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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 | 792 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 | 943 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 | 1294 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 | 1791 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 | 1308 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 | 1479 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 | 2580 Views

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Externalities, The Commons and the Lizards’ Lullaby

The Paris Conference on climate change appears off to an optimistic start, with pledges from some 180 countries to progressively limit greenhouse gas emissions....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Dec. 1, 2015
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Dec 8, 2015 at 11:50 am | 11 comments | 1093 Views

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Huddled Masses 2015

In France, they call the loss of 129 lives to gunfire a national tragedy. Around here, such a toll is just known as any Friday night. Indeed, on a typical...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 22, 2015
Last comment by Doug Miller, on Dec 6, 2015 at 11:27 am | 63 comments | 1785 Views

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Better Days for Some East Bay Companion Animals

Good news reported recently for local animals in parts of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties - shelter reform has taken hold in the former - and it now has a...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 9, 2015
Last comment by Cathy Roberson, on Nov 16, 2015 at 1:41 am | 8 comments | 1173 Views

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Shooting at the messengers – and the horses they ride in on.

Partisans, neutrals, networks, and even the families of the candidates can all agree on one thing: last week’s GOP gathering in Boulder was a disaster....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 2, 2015
Last comment by Physics Projects, on Nov 13, 2015 at 3:30 am | 23 comments | 1385 Views

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Yankee Musings

No, not the New York Yankees, albeit long winters of their discontent are always to be celebrated – THIS blog reflects variously on our recent trip to New England...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 12, 2015
Last comment by Tracie, on Nov 10, 2015 at 1:15 pm | 11 comments | 1190 Views

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Look for the Socialist Label?

Last time, we considered just what kind of a socialist Bernie Sanders really is. We concluded that he’s a pretty tepid comrade in those arms. While...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 26, 2015
Last comment by Rajiv, on Oct 29, 2015 at 3:55 pm | 9 comments | 993 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 Tom Cushing, on Oct 28, 2015 at 1:09 pm | 14 comments | 1293 Views

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The Cleric and the clerk*

One measure of Pope Francis' remarkable appeal is that everybody wants him on 'their side.' If we were making-up teams in gym class, he'd...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 5, 2015
Last comment by JasonKJohn, on Oct 26, 2015 at 2:32 am | 20 comments | 3329 Views

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Compositional Amenities, Fear-mongering, Fox and the Future

Are the so-called culture wars overblown ? trumped-up by media moguls and others who substitute ratings and attention for substance and meaning? I think they...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Oct 14, 2015 at 5:10 am | 16 comments | 2367 Views

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A few notes

There's a Lot going on at the moment, with Papal and Presidential visits, debates and ongoing crises that all deserve attention. There's also a lot happening...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Sep. 22, 2015
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Sep 25, 2015 at 4:59 pm | 19 comments | 2324 Views

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Casino Manhattan

I was interested yesterday to see pundit Ben Stein on the Sunday talkies, confirming one of my suspicions about last week's market gyrations. He may have...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 8, 2015 at 8:25 pm | 33 comments | 1880 Views

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Call Alice ...

With apologies to Grace Slick: ==I One pill makes him larger, and One pill lights your spark. But the promises Big Pharma gives you, Too-o-oo often...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 2, 2015 at 3:38 pm | 15 comments | 1679 Views
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Obama's Executive Order on Gun Control
By Roz Rogoff | 5 comments | 737 views

L.A. court decision has San Ramon ties with national implications
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 495 views

Colleges You Ought to Know
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 413 views

BAMPFA
By John A. Barry | 0 comments | 87 views