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RAUCOUS CAUCUS

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 Adam009, 14 hours ago | 133 comments | 3316 Views

TIM TALK

NFL protests have nothing to do with free speech

The NFL protests have been completely mischaracterized by most of the media as well as players, owners and coaches. It is not a free speech issue. There’s no...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 28, 2017
Last comment by DKHSK, on Oct 3, 2017 at 4:51 pm | 110 comments | 1467 Views

THE OBSERVER

Changing my Registration for Bernie

Bernie Sanders and his Wife Jane As some of my readers probably know I'm a registered Republican, or at least I was until 2 pm today. I almost...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 23, 2016
Last comment by KSHKD, on Jun 1, 2016 at 8:24 pm | 97 comments | 4949 Views

THE OBSERVER

Is Donald Trump the new Hitler?

I was on a website a few weeks ago where one of the posters compared Donald Trump to Hitler. I objected and said that was offensive and untrue. Now I'm beginning...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 15, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Jan 24, 2017 at 1:53 pm | 89 comments | 5899 Views

THE OBSERVER

Crazy Election

As I pointed out a few months ago Donald Trump is someone who cannot take...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 16, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr, on Oct 20, 2016 at 8:40 pm |
88 comments | 3889 Views

THE OBSERVER

Answering questions from my last blog on the cemetery

My last blog on Vice Mayor Phil O'Loane's objections to the cemetery in Tassajara Valley brought out some comments that I want to reply to. My answers are long...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 8, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 12, 2014 at 2:18 pm | 82 comments | 7537 Views

THE OBSERVER

An Open Letter to Donald Trump's Children

Dear Ivanka, Donald, Jr., Eric, Tiffany, and Barron Trump, You are all successful, honorable adults except Barron, but I'm sure he will grow up to be a fine adult...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Aug. 4, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr, on Aug 8, 2016 at 2:01 am | 82 comments | 5984 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Preserving Disorder

Chicago's Mayor Malaprop, Richard Daley the Elder, earned a kind of fame in 1968 for announcing "?the policeman isn't...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Aug. 14, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Aug 20, 2014 at 7:04 pm |
73 comments | 9769 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

Anonymity: Good for bringing issues to light or only a license to troll?

The lead from a recent Associated Press story caught my attention. The author, Barbara Ortutay, wrote, "Mix blatant bigotry with poor spelling. Add a dash of ALL...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Dec. 26, 2013
Last comment by Right, on Jan 2, 2014 at 7:22 pm | 68 comments | 8358 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

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 | 4577 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

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 | 2363 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

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 Adam009, on Oct 10, 2017 at 3:21 am | 62 comments | 2071 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

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 | 4440 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Hot enough for you?

The desperate, rear-guard postings of climate deniers in Brother Tim's recent blog surprised me ? apparently the new tack of that well-funded little band of ostriches...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on May 19, 2014 at 6:54 pm | 59 comments | 9779 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Brothers in Arms

I discovered this morning that I am related to a war hero ? and

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 6, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Nov 13, 2014 at 11:24 am |
57 comments | 9034 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Playing Catch-up

I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus – the primaries were essentially over, polling meaningless, and I’d expressed what I thought might be interesting....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jun. 20, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr, on Jul 13, 2016 at 11:41 pm | 57 comments | 6915 Views

THE OBSERVER

Gun Control

Gun Control is an issue that comes up whenever there's a horrible tragedy and fades away with the national memories of it until the next horrible tragedy. So I'm...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 11, 2013
Last comment by Steve Dallas, on Apr 28, 2013 at 5:38 pm | 52 comments | 8603 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

“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 | 1697 Views

TIM TALK

Anti-fracking folks rail against railroads

The anti-oil folks in Richmond and Berkeley are preparing to battle against trains carrying fracked oil to refineries in California. Richmond and Contra Costa County,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 15, 2014
Last comment by Peter Kluget, on Apr 22, 2014 at 11:42 am | 50 comments | 14262 Views

THE OBSERVER

Joan Buchanan is no friend of animals

As many of my readers know, I'm involved in animal rescue groups. For years we have supported spay and neuter laws. Senate Bill 250 would have applied current law...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 2, 2010
Last comment by A Little Bird, on Mar 30, 2012 at 8:11 am | 50 comments | 8280 Views
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The valley needs strong leadership on BART board
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 2,244 views

3 Great Ways to Showcase Your Strengths on College Applications!
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 212 views