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RAUCOUS CAUCUS

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 | 12146 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 11715 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 2925 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

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 | 12077 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Sexual Assault and Military Justice: Competing Reform Proposals. Please weigh-in.

This month we celebrate Veterans Day (every year on 11/11, as the Armistice ending World War One went into effect in the eleventh hour on that date, 1918). It is...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 3, 2013
Last comment by Rawclyde!, on Nov 10, 2013 at 1:16 pm | 31 comments | 48529 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The House Pulls a Boehner *

What do you call it when the House of Representatives, which has repeatedly voted to repeal ObamaCare, now sues the President ==I for failing to implement it fast...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 31, 2014
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Aug 8, 2014 at 7:56 am | 31 comments | 10884 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Nearly seduced by Bernie, but coming home to Hil

It’s romance week, coupled with our early California spring. The flowering trees are in bud, the leafy garden greens are already sprouting, and even...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by Nichoras, on Aug 10, 2016 at 5:52 pm | 30 comments | 7561 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

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 | 6344 Views

TIM TALK

New heights for NIMBYs

Many San Ramon Valley residents are taking NIMBY (Not in my back yard) attitudes to new heights. An estimated 450 people gathered last weekend to protest against...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Sep 3, 2014 at 8:52 am | 29 comments | 12139 Views

TIM TALK

Being offended goes with life

Condoleezza Rice has a simple message for the 19-year-old students she teaches at Stanford. “You do not have a constitutional right not to be offended.” Amen. There...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 1, 2017
Last comment by Nanny state, on May 6, 2017 at 3:35 pm | 29 comments | 6417 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Coming to grips with the contraception kerfuffle; and Colvin v. DSK

I have been trying to sort out the Great Contraception/Religious Liberties/Women' Health blemish that has erupted recently. That's not as easy a task as it ought...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 22, 2012
Last comment by C. R. Mudgeon, on Mar 1, 2012 at 9:23 am | 29 comments | 10897 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

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 | 6683 Views

COUPLE'S NET

He Doesn't Want to Talk. She Doesn't Want to Have Sex.

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Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jun 3, 2015 at 8:02 pm | 29 comments | 21904 Views

TIM TALK

Time for high-speed train plans to die

President Donald Trump and his administration may have bailed out taxpayers in California despite the bellows from Sacramento politicians. When the federal Federal...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 30, 2019
Last comment by Jake Waters, on Jun 4, 2019 at 8:45 am | 28 comments | 3081 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Their Akin-Breakin? Hurt

I thought I was taking a late summer hiatus, based on a combination of annual dog days reveries, overseas athletic distractions, and an utterly uninspiring domestic...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Aug. 23, 2012
Last comment by Dave, on Aug 31, 2012 at 5:39 pm | 28 comments | 11545 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Two Views of Race in America: where you stand depends on where you sit

Two articles bearing on race caught my eye this past week ? even before the deluge of mostly righteous anger that has followed the Garner killing non-indictment....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Dec. 8, 2014
Last comment by steve, on Dec 15, 2014 at 11:29 am | 28 comments | 8879 Views

TIM TALK

God loves to heal his children

Progressives hit a new low this week when they complained bitterly about Congress holding a moment of silence and remembering those killed and wounded Sunday in...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 9, 2017
Last comment by ecindia, on Feb 7, 2018 at 1:19 am | 27 comments | 5094 Views

TIM TALK

Thinking of leaving the Bay Area? You're not alone

The humming Bay Area economy and its world renown innovation culture are magnets for entrepreneurs, but they are counter-acted by the soaring costs of living in...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 4, 2019
Last comment by hellyjanes900, on Aug 24, 2019 at 4:12 am | 27 comments | 4756 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

Investigative reporting: pay now or pay later?

This morning I read that the New York Times earned five Pulitzer Prizes, including awards for breaking news and investigative reporting. Three stories above that...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Apr. 21, 2009
Last comment by DoUgLaS kEnDaLl, on Sep 22, 2009 at 7:13 pm | 27 comments | 12788 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

Editorial: Pleasanton Police Department's unwarranted silence unacceptable

It has been almost three months since 19-year-old San Jose resident John Deming Jr. was shot and killed by Pleasanton Police Officer Daniel Kunkel outside an auto...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Oct. 1, 2015
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Dec 10, 2015 at 6:51 pm | 27 comments | 8212 Views
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