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Meltdown & Revival

May 28th, 2010 · No Comments

I was going to call this post, “California Dreamin’” because what finally broke through my “not writing on Unspun™” barrier has to do with California’s pension “crisis,” which is really just one more aspect of California’s generalized budgetary crisis. But given what’s going on around the rest of the country, “Meltdown” seemed the more appropriate […]

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Tags: Administrivia · Blogs & Blogging · California · Economy · Government

Let Safety Ring

December 14th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Over on the blog, Defending People: The Art and Science of Criminal Defense Lawyering, after a post titled “Thoughts on a Hanging,” a character named “Y” comments: Wait. A. Minute. How can we have real liberty if we lack safety? How is a man free to “pursue happiness” — another key phrase to our country’s […]

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Tags: General Social Issues · Government · Homeland Security · Political · Privacy · Social Issues · Uncategorized

They Say Common Cents Is The First Thing To Go

November 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

City Collector Debora Marcoccio of Attleboro, Massachusetts, says, “My question is, how come it wasn’t paid when the (original) bills went out?” It’s easy to understand why  Marcoccio wants to know: the city spent 42 cents on a stamp to bill a blind woman who “underpaid” her water bill by one penny — let’s not […]

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Tags: Government

The Postman Never Rings Once

November 12th, 2004 · 5 Comments

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Tags: Government