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Pledge-week Ode: Turning on Inskeep

I’m a late adopter of Pandora. Of my several artist-stations, I’m usually drawn to The Eagles. Pandora throws many other, somewhat related songsters...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 15, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on May 23, 2016 at 9:44 am | 1 comment | 6246 Views

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A Tarheel Wedgie

In my mind, I’ve been going to Carolina, not for the sunshine (or the moonshine), but for yet another example of hopelessly shallow media coverage --...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 14, 2016
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on May 15, 2016 at 4:28 pm | 9 comments | 7369 Views

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What's in a name?

... That which we call a rose, By any other name would smell as sweet." Not to say that the politics of the Montagues and Capulets weren't fierce,...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 21, 2015
Last comment by agen poker, on May 12, 2016 at 10:41 am | 15 comments | 7571 Views

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Tenures After (Vergara) Part 3: Tenure and Education Quality

If there's one thing about which most Americans can agree, it's that our education system needs to get better. Whether it's academic rankings that place other...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 14, 2014
Last comment by CurtisAlbert, on May 3, 2016 at 12:29 am | 4 comments | 9684 Views

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The Most Interesting Dog … in the World

Item: Dos Equis beer is retiring its “most interesting man in the world” commercials. They’ve even

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 14, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 29, 2016 at 4:10 pm |
13 comments | 8180 Views

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Minimum Wage Follies, Part 2 – what can we expect?

As the LA Times reports, the minimum wage law signed Monday by Governor Brown...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 5, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 12, 2016 at 3:50 pm | 15 comments | 7366 Views

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Will Rogers and Mark Twain meet the minimum wage

Item: California plans to raise its minimum wage in stages, reaching $15/hour statewide by 2022. It’s not clear who first offered up the following...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 30, 2016
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Apr 5, 2016 at 10:30 am | 7 comments | 6604 Views

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A Brussels forum

There are an awful lot of people feeling an awful lot of awful over yesterday’s terror attack in the Belgian capital. So I thought I’d open the...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 30, 2016 at 10:09 am | 25 comments | 10382 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 | 8600 Views

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Deciphering the Short-fingered Vulgarian *

I understand Donald Trump. I’m not sure I’m happy or proud about it, and I’m a little ashamed that it took me this long. The entire punditocracy,...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 7, 2016
Last comment by SHale99, on Mar 14, 2016 at 7:48 pm | 29 comments | 7673 Views

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The EEOC Opens a New Front in the Culture Wars

Yesterday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in its mission to interpret and enforce the employment anti-discrimination provisions of the Civil Rights...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 2, 2016
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Mar 2, 2016 at 4:50 pm | 2 comments | 6742 Views

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Problems with the New Journalism, or Why I Miss Uncle Walter.

As a naturalized netizen, I grew up in a paper-and-pencil world with only three TV channels. We were actually a Huntley/Brinkley household, in the same way folks...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by Matlab Assignment Help, on Mar 2, 2016 at 3:44 am | 19 comments | 36673 Views

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Sandoval for Supreme?

Fascinating news out of the capitol, one day after the GOP-led Judiciary Committee and full Senate gleefully and expectedly renounced any intention to fulfill...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 24, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 1, 2016 at 8:52 am | 30 comments | 7347 Views

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Tending 'Nino

Mr. Justice Scalia had barely reached room temperature when a battle he’d have enjoyed broke out all around his corpse. It seems a shame that he’ll...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 15, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 25, 2016 at 11:41 am | 13 comments | 6488 Views

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Bread and Circuses

Show of hands – who’s excited that the NFL has brought its mid-winter lucrefe$t to our fair region, replete with fireworks, a whole financial district...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 3, 2016
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Feb 5, 2016 at 9:38 am | 4 comments | 6921 Views

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Making Sense of Flint

Remember last September, when your EBMUD water

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jan. 26, 2016
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Jan 29, 2016 at 1:04 pm |
9 comments | 7130 Views

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GOPocalypse Now?

One of the enduring mysteries in American politics is how the Republican Party has gotten so many...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jan. 18, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 23, 2016 at 2:57 pm | 9 comments | 7862 Views

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The Toothbrush Rebellion

There’s an anarchic streak that runs through the American character. Perhaps we were self-selected for obstreperousness; many ancestries include folks...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jan. 5, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 9, 2016 at 8:26 am | 7 comments | 7242 Views

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"Here Comes The Sun"

Old King Sol is on a merry roll, or at least a power trip -- from Paris, to Washington, to the CPUC in San Francisco. The sun, in the form of solar-generated...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Dec. 18, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Dec 22, 2015 at 5:55 pm | 3 comments | 8788 Views

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"Here Comes The Sun"

Old King Sol is on a merry roll, or at least a power trip - from Paris, to Washington, to the CPUC in San Francisco. The sun, in the form of solar-generated...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Dec. 18, 2015
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