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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 Adam009, on Oct 19, 2017 at 9:07 am | 133 comments | 3323 Views

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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 | 9771 Views

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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 | 4580 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 | 2363 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 Adam009, on Oct 10, 2017 at 3:21 am | 62 comments | 2073 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 | 4440 Views

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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 | 9781 Views

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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

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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

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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 | 1698 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 | 2281 Views

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Tin Cup Moment

Somebody named Collin Cowgill hit a 14th inning walk-off homerun for the Anaheim Disneys Tuesday evening, handing our Athletics a fairly rare defeat in the process....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jun. 12, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Jun 19, 2014 at 3:30 pm | 43 comments | 9924 Views

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?Much Ado? or is it Adios for ObamaCare?

My grandfather, the Accountant, had little use for law or lawyers. In his orderly view of the world (and quite apart from his dismay about the romantic attachments...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by paul davidson, on Nov 4, 2014 at 3:38 pm | 43 comments | 12039 Views

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How to Demagogue an Issue: Planned Parenthood in the Cross-hairs

This blog follows-on Roz's recent epistle on Planned Parenthood, which developed a spirited following in the threads until she got tired of the associated nonsense...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by pleasanton was nice forty years ago, on Aug 27, 2015 at 8:53 am | 42 comments | 5020 Views

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Nowhere to Hide

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 | 4467 Views

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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 | 25963 Views

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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 | 54254 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 | 31334 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 Tom Cushing, on Apr 17, 2015 at 1:01 pm | 38 comments | 8080 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 | 1816 Views
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The valley needs strong leadership on BART board
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