Monthly Archives: November 2020

Kings’ latest moves show team culture is hard to change

When the Sacramento Kings fired general manager Vlade Divac and replaced him with Monte McNair, the move was intended to change the culture—winning, instead of losing. But culture is hard to change, as McNair demonstrated during the NBA’s recent free … Continue reading

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LaMalfa backs Trump’s election fraud fantasy, others are silent

Republican officials who backed Donald Trump’s right to contest the election results in court remained silent as Trump tried to engineer a coup by pressuring state Republicans to ignore the voting results and pick their own electors. Some of them … Continue reading

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Conferences that give athletes the chance to become students

Universities with big-time athletic programs like to advance the myth that their student-athletes (emphasis on “student”) are there to get an education. Never mind that they are valued as the main cogs in multi-million dollar sports operations, and that some … Continue reading

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Nevada County inundated by blue wave that dried-up elsewhere

The blue wave practically inundated the partisan races contested in Nevada County’s general election, even if the wave barely made it ashore in the rest of the country. There’s really no argument about this anymore. As the last three general … Continue reading

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You can thank Trump for our failure to control COVID-19

America’s anti-science president came out of hiding last week to take credit for a COVID-19 vaccine that is being developed by private drug companies with little help from the government. The vaccine work is being done under a Donald Trump … Continue reading

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Magical thinking from his supporters will keep Trump relevant

Some liberals are expressing dismay that Donald Trump managed to get so many votes even if they weren’t enough to get him reelected president. If anything, his base has actually expanded in the last four years. The counting isn’t done … Continue reading

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