Paul Clegg

Paul Clegg I have played basketball from the streets of New York City to the playgrounds of Berkeley and the athletic clubs of Sacramento. I was a longtime copy editor and writer at The Sacramento Bee.

Web Site: http://gameto100.com


Dubious theorizing on Justice Kennedy’s views on gay rights

Mar 21, 2016

I know lawyers like to concoct imaginative tales, but does that mean our local newspaper has to print them? Do we benefit, for example, from dubious speculation on Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s motivation to support same-sex marriage? Why can’t … Continue reading

Dubious theorizing on Justice Kennedy’s views on gay rights

Mar 21, 2016

I know lawyers like to concoct imaginative tales, but does that mean our local newspaper has to print them? Do we benefit, for example, from dubious speculation on Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s motivation to support same-sex marriage? Why can’t … Continue reading

UC anti-Zionism proposal gets into dangerous censorship

Mar 16, 2016

Despite my left-wing tendencies in my Berkeley days, I remember refusing to join some activist friends who were hell-bent on preventing William Shockley from speaking on campus. The Nobel Prize-winning physicist was pushing a theory that blacks were mentally inferior … Continue reading

UC anti-Zionism proposal gets into dangerous censorship

Mar 16, 2016

Despite my left-wing tendencies in my Berkeley days, I remember refusing to join some activist friends who were hell-bent on preventing William Shockley from speaking on campus. The Nobel Prize-winning physicist was pushing a theory that blacks were mentally inferior … Continue reading

Talent for music and dancing sadly lacking

Mar 14, 2016

Whenever the subject of talent comes up, and I hear people telling kids they can be anything they want to be, I think of my fumbling efforts with music and dance. I was deselected from the choir at Our Lady … Continue reading

Talent for music and dancing sadly lacking

Mar 14, 2016

Whenever the subject of talent comes up, and I hear people telling kids they can be anything they want to be, I think of my fumbling efforts with music and dance. I was deselected from the choir at Our Lady … Continue reading

Why does UCD chancellor make twice as much as governor of California?

Mar 9, 2016

Katehi’s $424,360 annual salary may sound to some like a king’s ransom, but …. That set-up line comes from a recent Sacramento Bee editorial concerning the blunders of UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi. (See Monday’s blog.) While scolding the chancellor … Continue reading

Why does UCD chancellor make twice as much as governor of California?

Mar 9, 2016

Katehi’s $424,360 annual salary may sound to some like a king’s ransom, but …. That set-up line comes from a recent Sacramento Bee editorial concerning the blunders of UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi. (See Monday’s blog.) While scolding the chancellor … Continue reading

No straight talk from UC Davis chancellor

Mar 7, 2016
No straight talk from UC Davis chancellor

“I seen my opportunities and I took ’em.” That refreshing piece of political honesty has been attributed to a Tammany Hall political boss named George Washington Plunkitt. He felt perfectly entitled to use his position of power to advance his … Continue reading

Hoping to change an unappealing kitchen window view

Mar 2, 2016
Hoping to change an unappealing kitchen window view

If my wife and I spent much time looking out the side kitchen window, we wouldn’t be thrilled by what we saw: an old grape-stake fence, the tops of waste containers, the edge of a concrete driveway and the side of … Continue reading

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