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Underinflated

Jan 20, 2015
Underinflated

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Groundhog day

Jan 20, 2015
Groundhog day

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Keystone Pipeline

Jan 20, 2015
Keystone Pipeline

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Will Durst: The Return of Satire

Jan 20, 2015

January 20, 2015 - Decades after being dismissed by George S. Kaufman as a genre that "closes on Saturday night," satire, like the measles and mumps, is making a comeback. And in many quarters, remains the most feared of the three conditions. Some exp...

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Andy Rowell: Just Say No to KXL, Mr. President

Jan 20, 2015

Jan. 20, 2015 - As Americans listen to their President tonight give his sixth annual State of the Union address, many people will be eagerly awaiting to see if he says anything about what has become one of the biggest political headaches of his Administration: the controversial Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline which will transport...

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Jim Hightower: The Pentagon’s mad scientists have a God-like goal of “creating” new food

Jan 20, 2015

Jan. 20, 2015 - Armed with hefty grants from the Pentagon, squads of food technologists are on a mission to supplant nature with a great leap forward into the Brave New World of synthetic foodstuffs.

Not satisfied merely to tinker with the genetic makeup of nature’s products, these mad scientists have a God-like goal of...

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Robert Reich: The New Compassionate Conservatism and Trickle-Down Economics

Jan 19, 2015

Jan. 18, 2015 - Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney are zeroing in on inequality as America’s fundamental economic problem.

Bush’s new Political Action Committee, called “The Right to Rise,” declares “the income gap is real” but that “only conservative principles can solve it.”

Mitt Romney likewise promised last week that if he runs for president he’ll...

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Jill Richardson: The War on Hen-Pecking

Jan 16, 2015

January 16, 2015 - Chickens had plenty to celebrate on New Year’s Day. Supposedly.

After a long wait, California’s 2008 ballot measure to improve conditions for laying hens finally went into effect. Instead of living in cramped cages that give each bird less room than a sheet of paper, the birds are going to get...

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Sacramento Homeless
Another week, another weak article on homeless matters in SNR

Another week, another weak article on homeless matters in SNR

With the new year, SNR claimed, in a piece titled “2015: a to-do list,” that it would upgrade its efforts, thus to publish a kinder, gentler SNR – or, at least, it seemed that way from the tone, if not the substance, of the weird editorial/to-do list that made it to publication in...

Sacramento Homeless
I should ‘do better,’ too.

I should ‘do better,’ too.

In late response (of a sort) to the Sacramento News & Review's resolve 'to do better,' I think I should 'do better,' too.Click to enlarge.I would want to live up to Jim Lehrer's Rules of Journalism (See "NEWS HOUR" graphic, at right. Click to enlar...

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