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Thursday's Loose Thread 17 

Is there some explanation for why all of the problems and needs of children are funneled into that tiny window of time available just before school departures? You can comment on this or anything else right here.

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 1, 2009

MONDAY, AUG. 31, 2009

The vicious economic cycle 84 

A recent article notes that it will be difficult for the economy to sustain a recovery if people continue to get laid off, furloughed and save money, rather than spend it. Of course, they're saving the money out of uncertainty over their futures. A WSJ...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 28, 2009

The Health Care thread 162 

Since the health care debate is approaching the importance of Obama's birth certificate, thought I'd give it its own thread, so we can keep the debate in one place. I'll kick it off with this:People scoff at the possible savings with Medicare. Too hard! Have...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 27, 2009

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26, 2009

TUESDAY, AUG. 25, 2009

Tuesday's Loose Thread 40 

Back to school. Salvation Army supplies drained. Cost about $70 to buy supplies for my third-grader. I don't recall this school supply frenzy when I was a kid. Thoughts on yet another lovely day?

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MONDAY, AUG. 24, 2009

FRIDAY, AUG. 7, 2009

Friday's Loose Thread 83 

“The ant is knowing and wise, but he doesn't know enough to take a vacation” -- Clarence DaySonia is in, so is Mobiusflu shots loom, not matter how odiousRescue this thread with thoughts from your head

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THURSDAY, AUG. 6, 2009


TUESDAY, AUG. 4, 2009

Tuesday's Loose Thread 77 

Would a Cash for Clunkers program work here? Trade in your tired, worn arguments for brand new ones? What would it take to get you into a new mindset today? Hurry! Offer ends at 8:26 am.

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MONDAY, AUG. 3, 2009

FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2009

Friday's Loose Thread 35 

Everybody's working for the weekend. OK, that song is dated. Not only is everyone not working, not everyone gets the weekend off. But that's only two reasons that song is awful.Random thoughts here.

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TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2009

MONDAY, JULY 27, 2009

FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2009

Gary Crooks
Gary Crooks joined The Spokesman-Review in 1997. He is editor of the Opinion section and a member of the Editorial Board.

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