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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
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The Thrill

They say the death of an old man is not a tragedy, and I think that's true in BB King's case. He passed away peacefully in his sleep last night, in hospice...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by JohnDub, 14 hours ago | 4 comments | 4287 Views

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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 | 8291 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 tune-in...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Sep. 26, 2012
Last comment by JamesDub, on Sep 19, 2017 at 3:50 pm | 7 comments | 11744 Views

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Everything Old is New Again

In the aftermath of this past weekend’s sordid displays in Virginia and New Jersey, it may be reassuring to recognize that our country has been through...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Aug. 14, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 25, 2017 at 4:31 pm | 131 comments | 3074 Views

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Fido, Fifi feline, Fireworks and The Fourth

What do you do when a public servant looks you right-in-the-eye and tells you the sky is green? About ten years ago, I thought I had a plan to address...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 1, 2017
Last comment by rahu, on Aug 19, 2017 at 6:00 pm | 4 comments | 1112 Views

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The Meetings That Nobody’s Talking About

Predictably, the West Wing’s walls are steadily crumbling under the crush of lies intended to sustain them, and Americans are transfixed by each new revelation*....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 12, 2017
Last comment by check casher , on Aug 13, 2017 at 5:24 am | 61 comments | 1929 Views

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“You can check out any time you like … but you can never leave.”

Around our house, we have a new pastime. We call it “Squirrel!” Whenever The White House...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Aug. 2, 2017
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Aug 11, 2017 at 3:15 pm | 51 comments | 1574 Views

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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 Cholo, on Jul 31, 2017 at 4:53 pm | 23 comments | 1376 Views

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“These are our friends. These are our families. These are our neighbors.”

==B “These are folks who are worth fighting for,” Gov. Sandoval said of the 210,000 Nevadans who obtained Medicaid coverage under the Affordable...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jun. 25, 2017
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Jun 27, 2017 at 11:19 am | 13 comments | 1432 Views

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The Mendacity of “Hope”

Last week’s Comey testimony and ensuing Romanian press conference* set up a black-and white confrontation between the former FBI Director and the current...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jun. 12, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 24, 2017 at 10:51 am | 45 comments | 2097 Views

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The Details: Devils or Angels?

Last week, we learned that there is, indeed, now a fundamental right for individuals to keep and bear arms, supplied by the US Supreme Court in 2008 and 2010 (the...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jan. 31, 2013
Last comment by MichaelB, on Jun 11, 2017 at 9:14 am | 14 comments | 7373 Views

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We’ll Always Have Paris

Without some putative 'bad hombre' to oppose, this President is lost. If one does not exist, it must be conjured. So it was that phantom demons were invoked...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jun. 2, 2017
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Jun 10, 2017 at 7:29 am | 62 comments | 2254 Views

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Thoughts About Iraq: Is there a way to feel good about it?

Like most Americans, I saw footage of the last Americans loading out of Iraq with relief and pride in our troops' ability to fight a hostile enemy in a worse environment,...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Dec. 20, 2011
Last comment by American, on Jun 5, 2017 at 5:50 am | 9 comments | 6341 Views

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What price retribution?

Some interesting internal conversations occur when there's tension between two competing beliefs inside any one person's head. For the many Californians who support...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 5, 2011
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Jun 4, 2017 at 8:07 pm | 22 comments | 9682 Views

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Pretending to resolve a make-believe crisis in a way that nobody can understand

Is everybody happy now? Relieved anyway, because we dodged a bullet, forged a compromise and snatched victory from the jaws of default? Does it make any difference: -...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Jun 4, 2017 at 12:59 pm | 26 comments | 6923 Views

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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 | 31200 Views

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Syria: Several Options, all of them Lousy

Humanitarian crises tug at the heartstrings. The pennies-a-day campaigns of CARE have been working on TV since Lassie was a pup. ASPCA cranks up the Sara MacLachlan...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on May 29, 2017 at 4:57 pm | 5 comments | 8338 Views

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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 | 32856 Views

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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 | 1721 Views
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Central Oregon population is soaring with former Californians
By Tim Hunt | 7 comments | 643 views

What Exactly Is FAFSA and Why Should You Complete It?
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 261 views

Reasons to Love the A’s, Chapters Next
By Tom Cushing | 0 comments | 128 views