Monthly Archives: February 2018

We led the Winter Olympics in big talk and meager results

The recently concluded Winter Olympics were a big disappointment for the U.S. Olympic team, its worst performance in 20 years. The U.S. team managed to collect just 23 medals, and almost half of them were in sports we invented. To … Continue reading

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QUICK HITS: The carpetbagger has the money

Jordan Fife, the new owner of the National Hotel, says he’s not a “carpetbagger.” That may be true, but the outfit that Fife said is financing the $5 million facelift, Eastern Real Estate, is a Boston firm that still hasn’t … Continue reading

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Is Diaz vulnerable after his run-in with the supervisors?

It may just be a coincidence that two challengers to county Clerk/Recorder Gregory DiazĀ  surfaced after his recent dust-up with the Board of Supervisors, but I doubt it. Diaz ran unopposed four years ago and appeared to be sailing toward … Continue reading

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Be sure to check this out tonight

“All the President’s Men,” the Oscar-winning movie about how two young reporters at the Washington Post exposed the Watergate scandal, will be broadcast at 9 p.m. tonight on TCM (channel 37 if you live in SuddenLink country). The serious movie … Continue reading

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Local progressive politics on the installment plan

Hilary Hodge describes her campaign to unseat District 3 supervisor Dan Miller as a “grass-roots” effort, as befits her image as a progressive. And the $30,427.68 in cash she raised from August 1 to December 31 is the product of … Continue reading

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A lot of football fans are afraid Patriots will win the Super Bowl

A lot of football fans are rooting for Philadelphia to win the Super Bowl Sunday because they hate New England, but they’re also afraid the Patriots will figure out a way to win the game. So I’m expecting a lot … Continue reading

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