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Stats or Stories?

"Human beings," a famous paleontologist once said, "are the primates who tell stories." Indeed, as we learn more about tool use and moral behavior...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 28, 2017 at 5:02 am | 5 comments | 6175 Views

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College-level Math 1, Electoral edition

As the campaigns take shape in late September and the so-called "low-interest" voters (who may decide the outcome – what a comfort that is!) finally...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Sep. 26, 2012
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 26, 2017 at 6:22 pm | 8 comments | 10664 Views

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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 DorothyHap, on Apr 26, 2017 at 6:04 pm | 39 comments | 7012 Views

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When $13 Billion May Not Be Enough

JP Morgan Chase ("Chase") and the Department of Justice have announced a tentative settlement of charges related to the bank's actions during the...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 25, 2013
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 26, 2017 at 1:09 pm | 12 comments | 13321 Views

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“Give Me Liberty AND Give Me Death”?

It’s hard to know what Patrick Henry would make of the new conjunction in the headline. My good friend John (who often upgrades these columns) suggested...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by Dave, on Mar 28, 2017 at 3:35 pm | 7 comments | 4440 Views

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Johnny Be Gone – Long Live Rock-n-Roll

The world lost its oldest teenager this past weekend. 90-year-old Chuck Berry moved-on to that malt shop jukebox in the sky, but his rich legacy endures for...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 20, 2017 at 4:15 pm | 1 comment | 2735 Views

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A Continuing Conversation?

==I Blogger’s note: I’d like to encourage a continuing conversation, from time-to-time, to follow-on from comments made in earlier blog posts....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Mar 13, 2017 at 7:34 pm | 15 comments | 1892 Views

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Governing from Behind

Republicans were surprised to learn in November that they would control both Houses of Congress and the Executive Branch, starting in January of this year....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 5, 2017
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Mar 10, 2017 at 11:09 am | 14 comments | 1929 Views

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“See you in Court?”

What would You do with the immigration order? After yesterday’s unanimous federal appellate ruling that extended last week’s...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Mar 8, 2017 at 9:00 am | 26 comments | 3043 Views

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Bi-Partisan Persistence, coast-to-coast

Item: Dem. US Senator Elizabeth Warren silenced on Senate floor as she read a letter criticizing AG nominee...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 7, 2017 at 2:47 pm | 6 comments | 1585 Views

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What’s in a label?

Item: “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." Item: Trump’s new national security advisor General...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 5, 2017 at 12:58 pm | 15 comments | 3408 Views

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Pride in the Profession, 1

Or: "I observed the polls in Reno, just to watch them vote ..." Every occupation has its foibles and conceits. I will...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 27, 2016
Last comment by alice, on Feb 24, 2017 at 12:38 am | 6 comments | 3233 Views

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Beware Shiny Objects

“EVery time I think I’m Out … they drag me back In.” Blogger’s note: ==I So, I'm back for a time....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by Wright15, on Feb 14, 2017 at 10:39 pm | 16 comments | 2021 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 aprilua69, on Jan 31, 2017 at 1:53 pm | 13 comments | 187354 Views

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Pride in the Profession, 2: The “Libel Bully” report

In addition to feeling some pride for being among the many lawyers who are poll-watching during Nevada's early voting (prior blog), another lawyerly occurrence...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 31, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 18, 2016 at 8:08 am | 60 comments | 3606 Views

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Prop 64: Waiting to Inhale?

After twenty years’ dabbling in legal medical marijuana and with no apocalypse in-sight (sorry, Trumpophiles), this Proposition extends legalization...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 17, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 24, 2016 at 10:14 am | 7 comments | 2653 Views

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Prop 56: Tax ‘em if you smoke ‘em

Proposition 56 would raise the state excise tax on tobacco products by $2.00/pack of cigarettes or its equivalent, and include e-cigarettes in the measure. ...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 16, 2016
Last comment by SHale, on Oct 22, 2016 at 11:29 am | 15 comments | 3619 Views

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Props 67 and 65 – The Bag Man Hereby Scams Twice

In a cynical election year for ballot propositions and many candidates, Props 67 and 65 in combination bag the prize for most despicable attempts to mislead...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 11, 2016
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Oct 16, 2016 at 12:08 pm | 8 comments | 3642 Views

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Prop 61: A Placebo Endorsement

In wading through the $100 million spent for disinformation on Prop 61, the temptation is to yell: “a pox on both your houses!” and change...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 15, 2016
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Voter Info: it’s finally here, folks!

I’m sure we can all agree on one thing: this is an extraordinarily consequential election, and after this brutal campaign, voting will not only...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 11, 2016
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Oct 12, 2016 at 7:54 am | 2 comments | 2371 Views
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Plenty of water that will cost more this year
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 770 views