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


Torture make you squeamish? Just call it something else

Aug 11, 2014

“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” ― George Orwell The above quote comes from George’s Orwell’s “Politics and the English Language,” and I came … Continue reading

Hard questioning on MLS soccer needed now, not when it doesn’t count

Aug 8, 2014
Hard questioning on MLS soccer needed now, not when it doesn’t count

  Perhaps you’re gagging from all the rah-rah press coverage lately about the prospects for Sacramento getting a Major League Soccer franchise. The Bee had two front-page articles, a couple of panting columns and a few minor stories since last … Continue reading

Bicycle ride ends in the emergency room

Aug 6, 2014
Bicycle ride ends in the emergency room

As I checked traffic before riding my bike across Vallejo Way near California Middle School in Sacramento last Saturday,  I wish an eerie foreboding had come over me, a sixth sense coupled with “Twilight Zone” theme music that my well-ordered … Continue reading

Mayor Johnson’s vision and my humble water-saving pail

Aug 1, 2014
Mayor Johnson’s vision and my humble water-saving pail

What should I do with the pail I’ve been keeping in the bathroom to save water, now that the mayor of Sacramento and a couple of council members say saving water in this ever-worsening drought isn’t very important? I know … Continue reading

Cousins is no match with Barkley as a winner

Jul 29, 2014
Cousins is no match with Barkley as a winner

  Let’s put blame where it rightly belongs: The Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins hasn’t been fined and suspended by the NBA for spitting on a little girl. That would be Charles Barkley, back in 1991. Barkley and Cousins, however, are both … Continue reading

Forget the spin and hire more reporters, editors

Jul 28, 2014

As unemployed journalists around the country well know, good journalism doesn’t come cheap. It requires many reporters out in the field getting the news and numerous editors processing it. Staffing is the heart of the business, and when you cut … Continue reading

Columnist’s views on death penalty, convicted priest

Jul 24, 2014

After reading Sacramento Bee columnist Marco Breton’s hang ’em high column yesterday regarding the death penalty, I decided to reread three columns he wrote on the Rev. Uriel Ojeda in 2012 and 2013. I did this because I recalled a … Continue reading

Ducks, geese and teenage girls along seedy stretch of river

Jul 21, 2014

I don’t know what to make of the two teenage girls in skimpy attire I saw last Friday afternoon. They were  wading in the lower American River. A minute later, a girl with a small dog came out of the woods … Continue reading

Get gays in the church door and then what?

Jul 16, 2014

Once upon a time, I covered religion and ethics for the Sacramento Bee. I was assigned to this task by the managing editor who felt the Bee should try to explore the often contentious intersection of religious belief and the … Continue reading

NBA pushes to exploit young players even more

Jul 14, 2014

When NBA executives start talking about protecting the youth of America, you know, especially if you’re a Sacramento taxpayer, they’re talking about protecting their own self-interest at someone else’s expense. The last time former NBA Commissioner David Stern came to … Continue reading

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