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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May 28th, 2010 · No Comments
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 [...]
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 [...]
November 12th, 2004 · 5 Comments