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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 | 33082 Views


We acknowledge an error in judgment was made

As was noted in a Town Square forum by frequent poster "Stacey," the Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics includes being "honest, fair...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Apr. 7, 2009
Last comment by Start Afresh, on May 6, 2011 at 8:00 am | 38 comments | 13294 Views


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 | 10630 Views


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 | 3608 Views


Reasons to Love the A’s, Chapters Next

Let’s get the baseball stuff out of the way first – any regulars will know what’s coming. 1 – there’s the new stadium prospect...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Sep. 24, 2017
Last comment by addisonsophia, on Nov 27, 2017 at 9:22 pm | 37 comments | 4152 Views


Constitution Guarantees Nationwide Right to Same-Sex Marriage

"In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Aug 2, 2015 at 10:39 am | 37 comments | 18373 Views


Pleasanton police vehicles damaged in Oakland protest

Earlier today I wrote that the Pleasanton City Council elections were not surprising. I did overlook one election-related surprise---seeing damaged Pleasanton police...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 10, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Nov 18, 2016 at 9:45 am | 36 comments | 7321 Views


A different take on Betsy DeVos' confirmation

The Senate continued to slowly confirm President Trump’s cabinet nominees this week with the confirmation of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos drawing the most...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by Oldtimer, on Feb 15, 2017 at 9:29 am | 36 comments | 6859 Views


Debate 3: Horses and Tumult and Barnum ? Oh My!

The "miscellaneous impressions" format worked so well last week in promoting a searching policy conversation -- let's try it again. 1 -- The overriding theme...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 24, 2012
Last comment by cardinal, on Nov 4, 2012 at 8:31 am | 36 comments | 17060 Views


Pork Politics

Save the Jersey 9,000! No, those victims of unspeakably cruel imprisonment are not of our species, nor are they even Jersey cows. They are, however, animals as...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Dec. 1, 2014
Last comment by Herman Glates, on Dec 8, 2014 at 1:11 pm | 34 comments | 12744 Views


CIA?s Five Stages of Woe

This hasn't been a proud week for most Americans. We will forever chase our ideals, of course ? aspiring to them is our cherished, shared bedrock value. We expect...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Dec. 11, 2014
Last comment by Doug Miller, on Dec 20, 2014 at 10:47 am | 34 comments | 8880 Views


House built on a sand foundation

Political campaigns are not famous for hewing to any line of ethical rectitude. The First Amendment that honors free expression is never stronger than when the...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Sep 16, 2012 at 11:32 am | 33 comments | 10467 Views



Apparently all it took to animate our President was to officially confirm his Lame Duck status. After the drubbing he sat-out from a bit over one-half of one-third...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 23, 2014
Last comment by Doug Miller, on Dec 6, 2014 at 10:11 pm | 33 comments | 9178 Views


Casino Manhattan

I was interested yesterday to see pundit Ben Stein on the Sunday talkies, confirming one of my suspicions about last week's market gyrations. He may have burst...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 8, 2015 at 8:25 pm | 33 comments | 6722 Views


Let process with Costco play out

The majority of the Pleasanton City Council took the right step last week after a long workshop session on the Johnson Drive Economic Development District. They...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by JT, on Apr 30, 2016 at 9:21 am | 32 comments | 7056 Views


Seeing God move supernaturally in Brazil

This week I returned from Brazil and the third healing mission trip I’ve had the privilege of joining with Bill Dew from San Diego. Bill and his late wife...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 14, 2019
Last comment by David, on Nov 18, 2019 at 8:36 pm | 32 comments | 1380 Views


Who, exactly, is the clown here?

Clowns are a sure-fire leed. As an unabashed fan of Steven Sondheim,* I was drawn to the title of Maureen Dowd's recent column in the NYTimes:

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 14, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Jul 23, 2014 at 8:05 pm |
32 comments | 11511 Views


Democrats doubling down on climate change

Democrats in the Legislature are doubling down on California's already expansive and expensive efforts to curb global warming/climate change. Gov. Jerry Brown...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by Kennethtok, on Sep 2, 2017 at 10:08 am | 31 comments | 11063 Views


Lots of media coverage as Swalwell calls it quits for 2020 presidential bid

Congressman Eric Swalwell received more media coverage Tuesday when he cancelled his presidential campaign than he did when he announced or at any other stage. Swalwell...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 11, 2019
Last comment by Ranger Up, on Jul 20, 2019 at 9:52 am | 31 comments | 2207 Views


What is The Problem? The GOP is The Problem.

The first thing you need to know about Norm Ornstein and Thomas Mann is where they work – at the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution,...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 9, 2012
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Jul 26, 2012 at 11:14 am | 31 comments | 11555 Views
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