Monthly Archives: June 2016

They don’t make leaders like Ike anymore

Today is the 72nd anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Europe, and it reminds me of something Dwight Eisenhower did then that would never happen today. Eisenhower was the supreme allied commander in Europe, responsible for the planning and execution … Continue reading

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Richard Anderson’s no candidate for a profile in courage

Supervisor Richard Anderson, who is currently running unopposed for reelection in District 5, was the only supervisor to oppose the “emergency” ordinance that bans outdoor cultivation of medical marijuana and limits indoor grows to 12 plants. Anderson refused to jump … Continue reading

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More magical thinking in the Queen of the Northern Mines

I don’t care if Measure Y in Nevada City passes–this is the sort of issue that only the town’s self-absorbed residents could get passionate about–but I couldn’t help notice the mayor’s attitude toward the town’s declining share of the Transient … Continue reading

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Splash Brothers didn’t wow the so-called college experts

The Golden State Warriors open defense of their NBA title tonight against Cleveland, and their success will depend a great deal on how well guards Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, aka, the Splash Brothers, perform in the best-of-seven series. Some … Continue reading

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Fox Business: A chip off the old block

I heard a couple of years ago that the same great folks who brought you Fox News were launching Fox Business to compete with CNBC and Bloomberg for the upscale types who concern themselves with business, finance and investments. Until … Continue reading

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