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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 suzan brown, on Jun 18, 2015 at 3:04 am | 11 comments | 184656 Views

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The Gay Rights Movement Coming of Age

(Note: In a rare triumph of propriety over punsmanship, I decided against calling this a 'Gay Rights Coming-out Party.' Don't get used to it.) In...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Apr 20, 2014 at 7:22 am | 40 comments | 51353 Views

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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 | 43936 Views

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Kudos to the GOP on New Voting Initiatives

Fair-is-fair: at times, I have been critical of positions and tactics used by the Republicans ? but when they do something that is an unconditionally Good Thing...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 31, 2014
Last comment by Doug Miller, on Apr 8, 2014 at 10:06 pm | 23 comments | 38299 Views

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No Longer Ready for Some Football

The Miami Dolphins are playing on Monday Night Football this evening ? I won't be watching. Football has lost me, and not just because of the current bullying...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 11, 2013
Last comment by William, on Nov 22, 2013 at 8:36 am | 25 comments | 36131 Views

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Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in ? maybe never?

Boomers tend to view the sustained prosperity of the mid-20th century as the way things are supposed to be. Back then, incomes rose across the board, growth was...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 28, 2014
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on May 5, 2014 at 6:50 am | 25 comments | 31906 Views

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I Am Spartacus

"First, they came for my phone records, and I did nothing ?" While the media have obsessed about one particular, ultimately transitory untruth emanating...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Dec. 1, 2013
Last comment by geral, on Dec 9, 2013 at 9:34 am | 8 comments | 31154 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 | 30273 Views

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"...On the Pavement, Thinkin' 'Bout the Government ..." Part One

Setting aside Dylan's badge-wearing man in a trench coat (laid-off in the government shutdown), I Have Been thinking about the government lately. So have others,...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by spcwt, on Oct 18, 2013 at 8:08 am | 13 comments | 29597 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...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Nov 23, 2013 at 2:20 pm | 23 comments | 29498 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...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 7, 2014
Last comment by D loansmob, on May 1, 2015 at 2:49 pm | 38 comments | 28518 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...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 8, 2013
There are no comments yet. 24847 Views

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Thinking ?Bout the Government, Part Two (Don?t Follow Leaders ? or was it TeaPers?)

My foray into lyricizing this blog met with indifferent reception, at best. Those impulses will probably be restrained in composing this conclusion. I reserve...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by spcwt, on Oct 21, 2013 at 2:41 pm | 16 comments | 24753 Views

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Buffett: Changes in Attitude?

The name 'Buffett' means a lot in the rarified realms of high finance and corporate policy (Warren, not so much Jimmy). In attaining his stature as the...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 1, 2014
Last comment by Dave, on May 12, 2014 at 12:05 am | 14 comments | 24553 Views

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A Pope that a Unitarian Can Love ? Part One of a Series

I just finished reading Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Dec. 8, 2013
Last comment by BT, on Dec 16, 2013 at 8:22 pm |
40 comments | 23597 Views

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On Iran: Miles to Go Before We Sleep

The essential nature of a good deal is one in which both parties to it get more of what they really want, in exchange for something they want less. When I buy...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 26, 2013
Last comment by Bix, on Dec 18, 2013 at 8:54 pm | 19 comments | 19206 Views

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The Name Game

Before reading this blog, you may wish to read-through the recent D/SRX Town Square comments on banning single-use shopping bags.

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 26, 2014
There are no comments yet. 18523 Views

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Inheriting the Wind

The slow-motion devolution of the fractious GOP continues in a very public way. It's far-right, Tea-addled radicals have overplayed their hand, recklessly...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 10, 2013
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Oct 15, 2013 at 7:35 am | 13 comments | 18072 Views

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Torches and Pitchforks 52 ? Rule of Law 47

By what passes for standards in today's Senate, Thurgood Marshall would be a pariah. Born into modest circumstances and barred by his race from admission to...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 6, 2014
Last comment by Youseff, on Mar 24, 2014 at 11:01 am | 26 comments | 18007 Views

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Love in the Time of Culture War, Part 1

Whatever decision AZ Governor Brewer makes this week (I know, see below. Rats.), it will be just a teaser for the bigger show to come next month. She must decide...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 2, 2014 at 4:07 pm | 16 comments | 17805 Views
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The Grass Roots Rise
By Roz Rogoff | 24 comments | 1,380 views

Legislators need to deal with state's horrible roads
By Tim Hunt | 4 comments | 435 views