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“The Star-Spangled Banner” and Kaepernick protest don’t belong in sports stadiums

Aug 29, 2016

I wish a committee of patriotic Americans would start a drive to ban the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at all sporting events except gold-medal ceremonies at the Olympics. How the sports establishment managed to appropriate our national anthem for … Continue reading

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Film director becomes scapegoat in gender wars

Aug 25, 2016
Film director becomes scapegoat in gender wars

The blacklisting of entertainment industry professionals on the altar of anti-communism after World War II has left an indelible stain on the American conscience. The 2015 film “Trumbo” serves as a scary reminder of how lives can be destroyed by … Continue reading

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Swimmer Ryan Lochte is becoming punch line of jokes

Aug 23, 2016
Swimmer Ryan Lochte is becoming punch line of jokes

“Speedo drops Lochte. In retaliation, swimmer drops Speedos.” That’s a fanciful headline a copy-editor friend of mine came up with, and I can imagine seeing it soon in some racy tabloid. Why? Because disgraced swimmer Ryan Lochte is rapidly running … Continue reading

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Swimmer Lochte and Shasta Lake otters need some good PR

Aug 22, 2016
Swimmer Lochte and Shasta Lake otters need some good PR

U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte and a bunch of Shasta Lake otters have this in common: they’ve messed up a good public image and need the help of smooth PR agents. Lochte, a12-time Olympic medal winner, concocted a wild story of … Continue reading

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Lawyers and immigrant success stories

Aug 17, 2016

When you lie down with dogs, you get fleas. I’m saying this metaphorically, as a prelude to suggesting that I see nothing admirable or redeeming in a lawyer who gets paid big bucks to help a powerful and wealthy client … Continue reading

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Bicyclist’s carbon footprint proves costly to pedestrian

Aug 15, 2016
Bicyclist’s carbon footprint proves costly to pedestrian

When a bicycling scofflaw shows no contrition for slamming into a pedestrian in downtown Sacramento, he should be put in the stocks and publicly shamed. Instead, he is given a public forum to blame his victim and tout his concern … Continue reading

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UC system clings to disgraced Davis chancellor

Aug 10, 2016

Members of the University of California community are committed to the highest ethical standards in furtherance of our mission of teaching, research and public service. We recognize that we hold the University in trust for the people of the State … Continue reading

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Reflections on a photo in my father’s scrapbook

Aug 8, 2016
Reflections on a photo in my father’s scrapbook

My sister Fran sent me a photo from one of the many family scrapbooks that my father had kept. It’s a basketball action shot from my days at Van Buren High School in Queens. The picture ran in the school … Continue reading

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Careless drivers who give no thought to bicyclists

Aug 4, 2016
Careless drivers who give no thought to bicyclists

I was riding my bicycle yesterday afternoon about 5:30. I stopped for a red light at the intersection of Land Park Drive and Vallejo Way, near my house in the Land Park section of Sacramento. Vehicles in a long line … Continue reading

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Getting Older, Getting Better with AARP’s Life Reimagined

Aug 1, 2016

I’d like to say that today, the woman who runs this site, The Other Side of Sixty, is calmer, more controlled, and surer of where she’s going. But that would be a lie.

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