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RAUCOUS CAUCUS

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In his own words, by nominating Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court, President Obama has “played it straight.” So doing, he has also skillfully...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 16, 2016
Last comment by Tom, on Mar 22, 2016 at 3:21 pm | 41 comments | 9035 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

A Pope that a Unitarian Can Love ? Part One of a Series

I just finished reading Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Dec. 8, 2013
Last comment by BT, on Dec 16, 2013 at 8:22 pm |
40 comments | 30054 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

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 | 58391 Views

TIM TALK

Obamacare is rotten at its core

Forget about the incompetent feds trying to fix a web site, it's the reality of the law that now is hitting home that is the over-riding concern. Incidentally,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by JohnGaf, on Sep 6, 2017 at 8:10 am | 39 comments | 49931 Views

TIM TALK

Banning natural gas heating in Dublin?

California’s extreme climate goals are continuing to take a toll. Last year, the state energy commission approved plans from several cities and Marin County...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 20, 2020
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 2, 2020 at 2:05 pm | 39 comments | 5239 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

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 D loansmob, on Jun 2, 2017 at 12:54 am | 39 comments | 34770 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

We acknowledge an error in judgment was made

As was noted in a Town Square forum by frequent poster "Stacey," the Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics includes being "honest, fair...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Apr. 7, 2009
Last comment by Start Afresh, on May 6, 2011 at 8:00 am | 38 comments | 14644 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Indiana Bakery: On-line Customer Application

The Hoosier Daddy, a Cakery for discriminating tastes On-Line Customer Convenience Application (PCs only ? does not work...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Apr 17, 2015 at 1:01 pm | 38 comments | 12674 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The Great Divide, and What’s Next?

The depths of our political schism were made personal to me recently in a phone conversation with my boyhood BFF in Florida, with whom I’ve stayed in-touch...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 21, 2017
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on May 24, 2017 at 1:07 pm | 38 comments | 5380 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Constitution Guarantees Nationwide Right to Same-Sex Marriage

"In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Aug 2, 2015 at 10:39 am | 37 comments | 25135 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Reasons to Love the A’s, Chapters Next

Let’s get the baseball stuff out of the way first – any regulars will know what’s coming. 1 – there’s the new stadium prospect...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Sep. 24, 2017
Last comment by addisonsophia, on Nov 27, 2017 at 9:22 pm | 37 comments | 6215 Views

TIM TALK

Pleasanton police vehicles damaged in Oakland protest

Earlier today I wrote that the Pleasanton City Council elections were not surprising. I did overlook one election-related surprise---seeing damaged Pleasanton police...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 10, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Nov 18, 2016 at 9:45 am | 36 comments | 9726 Views

TIM TALK

A different take on Betsy DeVos' confirmation

The Senate continued to slowly confirm President Trump’s cabinet nominees this week with the confirmation of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos drawing the most...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by Oldtimer, on Feb 15, 2017 at 9:29 am | 36 comments | 9390 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Doctor Angell (apologies to Shelley Fabares)

I've been impressed with the braintrust assembled by Gov. Newsom to address the Coronavirus health crisis. They are leaders in their professions - and parenthetically,...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Apr 30, 2020 at 7:24 am | 36 comments | 9726 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Debate 3: Horses and Tumult and Barnum ? Oh My!

The "miscellaneous impressions" format worked so well last week in promoting a searching policy conversation -- let's try it again. 1 -- The overriding theme...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 24, 2012
Last comment by cardinal, on Nov 4, 2012 at 8:31 am | 36 comments | 18710 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Crocks on Fox

The cancel culture meets media manipulation. Stop me before I alliterate again (too late). I swore I wasn’t going to write about this culture ‘crisis’...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 15, 2021
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on May 31, 2021 at 6:18 am | 36 comments | 4960 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

CIA?s Five Stages of Woe

This hasn't been a proud week for most Americans. We will forever chase our ideals, of course ? aspiring to them is our cherished, shared bedrock value. We expect...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Dec. 11, 2014
Last comment by Doug Miller, on Dec 20, 2014 at 10:47 am | 34 comments | 10763 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Pork Politics

Save the Jersey 9,000! No, those victims of unspeakably cruel imprisonment are not of our species, nor are they even Jersey cows. They are, however, animals as...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Dec. 1, 2014
Last comment by Herman Glates, on Dec 8, 2014 at 1:11 pm | 34 comments | 14923 Views

TIM TALK

The takeout math just doesn't work for restaurants

The county health departments’ shelter in place orders on March 9 caught many, many people by surprise. With the hospitality and transportation industries already...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 26, 2020
Last comment by DKHSK, on Apr 2, 2020 at 11:06 am | 33 comments | 7969 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

House built on a sand foundation

Political campaigns are not famous for hewing to any line of ethical rectitude. The First Amendment that honors free expression is never stronger than when the...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Sep 16, 2012 at 11:32 am | 33 comments | 12075 Views
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