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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 | 10315 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 | 6180 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 | 9234 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 | 13535 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 | 10158 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 | 34385 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 | 11314 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 | 36316 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 | 4945 Views

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Midsummer Musings on Next Gen Careers

We're back from a summer respite in the mountains, where the tribulations of Egyptian democracy, American democracy and (gasp!) ARod's plunking seemed temporarily...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on May 19, 2017 at 12:18 am | 4 comments | 18862 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 | 9162 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 | 6953 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 | 6348 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 trial...

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 | 7138 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 | 5773 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 McMaster calls...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 5, 2017 at 12:58 pm | 15 comments | 7442 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 freely...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 27, 2016
Last comment by alice, on Feb 24, 2017 at 12:38 am | 6 comments | 7446 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. I’ve not been...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by Wright15, on Feb 14, 2017 at 10:39 pm | 16 comments | 6107 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 | 191848 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 | 8160 Views
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