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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, 15 hours ago |
14 comments | 1153 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 Curtis, on Apr 22, 2016 at 1:36 am |
19 comments | 5436 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 | 968 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 | 711 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 | 3117 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 | 1564 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 | 1463 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 | 1071 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 | 29443 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 | 1402 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 | 1011 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 Billie, on Feb 16, 2016 at 1:17 pm | 19 comments | 1664 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 | 1240 Views

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Making Sense of Flint

Remember last September, when your EBMUD water

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jan. 26, 2016
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Jan 29, 2016 at 1:04 pm |
9 comments | 1307 Views

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GOPocalypse Now?

One of the enduring mysteries in American politics is how the Republican Party has gotten so many...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jan. 18, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 23, 2016 at 2:57 pm | 9 comments | 1602 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 aks, on Jan 9, 2016 at 10:37 am | 6 comments | 2050 Views

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The Toothbrush Rebellion

There’s an anarchic streak that runs through the American character. Perhaps we were self-selected for obstreperousness; many ancestries include...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jan. 5, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 9, 2016 at 8:26 am | 7 comments | 1690 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
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"Where were we" -- and where will we be next time?

I’m going to perturb more than my usual percentage of the readership (with any luck, the early-morning academic spammers, as well), and admit that...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Dec. 8, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 13, 2015 at 12:10 pm | 12 comments | 1777 Views

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White Lives Matter

That may be especially true of middle-aged Caucasians with limited educations. Their plight deserves social and political attention, because they are dying...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 13, 2015
Last comment by Steve, on Dec 9, 2015 at 3:46 pm | 19 comments | 2927 Views
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Hotel and more big box stores planned for El Charro Road
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 592 views

Representing me or my money?
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By John A. Barry | 4 comments | 412 views