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Give ‘Em a Chance

June 17th, 2006 · No Comments

I’m getting down to the wire on the Bar Exam, so don’t expect to see a lot of commentary here for awhile. (Oh for the days when I had reliable guest columnists!) Don’t miss reading Patt Morrison’s op-ed column about ex-felons, though. Without your help, significant problems loom for us all.

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Whatever Happened to Teaching?

June 9th, 2006 · No Comments

I’ll be one of the first people to admit that American diets need some help. And while I don’t think it’s exclusively children who need the help, an argument can be made that they need it the most. Still, it seems to me some Pennsylvania schools are going a bit too far in their “wellness […]

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Big Blogger: Toward a Safer World?

May 23rd, 2006 · No Comments

Yahoo! reports that a high school in Illinois is going to start monitoring students’ blogs. On the one hand, I understand this. People want to feel safe. They want their children to be safe. Yet I can’t help but wonder what the world would have been like if the Founders of this nation — who […]

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Gallaudet Protest

May 22nd, 2006 · 1 Comment

As I’m tied up studying for the California State Bar Examination, there’s not much time for other activities, particularly blogging. I was recently contacted by someone connected with Gallaudet University, asking me to help them with a legal issue. Of course, as I am not yet an attorney, I had to inform him that I […]

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The Absurdity of Binary Choices

February 21st, 2006 · No Comments

I’ve just about given up blogging for a combination of reasons. It started with — and this is still the primary reason for my silence — my feelings that America has become the Land of the Zombies. For whatever reason, Americans have decided they’re happy to have the status of serfs, not seen since the […]

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No Remedy for Lack of Time

December 5th, 2005 · 1 Comment

After the damage done to my blog by Aplus.net, I’ve tried to start writing daily again. I really haven’t had time to detail what happened, so those readers I still have are left wondering about my cryptic references to what happened. Unfortunately, it’s probably going to remain that way for at least a week. Suffice […]

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Ennui & Injustice

December 2nd, 2005 · 2 Comments

It’s difficult for me to understand certain things. Why — really — are we so apathetic about what’s happening around us? I was talking to a local attorney this morning about a case. Without going into specifics — even though I wouldn’t be discussing anything that wasn’t already public record — I wrote a motion […]

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Looting & Finding: Racism in America?

September 5th, 2005 · 1 Comment

There’s been some talk — I don’t know how much, because, frankly, I haven’t had time to do a lot of news- or blog-reading lately — about the possibility that the Bush Administration moved so slowly to help those stranded in New Orleans because they were black. Nancy Giles stated this most forcefully on Sunday, […]

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Wal-Mart & Evolution

May 9th, 2005 · 5 Comments

As I read this story on CBS News Online today, it occurred to me that it’s a damn fine thing there was a Wal-Mart ad sitting atop the page. The Wal-Mart ad asks, “Are you about to get a new Wal-Mart?” and invites you to visit walmartfacts.com to learn more about how the company benefits […]

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Get Back In The Damn Closet!

April 1st, 2005 · 4 Comments

Goody! An opportunity to write about something other than Terri Schiavo! As occasionally happens here, a comment posted by a reader of Unspun™ inspired a response from me. And as perhaps happens too often here, my response seemed long enough and — in this case, anyway — seemed to carry the conversation far enough from […]

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