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A Matter Of Opinion archive for July 2010


MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010

FRIDAY, JULY 23, 2010

Friday's loose thread 33 

What, another week almost over? So soon?Time to dangle a loose thread at A Matter of Opinion for anyone who wants to (borrowing an expression from my distant, decadent youth) tie one on. One topic for conversation, that is.

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Push 'em back, push 'em back 44 

U.S. District Judge Stefan Underhill in Connecticut ruled this week that competitive college cheerleading does not qualify as a sport under Title IX. The decision comes in a case filed over Quinnipiac University's plans to drop volleyball and replace it with a competitive cheerleading program....

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TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010

Kagan moves on 10 

The conservative website GOPUSA called on South Carolinians to hang their heads in shame over Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham's decision to vote in favor of confirming Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court. Graham, the ranking Republican of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was the only...

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City will do the heavy lifting 

The Spokane City Council voted 5-2 last night to retain responsibility for inspecting elevators here. The alternative was to turn the statutorily mandated work over to the state, which every other city in Washington except Seattle has already done.Either way, under current practices, the work...

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MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010

MONDAY, JULY 12, 2010

The July 12 thread 66 

Anyone watch "Treme"? Just finished the first season. It's about a cast of characters and their lives after Katrina. If you liked "The Wire", you'll like this. Terrific story-telling. David Simon, a former reporter for the Baltmore Sun, is a genius, as far as I'm...

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July 6 Loose Thread 40 

Recently finished "The Big Short" by Michael Lewis. He also wrote "Liar's Poker", another excellent book about Wall Street. This one is about the oddball characters who saw through the housing bubble and bet big that it would burst. One of them has Asperger's Syndrome...

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