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Hastert: The ?Whys? Have It

Questions abound around the indictment of Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Illinois ? some are prurient, and others relate to policy. Leaving the inglorious...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jun. 3, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 13, 2015 at 6:15 pm | 25 comments | 9033 Views


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 open the...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 30, 2016 at 10:09 am | 25 comments | 10990 Views


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 | 8445 Views


NO on PROP 22: NObody rides for free – Not even Billionaires

November’s Prop 22, the most deep-pocketed Proposition in California’s rich referendum history (with a war chest of $184 million on the ‘yes’...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 5, 2020
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Oct 17, 2020 at 8:02 pm | 25 comments | 8457 Views


News and notes

Were you surprised that the Dept. of the Interior and the National Park Service released a survey results that touted the economic benefits of the national...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Apr 2, 2014 at 8:48 am | 24 comments | 14090 Views


The Dismal Science Comes to a Dismal Realization

A consensus is emerging, at least among liberal economists, about what continues to ail the US economy. It's not a happy message, because it suggests that we're...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on May 28, 2017 at 5:06 am | 24 comments | 36882 Views


The Senators? Democracy Primer: for whom the pen toils.

Energized by their recent calisthenics led in chambers by Israeli PM Netanyahu, numerous Republican Senators have breathlessly signed

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Mar 19, 2015 at 1:53 pm |
24 comments | 9165 Views


McCain to Prez: How do you like me Now?

Back in a happier time – before the days of locker rooms and anatomically questionable metaphors, the candidate Mr. Trump followed-up a now-tepid insult...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 28, 2017
Last comment by Adam009, on Oct 10, 2017 at 10:47 am | 24 comments | 5774 Views


Sound and Fury over “Fire and Fury”

This drama of potentially Shakespearean scope is moving pretty fast, but here’s where we seem to stand as of this writing: o A sensational book that...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jan. 5, 2018
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 11, 2018 at 8:58 am | 24 comments | 5353 Views


Arguing in Public

I went for a walk out at Princeton Point near Half Moon Bay the other day. The rain had stopped after pouring the night before, and it was damp and fresh. I watched...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 23, 2014
Last comment by Alan, on Dec 31, 2014 at 12:04 pm | 23 comments | 30170 Views


State Medi-Cal plans rarely work for patients

While Senate Republicans wrestle to find a way to “repeal and replace” ObamaCare, Covered California officials are assuring the public their system works fine. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 27, 2017
Last comment by Covered, on Aug 2, 2017 at 1:01 pm | 23 comments | 6882 Views


"Unplanned" delivers a powerful message

When we walked into the cinema Monday afternoon, the gentleman checking our tickets remarked, “it’s a powerful message.” He was right. “Unplanned”...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 4, 2019
Last comment by Woman, on Apr 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm | 23 comments | 7330 Views


The ObamaNation

Here are some immediate thoughts arising out of last evening's festivities – the night ended earlier than I had feared it might; that said, it takes time to...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 7, 2012
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Nov 10, 2012 at 12:27 pm | 23 comments | 13235 Views


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 | 46205 Views


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. We...

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 | 7957 Views


Prop 46: Two Bridges Too Far

The insider's view of Prop writing must present a tantalizing panorama of options. There has to be a temptation to glom several, directionally-related concepts...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 15, 2014
Last comment by Robert James, on Sep 20, 2017 at 2:56 pm | 22 comments | 12380 Views


Santa Says . . . Only Two in Marriage

I met Santa today (or at least he looks like Santa), and I asked him what make a marriage last. There were two things Santa told me that he believes are the key...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 15, 2016
Last comment by Sarah Sullivan, on Oct 14, 2016 at 9:37 pm | 22 comments | 27593 Views


What were some voters thinking or were they?

Barring a major surprise in the 13,300 ballots still to be counted, Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer will face off with Concord Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla in the May...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Mar 24, 2015 at 9:13 pm | 22 comments | 13602 Views


Craziness at Cal and Tennessee

There is something clearly amiss when the home of the Free Speech Movement of the 1960s now has guidelines for censored speech. There's also something way...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Sep 16, 2015 at 5:25 pm | 22 comments | 10152 Views


Insights from The Mirador View

If you want an interesting snapshot of the Tri-Valley economy, check out The Mirador View: Perspectives on the Tri-Valley: The Intersection of Talent & Technology. Compiled...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 6, 2019
Last comment by yang?n, on Aug 27, 2019 at 11:45 pm | 22 comments | 6953 Views
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