Monthly Archive: October 2011

NBA=WPA?

“It’s not practical, possible or prudent to have a full season now. We’re going to have to recalculate how bad the damage is. The next offer will reflect the extraordinary losses that are piling up now.” –NBA Commissioner David Stern “Derek [Fisher, NBA Players’ Union President] and I made it clear that we could not …

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Another GOP Orphan

  Based on some of the reactions I received to last week’s Rant, it may be worse out there than even I expected. I led with Mike Nofgren’s quotations, and I choose to believe that those folks who took swift and decisive action to banish me from their planet didn’t bother to read what lay …

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Adopt a (Real) Republican

To those millions of Americans who have finally begun paying attention to politics and watched with exasperation the tragicomedy of the debt ceiling extension, it may have come as a shock that the Republican Party is so full of lunatics. To be sure, the party, like any political party on earth, has always had its …

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One Book Sacramento: In Twain

First off, the props: Congratulations and gratitude to the Sacramento Public Library, the Sacramento Bee Book Club, and the National Endowment for the Arts (House Tea Party Republicans, take note)—in whatever measures are appropriate to each—for making Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer this year’s Big Read/One Book Sacramento selection. Second, thanks again to …

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