Views

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Love in the Time of Culture War, Part 2: Hobby Lobby

Part 1 Synopsis: AZ's ill-starred SB1062 and the upcoming Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby case before the US Supreme Court have much in common. Both are based...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 3, 2014
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Mar 6, 2014 at 1:57 pm | 11 comments | 1513 Views

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Love in the Time of Culture War, Part 1

Whatever decision AZ Governor Brewer makes this week (I know, see below. Rats.), it will be just a teaser for the bigger show to come next month. She must decide...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 2, 2014 at 4:07 pm | 16 comments | 5849 Views

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House of Cables

The new House of Cards series on Netflix has been a riveting experience on multiple levels. Don't worry, no spoilers here – just to say that part of its...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Feb 26, 2014 at 2:55 pm | 17 comments | 3271 Views

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Work, Work, Work: A Primer of Sorts

The current kerfuffle over the Congressional Budget Office's projections is the latest wolf-cry from the shepherd boys of the Right. The CBO report predicted that...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 10, 2014
Last comment by Walter Reuther, on Feb 20, 2014 at 12:03 pm | 10 comments | 2121 Views

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For Your Valentine: Share Those Favorite Love Songs, Here

Love and pollen are in the air this day, and unless you're sneezing, you may be humming a romantic tune. After all, the Bard had it right, way back when: ==I...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Feb 19, 2014 at 4:44 pm | 12 comments | 2729 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 Doug Miller, on Feb 14, 2014 at 5:31 pm | 35 comments | 3168 Views

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The Blogger’s Dilemma, and a few thoughts on the 'SOTU' speeches

Today's challenge – why bother to try writing a serious column when The current Most Popular article in the nation's sober newspaper-of-record dissects the waxing...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by Doug Miller, on Feb 9, 2014 at 9:07 pm | 7 comments | 1664 Views

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Yeah, I watched it … Superbowl Notes

Okay, so despite my recent protestations to the contrary, we did watch the...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 3, 2014
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Feb 6, 2014 at 4:44 pm | 17 comments | 2408 Views
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The Gay Rights Movement Coming of Age
By Tom Cushing | 33 comments | 1,307 views

A Norman Rockwell Town
By Roz Rogoff | 6 comments | 1,092 views

Anti-fracking folks rail against railroads
By Tim Hunt | 13 comments | 511 views

Be an Exhibitionist!
By John A. Barry | 5 comments | 147 views