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A Butterfly?s Hurricane?

As the saying goes, when a butterfly flaps its wings in Thailand, the wind blows in Michigan. In other words, everything is connected to everything else in the...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 11, 2011
Last comment by Hal, on Oct 12, 2011 at 3:58 pm | 3 comments | 10972 Views

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There's something happening here

With apologies to the Buffalo Springfield, what it is really Ain't exactly clear. What we know is that thousands of disaffected, mostly young people have descended...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 4, 2011
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Oct 5, 2011 at 12:27 pm | 4 comments | 9377 Views

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Bringing up Bibi

I recall the foreboding I felt in 1967, at the prospect of a war between tiny Israel and its Arab neighbors. It seemed impossible for these latter-day Davids to...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Sep. 20, 2011
There are no comments yet. 12813 Views

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Driving the Hippo

When I was a cub employee at a Fortune 50 company on the Other Coast, a mentor once told me: "Sprout, this company is like a huge hippopotamus, floating slowly down...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Sep. 14, 2011
Last comment by spcwt, on Sep 15, 2011 at 12:47 pm | 3 comments | 11648 Views

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Where have you gone, Butch and Sundance?

One of the commenters in the Religion and Politics series calls himself "Normal mainstream republican," a title that might as well have read "Endangered Species."...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Sep. 7, 2011
Last comment by spcwt, on Sep 8, 2011 at 12:58 pm | 7 comments | 13577 Views

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Religion and Politics, Part 1 (uh-oh)

America is a nation founded in major part by refugees to whom religious expression was important enough to risk the perils of an ocean voyage and brave the challenges...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Aug. 17, 2011
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Aug 19, 2011 at 8:19 am | 7 comments | 12702 Views

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Just who IS this Obama guy, anyway?

It's tempting to begin this week's epistle with an inquiry about whether anybody feels better about last week's DC debacle, from an investor's vantage fully 15%...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Aug. 9, 2011
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Aug 11, 2011 at 5:41 pm | 10 comments | 10295 Views

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Ike?s Farewell, Revisited

I recently came across President Eisenhower's Farewell Address to the nation, circa 1961, on a Great Speeches CD. It's impressive in its predictive power and in...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 19, 2011
Last comment by Mark Patrick Brown, on Aug 2, 2011 at 3:57 pm | 7 comments | 10249 Views

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It?s Not Your Founding Fathers? First Amendment

I have always had profound respect for the First Amendment's genius, considering it the most fundamental expression of America's respect for individual freedom....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 27, 2011
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Jul 29, 2011 at 4:23 pm | 13 comments | 10949 Views

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Wealth, unions, the beleaguered middle class and the last cookie

As the story goes, a unionized public employee, a middle manager, and a Wall Street CEO are seated at a table, with a dozen cookies on it. The CEO takes 11 cookies,...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 12, 2011
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Jul 14, 2011 at 3:50 pm | 12 comments | 10582 Views

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Fifty Ways to Craze Your Donors

-- with apologies to Paul Simon; he deserves better The problem's all over my inbox, it seems to me I'm being deluged with funding crap from DNC I'd like...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 27, 2014
There are no comments yet. 15669 Views

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Taking Leave of GRAS

The FDA has proposed to ban trans-fat in food – is it overdue reform or the nanny state ruining our gustatory fun? The Food and Drug Administration is the...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 8, 2013
There are no comments yet. 30423 Views

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Tenures After (Vergara) Part 2: the opinion

When a state trial court judge opens his Opinion by quoting from the momentous Brown v. Board of Education case, you know he must have big things on his mind....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 12, 2014
There are no comments yet. 9294 Views
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