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BP graduated from college in the mid sixties (at the bottom of the class?) He told his draft board that Vietnam could be won without his participation. He is still appologizing for that mistake. He received his fist photo lesson from a future Pulitzer Prize winner. (Eddie Adams in the AP lunch room told him to get rid of the everready case for his new Nikon F). A Pulitzer Prize winning reporter broke BP in on the police beat for a small daily in Pa. By 1975, Paul Newman had asked for Bob's Autograph. (Google this: "Paul Newman asked my autograph" and click the top suggested URL.) His co-workers on the weekly newspaper in Santa Monica,(in the Seventies) included a future White House correspondent for Time magazine and one of the future editors high up on the Playboy masthead. Bob has been to the Oscar ceremony twice before Oscar turned 50. He is working on a book of memoirs tentatively titled "Paul Newman Asked for my Autograph." In the gold mining area of Australia (Kalgoorlie), Bob was called: "Col. Sanders."

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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 10, 2009
"Texas" Revisited: Michener's Warning Do Yankees misunderstand George W. Bush? Bob Patterson suggests that the Bush era may have been predictable from the historic mindset of Texans as dramatized in Michener's celebrated novel.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Huffington Post to bloggers: Drop Dead! She who laughs last, laughs loudest.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Freedom of the Press was fun while it lasted Has Freedom of the Press jumped the shark?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Questions about Gen. Patton's Death Was General George S. Patton murdered?
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Did Rove engineer Cain's Florida win? Is Florida pushing Republicans towards their worst nightmare?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 27, 2012
A relentless photo quest Have you ever read a column with Joey Biden, Alexey Brodovitch, and Bon Scott together in it?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 27, 2011
"If at first you don't succeed -- call in an airstrike!" The artist called Banksy, Col. Kurtz, and Obama seem to agree on one thing . . . air strikes.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 29, 2012
Numerous Arrests mark Move In Day in Oakland Occupy Oakland is back in the news.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 23, 2012
Update from a Rebel Nation Have the Rock Industry Rebels from the Sixties finally sold out to the Establishment?
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 30, 2012
The Case of the Swinger for President Was Newt's thinking influenced by the Playboy Philosophy series?
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Does History repeat itself? Are hippie ideas coming back into fashion?
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 8, 2012
The Hemingway Syndrome Is there any law that says a new recall petition against Scott Walker can't be started this weekend?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Is Kettling Unsettling? Is it time for a trend-spotting story about Kettling?
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 25, 2014
Where were you in '44? Is it accurate to say: "Those were the days" about 1944?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Banksy in Berkeley? Was a new mural seen in Berkeley done by the famous artist Banksy or is it a counterfeit?
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 16, 2008
What? Me Worry About Martial Law? Mixed reactions to the threat of Martial Law.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Does Giuliani Have Alzheimer's? Fox News? Laugh or cry?
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 15, 2012
Homeless vs. claustrophobia? Is claustrophobia a factor in the problem of the growing numbers of homeless?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 10, 2011
Visiting the Jim Morrison Mural in Venice CA What does the Jim Morrison mural in Venice CA have to do with a columnist's forecast that JEB Bush will win next year's Presidential election?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 13, 2011
Freedom of Speech's Ox-Bow Incident Moment? Are both Mike Malloy and the Christian Conservatives being played by someone else?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 27, 2008
American Cultural Imperialism Why do folks in Australia like to yell Stella's name?
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 1, 2010
Conspiracy Theories for fun and profit Conspiracy theories are like horoscope predictions. They should be read only for their entertainment value. When a columnist finds what he thinks is the wildest conspiracy theory ever, he becomes rather enthusiastic about sharing his find with other connoisseurs of concocted conjecture. Recently he found one online that seems destined for induction into the Conspiracy Theory Hall of Fame (or is that an imaginary entity?).
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 9, 2010
Is Freedom of the Press a "phantom right"? Is freedom of the press DOA?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 5, 2012
Things are not what they seem . . . Are Americans living in a world of carefully crafted illusions?
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 16, 2012
Covering the nude protesters If a protestor was wearing mismatched socks and not much else would journalists notice that incongruity?
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 28, 2014
The Great Snark Hunt What did the burglars get at the Watergate break-in that changed American History?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 11, 2011
Time to "bet the farm"? They say you shouldn't bet more than you can afford to lose.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 20, 2008
Impeachment Movement Gains Momentum Will the move to impeach President Obama start before he is inaugurated?
What's new PussyKat?, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 15, 2017
Is Freedom of Speech Disappearing? An odd Father's Day for some? For some kids this Father's Day is going to be very confusing!
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 20, 2009
Where Have all the Hippies Gone? The Sixties are over.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 9, 2012
Is American Journalism AFU? If America's free press is Democracy's watchdog, who watches the watchdog?
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 6, 2011
Impeachment or an obsolete Constitution? Should Dems let an impeachable offense slide?
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 2, 2013
Nude Protesters Arrested in SF Is being naked a political protest?
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 17, 2015
The Vanishing Voices of Dissent What's wrong with media that is an echo chamber for patriotic sentiments?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Obama Wisconsin Wimp or Hero? Wisconsin may settle an old debate question about name calling.
Berkeley's beloved Hate Man, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 27, 2013
The homeless vs. Lookism Oscar Wilde said people should be judged on their appearance. Was he (extreme) right?
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 15, 2011
Celebrating Forty Years of Fear and Loathing on National Columnists' Day Forty years after Thompson lampooned the American Dream, circa 1971, the USA is full of disillusioned families with broken dreams trying desperately to cope with homelessness and the darkness in their new depression era hearts. The country is going broke fighting three separate perpetual military adventures which are either just for the pure fun of it or are wars of imperialistic aggression.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 6, 2015
Fact checking Hemingway Has TV journalism changed much since March 9, 1954?
Mike Zint, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 20, 2015
Underappreciated American Geniuses Can a world famous celebrity be called "underappteciated"?
The Family Dog, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 14, 2016
Army Jackets, Bell Bottom Jeans and Lovebeads Are Hippies Making a Comeback?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 13, 2010
Would Fox News hire Lenny Bruce as a Political Pundit? If they could, would Fox News hire Lenny Bruce as a political pundit?
No Welcome mat?, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 3, 2015
Taking a selfie @ The Gates of Hell How far should a columnist go to do fact checking and take photos?
Acapulco Gold?, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 19, 2015
On the Road to Sacramento Giggling in California
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 12, 2011
The Decline and Fall of the Democratic Party? Can the answer to the budget crises be found in a 200 year old book by Edward Gibbon?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 25, 2011
California's 36th Congressional District up for grabs Fighting is underway for the "incumbent advantage" in California's 36th Congressional District.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 5, 2015
A fable explains pot restrictions? Should pot be made available to Vets with PTSD?
Onboard the USS Hornet, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 15, 2015
Bait and switch patriotism? Are America's vets getting short-changed?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 26, 2011
Karl Rove doesn't roll dice Does a fellow who is known as "the architect" leave things to chance?
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 14, 2011
Power to the Truck Drivers! It seems quite reasonable to expect that if liberals help the truck drivers with a problem that has existed for almost 30 years, then those folks will owe some favor in return. If not, the Republican philosophy of "divide and conquer" has worked again.
Anker Frankoni, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 12, 2015
Eat dessert first! A bachelor columnist goes to the Bay Book Festival and ends his search for the meaning of life.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 6, 2016
The Gender Verification Debate The issue of gender verification grows. Our columnist takes a look at it this week.
Ninja Kitty, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 10, 2015
New protest in Bekeley! What's new is old hat in Berkeley CA
Break time, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 24, 2015
The Merry Pranksters, Hippies, and Sgt. Why would Republicans deny help for wounded vets?
Art appreciation in Frisco, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 13, 2015
Flip a coin? How will voters be able to choose between Hilary or JEB?
Creative Panhandling, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 27, 2015
Rebel with a Rolex Che was the poster boy for being a rebel, but what brand of watch did he wear?
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 3, 2012
The Silence of a Nation of Sheep Does Berkeley CA need a Press Club?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Anticipation builds for 2011's Conspiracy Theory of the Year announcement What will be the winner of this year's Conspiracy Theory of 2011 trophy?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 17, 2011
Counterfeit President Is it time to reread "The Ordeal of Change"?
Wavy Gravy, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 4, 2014
The case of the missing Greenpeace warnings You won't believe today's news!
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 12, 2009
Strange Political Tradition in Marina del Rey Marina del Rey is home for a strange, 50 year old political traditon.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 29, 2012
What just happened? Did any of the other analysis of the Supreme Court decision ask this question: "Was Hitler good at amateur stand up comedy?"?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Wisconsin turning point for Obama? Is it time to give the "go big or go home" advice to Obama?
Missing talk show guest, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 29, 2015
Bring back "Playboy after Dark"! Who, in the USA, doesn't want to be the host of a TV talk show?
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Silence Implies Consent War Crimes? Qui Tacet Consentit!
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 13, 2014
The Cadillac of Film Festivals June is a month for new beginnings.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 22, 2010
When is a war crime not a war crime? War Crimes? So what!
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 30, 2015
Graduation season and dej- vu Are all commencement addresses alike?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 16, 2008
Visions of Cody's Books A walk on Telegraph Ave., in Berkeley is like traveling back in time to the Sixties.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 30, 2011
The Democrats' Quisling President Has the Obama Presidency jumped the shark?
Now What?, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 26, 2016
To Pot Or Not Is the Green Revolution going to be like the California Gold Rush and are you positioned?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Waterboarding or listening to liberal talk radio? If teabaggers condone waterbording, could they listen to liberal talk radio? Find a staunch conservative friend or two and make a small friendly wager. Bet them they can't listen to Mike Malloy's radio program for a week and not have a mousetrap-moment conversion.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 16, 2010
Was Mark Twain a Gonzo pioneer? Did Mark Twain show HST the way?
Can you hear me now?, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 8, 2015
Voice-over Memories Who doesn't want to do work as a voice over?
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 14, 2012
The Fugs, Albert Camus, and the Psychedelicatessen What makes the Bush Dynasty epoch different from the Vietnam War era? Could a missing, well reported underground arts scene be the answer?
Do you know this Clown?, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 4, 2016
The New Clowns in Town A Berkeley writer tries to resuscitate three dot journalism
What's with the mask?, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 5, 2013
Johnny (Reid) got his gun Are all the negative reviews of "The Lone Ranger" the first step on a path that will lead to the reactivation of the House Un-American Activities Committee hearings to start a "head "em off at the pass" response to the possibility of a new red threat coming from Hollywood?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 13, 2008
Can a Snake Sell Apples to a Naked Lady? Folks are having a devil of a time figuring out which party is telling the least amount of lies.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Brevity is the soul of Internets columns Is a citizen journalist exempt from job evaluations?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 12, 2011
The Case of the Missing Car in Berkeley CA What happened to the car that this Denver Boot was supposed to immobilize? Berkeley Police have been confronted with The Case of the Missing Car.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 16, 2011
Blogging the "The End of the World" story "T-t-t-that's all folks!"? ? ?
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 21, 2010
They call him "America's Hitler" Is American Journalism held in low esteem overseas? Isn't it curious how conservative readers work? For liberal material one misspelling invalidates all a blogger's facts, but when it comes to "Fair and Balanced;" they don't care one wit about fact checking?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 30, 2012
OWS = Recycled Beatnik Complaints? Will the massive continuation of foreclosures spark a new Beat (down) generation?
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 10, 2012
Got Schadenfreude? Are Romney's tax returns going to turn out to be a "play fake" ploy?
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 18, 2014
Cue the "bowl of granola" jokes! Are Six states better than one?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Occupy Oakland May Day Photo Report Police in riot gear, tear gas, and arrests. How did you celebrate May Day for 2012
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 18, 2011
Citizen Murdoch Is Murdoch too big to indict
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 17, 2009
Bush-Obama: 'A rose by any other name' Who said, "A war criminal is a war ciminal is a war criminal?"
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 27, 2014
Hemingway and Obama= beatnik writers? Who is a beatnik writer and who is not?
The Original LawnOrder Candidate, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 15, 2016
Intrepid Trips, Inc. Revival? San Francisco ready for a festival that Looks Back
CLYDE, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 17, 2017
Reefer Madness vs. Fantasia A?re there enough movies about weed to fill out the schedule for a film festival
Trump to the Rescue?, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 4, 2016
Time for a Dark Horse Candidate? Americans scramble to pick a President and make the right bets!
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 19, 2015
Fear and Loathing in Berkeley Mainstream media invaded Berkeley this week.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 1, 2012
American Journalism = "Dead man walking"? Do editors treat a news tip like Superman seeing Kryptonite?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 20, 2012
Berkeley -- Red Baron link? Did a columnist find a possible link between a UCB girl and the Red Baron?
Floral tribute, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 2, 2015
Berkeley on the brink? Columnist's holiday is a busy time.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 24, 2009
A Shiny, Brand New Conspiracy Theory Using circumstantial evidence to construct a new conspiracy theory is hard work.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 26, 2011
San Francisco's Black Friday was Fa-a-a-r Out, man! Will San Francisco regain possession of the "Hippest City in the World" trophy?
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 22, 2014
The more things change . . . The Long Hot Summer has returned.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 27, 2009
Is Facebook Killing Photojournalism? Do mugshots qualify as an example of Photography as Art?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 28, 2011
Come on, baby, light my Debt Crisis fire! Summer of 2011 = the Summer of (Republican) Love?
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 16, 2009
Kerouac, Dean & Brando, Elvis, and George W. Bush Is George W. Bush a sex symbol rebel in the Fifties tradition?
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 2, 2011
Has American Journalism flat lined? Does Journalism in America need an autopsy?
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 18, 2008
"I'm Sorry, Dave, I'm Afraid I Can't Do That." What will happen if the electronic voting machines, like HAL in "2001," want a different election result?
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 15, 2010
In a cage match with Hitler, GWB would win Hitler didn't involve the citizens of his country as co-conspirators in his war crimes.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Is "The Disappeared" the new American trend? Will "coercive confinement" render writ of habeas corpus obsolete?
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 25, 2012
SF Auto Show A columnist uses a digital camera for some car spotting at the San Francisco Automobile Show.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 18, 2011
The Beat (Generation) Goes On That was the year that was
Oakland mayor Jean Quan, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 26, 2013
Scandals, baby, and a burning oil rig Is it too soon to report that polling for a 2016 election contest with JEB Bush and Hillary Clinton is "too close to call"?
Even Further, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 25, 2017
Sommelier of Smoke? Who will cover the Green Rush from the inside of this bus?
Karla Gottschalk, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 14, 2015
CA Seeks Pot Czar Who will be the new California Cannabis Czar?
Watergate Brotherhood of Burglars, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 18, 2016
A First for the USA? First Transsexual Senatorial Candidate in American History stonewalled by Media?
What is Art?, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 20, 2015
What is Entartete Kunst? Should Police Brutality be classified as a sub-category of Kink?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 23, 2011
Republicans and well scripted moments Do spontaneous outbursts happen at a fascist debate?
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 4, 2013
Dionysian vs. Apollonian Is California Senator Dianne Feinstein ignoring logic and journalism history?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 4, 2010
Did America forget how to play "Clue"? Who is behind the WikiLeaks document dumps? Could it be that the people who are responsible for the Wikileaks material are very upset with what George W. Bush did? Who has the most to lose if Bush dies of old age and never even gets a ticket for his misdeeds?
Campaign Spending, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 2, 2014
Grand Guignol Politics If the Republicans like to campaign by attacking the opponent's strong point, then won't they use misogyny to try to block Hillary's attempt to become the first woman POTUS?
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Occupy Oakland. The Occupy Oakland site is drawing a good deal of media attention.
He Hilde, I need a story now!, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 22, 2017
Presto, Change-O? Have you ever been bamboozled? Is a sex change operation just as radical as MK-Ultra was?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 9, 2008
The Triumph of Absurdism Has Washington finally embraced the French Intellectual's philosophy of Absurdism? One columnist thinks that "make it so" has been said.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 7, 2010
"Sometimes 'nothing' is a real cool hand." "Ya got your mind right, Luke?"
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 25, 2014
Walkabout in North Beach If Hemingway told a story in ten words; can you?
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Is the New York Times shilling for the Republican Party? Pontification from the New York Times?
Requesting a Pow Wow, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 11, 2016
The Peaceful Exchange of Power Begins Pundits scramble to get a handle on current events.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 13, 2012
Is Democracy D. O. A.? Has the American Political Process gone noir?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Snarled traffic and journalism Column for those munching turky.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 31, 2014
Mid-term madness Are the Republicans planning a complete take-over of the government?
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 13, 2013
Syria and the Ox Bow Incident Journalists with Irish heritage would encourage annalists to at least take a brief look at the Syria crisis from a "devil's advocate" point of view.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 20, 2011
Photo Report From Occupy Venice Ca The Occupy Venice CA site produced some photo ops on Thursday.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 3, 2014
SummerNats is Depraved and Decadent If the Republicans in Congress aren’t going to do any work in 2014, what will political pundits do to fill the void?
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 7, 2011
The Case Of The Gonzo Typewriter When "Just like in the movies" is also "just like in real life."
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 26, 2012
Occupy Oakland and Nostalgia Remember the Sixties saying: "Nostalgia isn't what it used to be!"?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 19, 2011
That's the way a car collector Rolls Will the 1952 Ferrari Mexico (driven by Alberto Ascari) sell for 2 -- 3 million dollars (as expected?) in Monterey CA, this weekend?
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 13, 2011
America's schizophrenic religious message for kids Should the cannonization of St. George W. Bush be started now?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 23, 2011
A Postmortem for Progressive Political Punditry 2011 = Greed vs. Charity?
Visual metaphor, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 7, 2014
The best elections $ can buy Heeeere comes President JEB!
Seriously?, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Are the Sixties really over? Time to go Christmas shopping!
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 1, 2013
Oakland Raiders or Heidi? How will 2013 stack up against 1968? Will this year be more historic than the one that produced the Tet Offensive and Nixon's election as President?
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 26, 2013
Bolsheviks, bombs, and anarchy Could President Obama be a Republican Trojan horse?
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Are the Paparazzi photo journalists? When is a news photo not a news photo?
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 13, 2012
Got Pot? Is it true that one episode of Star Trek portrayed a visit to earth that revealed that at the end of the 20th century large global wars on earth had ceased and been replaced by smaller regional wars called Bush Wars?
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 28, 2014
Fame and Fortune via Anarchy? What lesson can be learned from a large cash settlement made to a person who was protesting class favoritism that punishes the poor and middle classes?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 14, 2010
The Naked Truth about Fullbody Scans Are full body scans immoral?
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 17, 2009
Zen and the Art of Hoaxes Who doesn't love a good hoax?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 20, 2011
Report from Occupy Marina del Rey CA Will Che become the Patron Saint of OWS?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 26, 2010
Divide and Conquer What does a Republican Ethic$ Advi$$$or do?
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 21, 2014
Student Protest at UCB Photo Report on Student Protest at University of California Berkeley campus.
Seeking a design pattern, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 23, 2015
Red Herring news to the rescue! Are the U S Supreme Court and the main stream media setting citizens up for another gotcha decision announcement?
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 3, 2014
Let us now praise patriotic content providers What's more American than the Oscars, the Superbowl, and the World Series?
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Hooked on a circular arguments Why does the Yes-No argument about global warming sound familiar?
WTF?, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 2, 2015
Zen and the art of having fun Contemplating the Zen of fun.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Students strike at Berkeley Photo Report The student strike at UC Berkeley started at noon Tuesday.
Stunning News, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Turmoil in the Transgender Community Is it too late for Bruce Jenner to save his bacon?
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 20, 2012
Got scams? Will Mitt get foiled just inches short of the goal line?
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Growing up in "Little Italy" Is there more to being "Italian American" than Pavarotti, Ferraris, and Spumoni?
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Impressions from the French Impressionists Exhibition Diversions while waiting for Putin to make a move.
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Is the 2016 Presidential Election a horse race, yet? Is it too early to start doing commentary on the 2016 Presidential Election?
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Zen and the Art of Protest A new protest in Berkeley awakens some old memories.
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A Blogger's Desperate Call for Backup Are some stories too hot for a mere blogger to handle?
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Is this the Golden Age of Schizophrenia Can patriotism and war crimes coexist?
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New Rove Dirty Tricks? Are Republicans using devious methods to gain the upper hand for the 2012 Presidential Election?
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Got Nihilism? A photo op for taking pictures of the Space Shuttle Endeavor delivered a St. Paul moment to a columnist at the Amalgamated Conspiracy Theory Factory in Berkeley CA.
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A Ferrari and Christmas dinner Will the thane of Cawdor be the upset winner in Iowa?
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Buy the ticket; take the ride Berkland gets Mad as Hell and they aren't taking it anymore.
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The Pacific Garbage Patch as a tourist destination? Should pollotion activists offer ocean liner excursons to the Pacific Garbage Patch?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 22, 2008
Enhancing the Bush Legacy (or) Crazy Times Demand Crazy Explanations What happens when a bit of fair and balanced political punditry is slipped into a review of "Burn After Reading"?
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Pot Hall of Fame If you remember who Chet Helms was, you will want to read this one.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 12, 2008
A Day in Dublin A famous Irish writer wrote a novel about a day in Dublin, so why can't a columnist do the same?
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Those who forget the past . . . Are the "Okie from Muskogee" values making a comeback?
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Sick of Ebola stories? Isis and the Giants fought for attention with a tsunami of Ebola news.
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How long will "the Forever War" last? What's not to love about cheese and corn flavored ice-cream?
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"What we have here is . . . failure to communicate." "Don't call my bluff." Does not = "Sometimes nothing is a real cool hand."
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 16, 2011
More Anonymous Photos from S. F. BART gets busy.
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Hard times and classic Journalism Are hard times a catalyst for excellent journalism?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Occupy Oakland's Battle of the Teepee Police initial hault a Native American's effort to construct a teepee at the Occupy Oakland site.
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Occupy Turtle Island Did "Occupy the Sierra Madre Mountains" work out well for Geronimo?
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Teargas = "I can't breathe!" Did the Berkeley Police follow Mayor Daley's orders?
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 5, 2010
"The New Ox-Bow Incident" starring Julian Assange Republicans and lynch mob mentality go together like . . .
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 1, 2009
Return of the Generation Gap Is the Generation Gap springing back to life?
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If Sisyphus wrote a column The columnist kicks on third down.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 21, 2009
Dharma Bumming Around When you get to the top of a mountain, keep climbing.
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Photo Report from Occupy San Francisco Occupy San Francisco is in the news again.
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Report From OO Occupy Oakland Michael Moore drew a large contingent of media to Occupy Oakland on Friday.
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Storytelling is a dying art There is a diminishing supply of great raconteurs who stories begin: “When I was on Guadalcanal . . . .” Shouldn’t the film school students learning how to make documentaries be recording their stories for posterity?
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UCB Law School holds gaduation ceremonies for class of 2011 Need permission to torture? Who ya gonna call?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 8, 2008
The Triumph of Absurdism The Republican Party has embraced the French intellectuals' concept of Absurdism
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The Return of the Prodigal Pundit A columnist struggles to post from a Hospital Bed
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The Sixties Are Definitely Over All across the nation, there's a strange vibration. The Sixties are missing in action.
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Struggling with "Chicken Little" Syndrome Is fear of JEB a real phobia?
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 30, 2011
BART Protests continue in San Francisco CA There were more arrests of BART protesters Monday in San Francisco.
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Prickly Problem Perplexes Perfidious Progressive Pundits Is Robert Gibbbs crazy?
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Down and Out in Berkeley and Frisco Does some young writer want to follow in George Orwell's footsteps?
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Write on, Berkeley right on! Is there anyone living in Berkeley who isn't a writer?
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Playing cards with a man named "Doc" Is it fair to bet if the deck is marked? Don't look now, but aren't the efforts of the capitalists very similar to the mad scramble images conjured up by the phrase, "Great Oklahoma land rush"?
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Inconvenience Yuppies or Freedom of Speech? Anonymous was protesting during the Monday afternoon rush hour in San Francisco again this week.
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Network, Lapdogs, and Stonewalled "let he who is without sin, cast the first stone!"?
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" . . . a (Republican) man hears what he wants to hear and all the rest is lies and jest . . ." What's the difference between a pathological liar and a compulsive liar?
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Fear and Loathing at APE 2014 The columnist seeks the American Dream at the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco.
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Songs, scams, and sailboats What will happen when the number of political scandals exceeds the number of paid journalists available to cover those stories?
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Zen and the art of being a Kerouac wannabe What if people don't need "stuff"?
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 13, 2010
"A Simple Twist of Fate" Does life imitate the movies?
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More BART arrests in San Francisco New arrests were made in the series of No Justice NO BART protests in San Francisco CA
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Omphaloskepsis, Abortion, and Marijuana Is it too late to offer a new argument on moral grounds for objecting to participation in the Vietnam War?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 30, 2009
On the Road to the Bloggers' Hall of Fame Did Kerouac's fans misunderstand "On the Road"? John Leland's book indicates they did.
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The case of the purloined MH370 Will the Free Press survive?
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Strike, tragedy, and lousy journalism Is more proof needed to back up the assertion that the Freedom of the Press is extinct in the USA?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 5, 2011
On the transcontinental Kerouac road again? Is America facing a new Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test?
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Thoughts for and about D-Day On D-Day of 2009, a columnist compares WWII to the Invasion of Iraq
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 6, 2011
Now It's al Qaeda's Turn Presidential candidate Obama promised that he would deliver change. Apparently he has delivered on that promise. America has embraced the methods and conduct they once considered barbaric and unacceptable. A perpetual series of alternating acts of revenge might get a bit nasty.
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Valentine's Day, NBC, and more War Another network anchor bites the dust.
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Requiem for Freedom of the Press Is Freedom of the Press dead or just on life-support?
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 8, 2011
They shouldn't have to ask . . . Is it time for an Aussie Aid Benefit Concert?
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Drinking at the Last Chance Saloon Did Jack London do his research for “The People of the Abyss” at People’s Park in Berkeley?
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Why do bloggers blog? Why do political pundits pun?
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A somber National Columnists' Day Our motivation for posting on National Columnists' Day is approximately the same as the reasons that Boston will hold their marathon on schedule next year on Patriot's Day.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 13, 2011
Searching for the Slap Art Story Is "slap art" good enough for a trend spotting story?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 11, 2010
A sequel scenario for "The Manchurian Candidate"? The search for this year's craziest conspiracy theory continues.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 19, 2011
Che in Tobruk? Tired of movies that trick you with a bullet-proof vest?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 14, 2010
If BP has you pulling out your hair . . . Can the long haired hippies of Berkeley be the most helpful for oil spill clean up efforts?
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 24, 2010
Don't do Today, What can be Put Off until Tomorrow HCR (like prosperity) is just around the corner.
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A National Park for City Slickers America's oldest National Parks Ranger tells it like it was for visitors in Richmond CA.
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Living in the Hostel World Whatever!
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Never Give the Next President an Even Break Did Bush pull a con job on Obama?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 6, 2010
Are some disasters inevitable? The Morro Castle disaster was a case of an unavoidable disaster being mishandled by a new commanding officer.
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Imaginations run wild at Halloween Imaginations are supposed to run wild at Halloween, but Conspiracy Theory nuts abuse the privilege.
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The case of the hollow threat Can rich people who don't pay taxes be manipulated by a threat to increase the misery index for the middle class and poor?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 27, 2012
Did Pirates Party at the Purple Porpoise? Are the Republicans and the Democrats using the "good cop -- bad cop" psychology trick on the voters?
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"it starts here" What would have happened if Philip K. Dick and Jack Kerouac met in Berkeley (while they were both citizens of that town) and decided to collaborate on a book?
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The Free Speech Movement turns 50 The Free Speech Movement marked its 50th Anniversary this week at an event at UCB.
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Charlie don't surf! Will tourists be too frightened to enjoy "April in Paris"?
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A smile and a shrug Is a new film, a clever bit of Bush-bashing?
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If lawyers wrote prayers . . . Should a kid consult a lawyer before saying his evening prayers?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 26, 2011
Smokes or a trip to Paris? If you were offered a trial pack of cigarettes or a trip to Paris, which would you choose?
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 26, 2009
Absurdism, Surrealism, and Reality TV If he really wants a reality TV show . . .
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 15, 2010
Wallowing in Kriegschmerz Is Obama America's Winston Churchill?
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The Republican "Take-away" Agenda Do you ever see an Air Force Base holding a bake sale to buy a new fighter jet?
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Murrow, Murdoch, and Mandela Will any Lefties be left on radio after the first of the year?
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Bath salts, "rub-outs," and Litquake Are bath salts the latest fad for outlaws?
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Have The Four Freedoms become a triva answer? Has one of The Four Freedoms vanished?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 11, 2010
Depleted Uranium from the USA with love Could Houdini make the Iraqi WMD's disappear?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 19, 2010
You can never have enough money! ! ! Only two kinds of people can afford to run away to the South Pacific. Those who have no money and those who have a yacht.
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Visiting Treasure Island Is it too late to go to the 1940 World's Fair?
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On the Road (in a sidecar) Isn’t telling a homeless guy to get a job just a variation of the German philosophy “Arbeit Macht Frei”?
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Ignorance Is Strength An encounter with a homeless pan-handler leads the columnist to a lesson in photojournalism.
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Writing columns for fun OR money? How much money would Rush Limbaugh earn in the time it takes you to read this column?
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Got your Euthanasia Coaster tickets, yet? Will Bishop Romney win the November election with his plan to wave a magic wand, say "Poof! Be gone!" to the Recession, and will that raise any skepticism among journalists?
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Berkeley Journalism featured in Smoking Typewriters Did anyone in the Sixties not try smoking a banana peel?
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Obama to Liberal Bloggers: "I want to go waterskiing!" Is a blogger more like a bomber pilot or a fighter pilot?
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Time to say: "No way, San Jose!"? Who says exploiting sports fans isn't fun for the one percent of team owners?
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Truth becomes extinct Will a lying Bishop become President of the USA?
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Robot with a tip jar = proof times are bad? What better proof is there that times are tough than seeing a robot with a tip jar?
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Objectivity vs. Selfies Is Gonzo Journalism the verbal equivalent of a photographer's selfie?
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The case of the missing counterculture Is Obama using the XL Pipeline to teach Democrats how to enjoy S & M games?
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Desperately seeking the Hippie Hall of Fame Where would you build the Hippie Hall of Fame?
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 17, 2013
Dog Collars, Berkeley, and Fascism 101 Do big breed dogs lead their owners around on a leash?
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Return of the Imperial Presidency (2.0) If a columnist offends both liberals and conservatives equally, does that mean the material is “fair and balanced”?
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" . . . you're either on the bus or off the bus" When the vets get home, where's the funds for mental health care?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 17, 2013
The case of the missing photographs Just because a photo is ubiquitous on the internet, that doesn't mean that a columnist has permission to use that particular picture
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The Case of the Missing Man An old news photo adds a dash of history to the Occupy Sproul Plaza protest.
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Thank you, Dennis Miller! Has hypocrisy gotten a reprieve?
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Reading Bukowski for fun and profit Is it fun watching a swindle happen?
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Satori via Glenn Beck and Gandhi (?) Is Glenn Beck the modern day voice of passive resistance?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 15, 2011
It wasn't a "walk-off grand slam" Is "Peace" obsolete?
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Prospecting for Topics Bet you never heard about this WWII tragedy
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Report from Occupy Berkeley Photos taken Tuesday Oct. 18, 2011 at Occupy Berkeley CA
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AYSM? McCain's lies are becoming so obvious that it's getting embarrassing.
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Beating the Bloggers Blues in Berkeley CA Berkeley blogger battles on.
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Extortion for fun and political gain How many essential social programs do the Republicans want to cut? Is it five or six? Now, the Democrats have to ask themselves another question . . .
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Sing for your supper Are beggars just Republican Road Kill?
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Anonymous vs. BART PD in S. F. Monday's BART commute was interupted by a demonstration by folks from Anonymous
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Liberal Media under Siege? Will Liberal Media survive?
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"It can't happen here" A suicide hotline on the Golden Gate Bridge
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Making sense of a crazy year Time to wrap up (and assess) another year.
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Turnabout is fair play. It's time for the annual summer reading column.
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Make the pain go away What if painkillers just kill pain?
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The Case of the Sabotaged Christmas Carol A columnist asks Santa for a literary agent.
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The case of the drophead trolley car Bureaucratic boondoggles vs. austerity budget cuts: Will the Supreme Court of the United States defend the rights of the people?
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Resurrection of Occupy Cal Occupy Cal is back in the news.
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Leaked or Stolen? What will happen if Kim Jong Un can do the things that American Intelligence says he can't possibly do?
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 21, 2011
Republcians embrace Existentialism Has Boehner become an desciple of Albert Camus?
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The case of the electronic eavesdropping The marvel of three dot journalism is that the fall of Paris, Mick Jagger's 70th birthday and the Magic Bullet theory can all be mentioned in one column.
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Joe Sixpack Speaks Out What does the real Joe Sixpack think about the election?
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War, Repealing Child Labor Laws, and Chihuahuas Can America ever have enough wars?
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" . . . wires and lights in a box." Were the Sixties just on "pause" for a few years?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 4, 2011
A Columnist's encounter with friends of H. G. Wells Will you be going to the time travelers' World's Fair?
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" . . . you have done it unto me." Rough week for cartoonists.
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Elections, selections, and projections Tuesday is a big day for horse races of both the metaphorical and acutal kinds.
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Guns, justice, and yacht races The summer of 2013 is all about guns, marriages, and a national discussion about racism in the USA.
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Which is it? Is bigotry dead or not? Has the story arc for Journalism in America gone from Edward R. Murrow's "This is London calling" to a comic book hero with weird glasses in less that 75 years?
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 18, 2010
Murder for Fun and Profit at Bouchercon 41 Mystery writers and fans gathered in San Francisco to enjoy some murders.
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Is There Only One Bush Fan in San Francisco? San Francisco presents a variety of items of interest to a traveling Bush-basher.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 30, 2011
Isn't Life a Cabaret? Who said: "Live! Life's a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!"?
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So Many Causes, So Little Time This columnist's idea of a good cause is to volunteer to become the UCB cheerleaders' chaplan.
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Hecklegate eclipses Hackgate Does rude heckling trump real journalism?
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Newscast = Shell Game When the truth is found to be lies . . . and all the joy of newscasts die,. . . where will it end?
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Is Litquake decadent and depraved? Police shootings, drone strikes and assorted other topics were vying for attention this week.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 28, 2012
A Tale of Two (Giant) Cities They might be Giants but they are moving to another city.
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The Euphoric Victim Syndrome and the NY 26th Results What ever happened to the inspiring speeches in the Hollywood movies?
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Passing the torch -- a half century later Have things changed since the class of 1961 heard their commencement address?
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Pondering America's Greatest Shame The Republican National Convention will begin Monday and if historians were really as hip as they pretend, they would use the event to start the debate about what aspect of the Bush years, if any, qualifies as America's Greatest Shame.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 27, 2012
Photo Report on BB61 The USS Iowa (BB 61) is visiting Richmond CA before proceeding to the Los Angeles area.
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The Case of the Peripatetic Pundit Where should a hippie go after being everywhere?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 6, 2012
2012 = Fifties Flashbacks? How can Jack Kerouac, Mitt Romney, and Senator Joseph McCarthy be packed into one column?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 4, 2009
Fraudulent Journalism; It's Never Gonna Stop Has the pro Republican spin stopped?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 24, 2011
Nihilists Rule! Obama is down with the Bush wars. Are you?
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Perpetuating the Urban Legend of the Citizen Journalist If a blogger scoops the mainstream media, will they settle for second place or ignore the story?
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Revisiting the lessons of WWI After a century of progress, are things different in the United States?
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Requiem for a Mutt named Roscoe What is the cash value of your family dog?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 24, 2012
War, Ash Wednesday, and William Shatner Will Republicans call Obama "chicken" in November?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 14, 2011
"Network" and the Murdoch Scandal Was "Network" a "savagely funny" accurate prediction?
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Pot, guns, and doublethink Why are "liberal" states suddenly going conservative on the Pot issue?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 8, 2011
Justice or "Just us?" Is there something wrong with America's Judicial system?
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Got Tanks? Would Americans rather militarize the Police or continue social programs?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 16, 2011
Strike in Frisco evokes nostalgia Is the ghost of Freddie Francisco roaming the city with the cable cars that climb up to the stars?
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The case of the solipsistic columnist An existential columnist gets some unexpected evidence for his Post hoc ero propter hoc belief.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 25, 2011
Pundits' Turnabout Suddenly the pundit tables have turned.
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Is talk radio an endangered species? Could talk radio become extinct?
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The Golden Age of Thoughtcrimes Our new column asks this question: If Uncle Rushbo did an on the air reading of the transcript of some of Lenny Bruce's comedy routines, would Liberals defend or condemn it?
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 19, 2010
I'd rather be writing Science-fiction in Berkeley! Will Republicans vote funds for a Barack Obama Presidential Library?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Is Real Journalism doing the Chesire Cat Act? In this week's column theworldslaziestjournalist challenges the Dean of the Columbia School of Journalism to provide a definition of "quality journalists".
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 1, 2009
How to Spin for Fun and Profit Need spin? My spin on a trip to Australia and parallels to how conservative pundits will spin events.
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NFL, ISIS, and Scotland Scotland's Finest Hour?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 2, 2012
The Stepford Pundits? Can a 1940 film be relevant today?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 12, 2011
Oil, guns, and movies Don't most Americans believe that God didn't creat all men equal; Col. Colt did.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Learn to love an unexplained phenomenon Does everything that happens need an explanation?
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 22, 2009
Did Bush Shave Points? Was the US victory in Iraq as great and fast as it could have been?
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Crazy Talk Politics Endangered Species Day is a good time to ask: "Is Liberal Punditry becoming extinct?"
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Confession from a Columnist Can this columnist truthfully say: "I made Joe Biden the man he is today!"?
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 10, 2009
Bankers' Code of Ethics Does writing about the Bankers' code of ethics assume that they have one?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Big Darkness Soon Come How can an American refute the charge that Bush is a wimpy war criminal?
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Storytelling revival April 26 will be the day to remember Gurenica and tell stories.
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Acting Awards for Politicians? Should politicans be eligible for acting awards?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Revisiting 1984 Is there a certain irony in rereading 1984?
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The case of the missing Oscar Has the gangster in America been transformed into a mythological hero?
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Flower Power returns to Frisco How did the 4/20 event go at Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park?
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Come for the Game, Stay for the Vibes Is America Ready for the Last Love-In?
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When Put-downs = Punditry American Journalism responded to Bush more like the cowardly lion than heirs of Edward R. Murrow.
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Does Bush belong in the Punk Rock Hall of Fame? Yeah, he does. This column proves it.
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Update for Occupy Berkeley at Sproul Plaza The Occupy Sproul Plaza protest continued Thursday at University of California at Berkeley.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 19, 2009
"War Crimes" Memos Questioned Are the "war crimes" memos clever counterfeits?
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Is War a turn-on? Is war a crucible for love?
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The case of the search of a lost time Can America see the future in the rear-view mirror?
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Thinking outside the fact pattern Is there a deja vu aspect to the shipment of military advisers?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 13, 2015
Will Write Liberal Punditry for $$$ How can Liberals make punditry pay? They can"t!
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Seeing "Australia" in Australia Does it make any difference where the theater is, when you see a new movie?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 23, 2008
McCain and the "Phantom Punch" Is Senator McCain "taking a dive"?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 18, 2008
Three Questions What three questions would you ask President Bush?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 30, 2009
A Halloween Column to Scare Liberals Does the thought of a Jeb Bush Presidency scare you?
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 14, 2011
Did you hear Who is in this year's Name-dropping Championship? Does Celebrity Gossip get more readers than real news in the blogishpere?
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Guns, terrorism and impeachment Will the final result of Obama's charm offensive be impeachment proceedings?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 16, 2010
Reporting live from La-la Land . . . Could Washington D.C. steal the right to be called La-la Land from L. A.?
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The Ameche, Fatimas, and scoops Where should the National Society of Newspaper Columnist locate a (hypothetical) Columnists' Hall of Fame?
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American War Crimes as fodder for debate "You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred."
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Send Homeless Fan to SuperBowl? Is that a Homeless Person going to the SuperBowl?
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Report On The General Strike In Oakland The first general strike in the USA since 1946.
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Snapshots Speak Louder than Memories Are faded Snapshots worthy of inclusion in the novel?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 11, 2010
First Installment of "Rove for Rush" Can Karl Rove talk the talk? If he gets the nod for some return engagements, he may need a distinctive theme song. Might we suggest the Horst Wessel Song, Die Fahne hoch ("The Flag Up High")? If Rove needs a distinctive adoring caller greeting phrase, how about "mega-sieg heils, Karl!"?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 3, 2011
Twin Cities? All news is not created equal.
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The Gray Nomads Going farther South than Fla. for the Winter could mean a trip to Ayers Rock.
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It takes one to know one Is Der Spiegel being too critical of America?
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Photo report from San Francisco The word of the day at AT&T Park in San Francisco, before the start of Game 1, was "ebullient."
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"All's Fair in Love and War!"? ? ? Are the folks who advocated a War Crimes Trial for George W. Bush learning that "turnabout is fair play"?
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Pasadena = Car-spotting Capital of the World! ! ! Can the Little Old Lady from Pasadena still be seen on Colorado Blvd.?
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Flugtag Photo Report Some aircraft at the Flugtag competition float like a butterfly others sink like a stone.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 7, 2012
That voice sounds familiar . . . You know that voice. Who is it?
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Revisiting Murrow's "Orchestrated Hell" Has the mainstream media, in a very hectic week, overlooked the Robin Hood Tax story?
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Play a Game of War? Game of War? News Flash: for those who lost arms and legs it was never a game.
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Got (Movie Trivia) Questions? Is something wrong when Bishop Romney promises to solve the social problems listed in Henry Miller's book, "The Air Conditioned Nightmare," written during WWII?
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Filibusters, Gun Control, and Jafsie " . . . a trial with a judge, jury, everything . . . then we'll hang ya!"
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Photo report for BART strike The Bay Area Rapid Transit system was hit by a strike Monday. Here is a photo report on what it looked like in Berkeley CA
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Taxes, Wars, and Jobs Does 2012 = 1968?
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Politics in the post Absurdism era Where has all the oil produced in Iraq gone?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 19, 2009
Ambush Alert! Are the electronic voting machines going to be used to ambush Latino voters in Colorado?
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Happy National Columnist's Day The Annual Celebration of National Columnist's Day is Here!
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 15, 2013
The Overgovernmentalizing of America? Are conservative talk show hosts, who believe that there is too much government, hypocrites when it comes to FCC mandated word restrictions? What happens when a Bar Area pundit tests a local duo?
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Malibu Memories in SF Decades from now, hat will you remember about this week?
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Barroom Brawl Ethics Are capitalists more unethical than barroom brawlers?
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La-la land and Political Punditry What goes through the mind of a columnist waiting for the Oscars and Sequestration?
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 14, 2010
What if "these are the good old days" and no one tells you? It's ubercool to appreciate "the good old days" while they are happening.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 23, 2012
Republicans, pawns, and game changers Political commentary hasn't had to contend with a game changer like Tuesday's Illinois results since Linden B. Johnson told Americans, on March 31, 1968, that he wouldn't seek reelection.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 7, 2011
Visions of Kesey Is America on the Crazy bus?
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Multiple Meltdowns The week of March 6 to March 12, 2011 presented a multitude of items that begged for the use of the word "meltdown."
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 4, 2009
Pundits Trapped in a Quagmire If you can't say something nice about President Obama, is it true that you shouldn't say anything at all.
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Got Dueling Perceptions? Does using the phrase "conspiracy theory" in a political discussion indicate the same result as when a chess player says "check and checkmate!"?
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Radio Memories What's not to like about a column that isn't about ACA?
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Are photo agencies becoming passe? Have stock shot photo agencies become extinct?
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Rush to war; repent at leisure Does America's appetite for war mean a susceptibility to a smooth sales talk?
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Got regional splits? On the Internets a column has gotta have accompanying illustrations to get readers.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 13, 2009
Memories on Remembrance Day What happens when people who vow that they "will never forget," forget?
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Rush 24/7? Liberal talk radio does the Cheshire cat disappearing act.
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Sucker punches, Books, and Road Films Should it be called "The Crazy War"?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Hangover Syndrome What does the election of President-elect Obama mean?
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Got Tourist Attractions? Did the tourists in San Francisco miss seeing Elvis Christ earlier this week?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 4, 2013
Books for folks with wanderlust What travel advise can an old hippie give to a retired Army Col.?
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The case of the pontificating pundits Do idealists still tilt at windmills?
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The case of the missing VA bill Where did the much touted help for the Veteran Hospitals go?
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 17, 2010
POTUS-spotting in 2010 Will 2012 be deja vu for Bush critics?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 3, 2010
A place in the Existentialists Hall of Fame for 43? Is George W. Bush one of the world's leading existentialists?
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 30, 2008
This Is Winning the War on Terrorism? Journalists are covering the wars but isn't it time for someone to go out on the road and write about the New Great Depression?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 15, 2009
Salvaging Obama's Legacy What will Obama's legacy be?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 30, 2011
The Gonzo President Evidence? Who needs evidence?
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Shamrocks and Whiskey Was Che Guevara able to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
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Gonzo, facts, and drinks Does drinking and journalism go together like ham and eggs?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Occupy Sproul Plaza The OWS protests spread to a place where Protest history was made almost 50 years ago.
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Lakeview school sit-in photo report Parents and teachers in Oakland protested school closings Monday.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 28, 2009
Take them to court? Is it time for a class action suit?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 22, 2010
The Brinker-Quixote Syndrome makes life a challenge Electronic Voting Machines = the emperor's new clothes
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Stay calm and phone on! Doesn't debating the Patriot Act on June 7, 2013 fall into the category of locking the barn door after the horse has been stolen?
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 15, 2011
A night at the moives The Gremans wore gray, you wore blue.
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Lindbergh, the Jazz Singer, and ACA Are there any good books to read while the ACA debate rages for the next three years?
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Waiting for Election Day The book wrangler rides again with this round-up column.
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Recycling Beat Protests Join the rising tide of conformity! ?
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"Are there any Republicans in the house tonight?" Will this be remembered as "the summer of apologies"?
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The Wolves are at the door If having a famous politician for a father makes you qualified to be President; then does having famous founding members of the Beat Generation for parents make you a Beatnik?
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Republican Strategy Playbook = a cook book? Should the Democrats embrace hypocrisy?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Delirium in Sydney Aussies thrilled by Obama win.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 12, 2010
Kodachrome R. I. P. The End (of Kodachrome) is at hand.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 10, 2013
The case of the disappearing elephant Can Americans really be sure of anything?
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 17, 2009
Pig in a (trauma) blanket Pitting tree-huggers against patriotic conservatives?
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History happens! What's the difference between celebrity gossip, news, and History?
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 14, 2011
Photo Report from Oakland The only image for news photographers and TV crews in Oakland, Monday morning, was DWP workers doing their jobs.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 5, 2011
Look at all those Republicans, Tonto! Is good bad? Is bad now good?
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 7, 2009
Tough Assignment Wars and eccnomic chaos makes writing a funny column rather difficult.
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"Someday Never Comes" "No" for an ban on automatic weapons and "Yes" to a new war?
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Tracking down "local color" When a writer from the Great Gray Lady arrives on Muscle Beach where does he turn to get the historic background for a news story about local politics?
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 28, 2010
Do Republicans have a God-given right to be disingenuous? Did the Supreme Court hand Republicans another early Christmas gift?
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Celebrating National Columnists’ Day Are columnists becoming an extinct species?
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Got guns? Is it time again for the liberal pundits to take cheap shots at gun control?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 17, 2012
Texas Chainsaw Dynasty? Will the Republican convention remind some pundits of Wes Craven's movie sequels?
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Better Late than Never Isn't it time you read "On a Clear Day You Can See General Motors"?
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Should Santa arm his Elves? An invasion robbery at Santa's toy factory could ruin millions of children's Christmas so the Elves must be issue guns now!
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 17, 2009
National Columnists Day Returns Columnists honor Ernie Pyle on National Columnists Day
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Got hydrophobia? Do the Democrats have a special prayer to use on St. Sithney's day?
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'Tis the Season to Write Songs Who doesn't want a Royalty check every Christmas?
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 18, 2009
Hara-kiri Awards for Journalists? Some "journalists" want to give Bush a "get out of jail" card?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 4, 2012
May Day, OWS, and JEB Do Liberals want JEB?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Rush to Gluttony Would Oliver Twist have found more porridge in a dumpster?
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 9, 2009
Suggesting the Suggestion Box Idea Is it time for a national brainstorming session?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 14, 2008
Keeping You in the Dark How did Houdini make an elephant disappear?
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 11, 2011
Peas and bandages? Can a columnist do a trend-spotting story about political punditry?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 20, 2011
More of the same in Oakland A new Occupy Oakland site was set up late Saturday and gone by Sunday morning.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 4, 2010
G-o-o-o-o-d Morning Kabul! In the future, what songs will be used to conjure up Bush era nostalgia?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Accepting the Bipartisanship Challenge Can bipartisanship be used to work against the Republicans?
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 2, 2008
The VP Candidate as Wedge Issue When will the MSM ask Sarah Palin questions that actually reflect her preparedness for being VP or prez? Put her on Meet the Press and Larry King and Democracy Now. Ask her tough questions, not fluff. And then, look at how nice a profile she cuts-- a Karl Rove profile.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 4, 2010
Drinks, Dreams, and Revisiting China Basin "Of all the gin joints in all the world . . ."
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The annual National Columnists' Day column A columnist celebrates National Columnists' Day by taking a nostalgic look back at a legendary namesake.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Citizen McKKKane A fictional look at what would happen if the US voted for censorship of the press.
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Is Democracy imitating the Cheshire Cat? In the era of pat-downs and scans at the airports, is it really that easy for a comedian with a plate of shaving cream to get onto the floor of Parliament?
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Political gridlock Where were you in '63?
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No Quagmire Left Behind Is the expression "partisan politics" dog whistle code-speak for "double standard"?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 25, 2008
"Of course, he is!" The chance to ask someone who worked on the World War II war crime trial of Tojo their opinion on George W. Bush's guilt was a golden opportunity.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 10, 2008
The Full Catastrophe Let's break out the booze and go dancing! ! !
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Champaign, Caviar, and Austerity Budgets Will the financial cliff provide Republicans with a "Please don't throw me in the briar patch" style payoff?
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 31, 2011
Noir City, Gaslight, and War Crimes Did Bush administration officials copy the playbook from the film "Gaslight"?
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 5, 2010
Revisiting the 1984 Memory Hole Will 2012 be 1984 all over again?
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 4, 2008
Bush-bashing Addicts Face "Cold Turkey" Cure The bail-out passed. Are American citizens beat?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 22, 2009
Get less for your $ Are newspaper publishers laughing at their readeres?
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 5, 2009
Money to Burn Not a good time to see your money go up in smoke?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 27, 2010
Blocking legitmate elections Do the electronic voting machines equate with the Condor Legion?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 16, 2012
Déj- vu in Afghanistan? Going forward into the past with President Obama
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 4, 2010
"We won't be back, 'til it's over, over there . . ." Chicken on the run, or (more) war on the way?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 9, 2012
Going Gonzo at the GDC Was this past week part of a video game, or did it really happen?
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Indolence Awards Why not give awards for laziness?
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 29, 2009
Propagating a Bogus Prediction Blogs will replace newspapers after cows and pigs are taught to fly.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Smoke, Mirrors, and Fox News Have American Journalists betrayed the ideals and principles of Robert Capa?
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Busy day in S. F. for Tourists Exciting day in S. F. for tourists
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Got information gridlock? Was criticism of Mitt omitted from the debate analysis?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 2, 2013
(Gun) Violence is as American as cheery pie How long did it take to break the New Year's Resolutions in your pad?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Support Vigilante Journalism Would the term "Vigilante Journalism" sound more macho than "Citizen Journalists"?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 19, 2010
The Case of the Missing Trend-spotting Story Why aren't the media explaining how the complete U-turn happened?
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Burgers, pizza and tourists What ever happened to Liars' Poker?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 11, 2008
Republican Spruikers Is accountability extinct?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 25, 2009
Subliminal (but Friendly) Persuasion Republican talking points as journalism = salesmanship.
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Pot, guns, and tears Where can you find a column that includes mentions of Edward R. Murrow, Steve McQueen, Jack Kerouac, and George Taki? Right here, right now.
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Scoops, Yucks, and Ratings Is it fair for a columnist to take some old criticism of Bush, change the name of the President and re-post it?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 20, 2009
A Question about exceptions to the exceptions for Charlie Krauthammer Mr. Krauthammer: What if the terrorist suspect was your mother?
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The Case of the Missing Fugitive Will the Pope's retirement package be renegotiated due to Austerity Budget measures?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 28, 2012
Got Referees? Will the "referees" give a win to the wrong team in November?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 16, 2012
Got Nostalgia? Will Mitt's spin team plagiarize the 1968 Nixon playbook?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 3, 2009
Is Your Cash Register Half Full or Half Empty? Are "journalists" ignoring real news?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 25, 2010
America's free press imitates the Cheshire cat Has freedom of the press disappeared?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 6, 2010
"I want to thank the members of the Academy . . ." Stunt doubles deserve their own Oscar?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 19, 2010
Where is America's National War Museum? Australian has a National War Museum. The United States has yet to build a National War Museum. Why?
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Don't Do As I Do . . . Has America lost its moral authority?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 3, 2008
He Said; She Said Watching the debate may have been a lot like being a cop answering a domestic dipuste call
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 2, 2009
So many topics . . . Is there more to life than Republican talking points?
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 13, 2009
"Heads, I Win; Tails, You Lose!" Debate cheating methods are for conservatives only.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 25, 2009
The Golden Age of Hypocrisy Is the Golden Age of Hypocrisy dead?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 10, 2008
Yellow-billed Magpie in Peril Maybe the Sixties aren't really over?
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 31, 2010
It's only Banalysis (on Fox) but they like it, like it, yes they do! Analysis that's banal = banalysis
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The Joe Namath Lesson for Political Pundits If a sports editor says "Never say 'Never,'" what should political pundits do?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 16, 2008
A Signing Statement for "Thou Shalt Not Kill." Have churches found a "signing statement" for "Thou Shalt Not Kill"?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 14, 2008
Remembrance Day Many died in America's wars and now Bush is just going to walk away?

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