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FRIDAY, FEB. 12, 2010

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THURSDAY, JAN. 28, 2010

TUESDAY, JAN. 26, 2010

MONDAY, JAN. 25, 2010

Monday's Loose Thread 

This video is from "Ukraine's Got Talent." Using sand and a light box, an artist depicts the World War II invasion and the toll from the three-year occupation. Her performance is so powerful that the audience is reduced to tears. Do you ever wonder what...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 21, 2010

Large scale HC reform is dead 286 

That's what it looks like anyway. Pelosi won't be able to get the votes needed to pass the Senate bill. Meanwhile, the Senate bill needs 60 votes and now has 59 (at best).Scott Brown says he's open to working with Democrats on a bill. He...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 19, 2010

Awareness test 

Try this test. It relates to this issue.So any legislation that singles out hand-held cell phone use misses the point. It's the head, not the hands.

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13, 2010

Wednesday's Loose Thread 17 

Thought this was interestnig. Will passing health reform make Obama more popular? Not if you wanted it to do more. Not if you wanted it to do less. Not if didn't want it in the first place. Those are today's views. Will they change? In...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 12, 2010

MONDAY, JAN. 11, 2010

Best presidents, according to Libertarians 20 

A Libertarian's ranking of presidents. Would be interested in gmorton's thoughts.This ranking puts some of the more obscure presidents at the top. Van Buren, Cleveland, Tyler, Coolidge, Taylor. It doesn't think very highly of the guys on Mount Rushmore.Would Bob Barr, the most recent Libertarian...

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Photo red 

There are red-light cameras all over the Phoenix Metro area. Was fearful that I had run a light recently while on vacation, but that depends on when the camera clicks. The light was yellow when I entered. Guess I'll find out soon.What do you think...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 5, 2010

MONDAY, JAN. 4, 2010

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 30, 2009

TUESDAY, DEC. 29, 2009

Headlines for 2010 80 

So what are some headlines you'd like to see in the coming year? Off the top of my head:"Media ignore celebrities"; "City, state, federal workers agree to pay cuts"; "Jobless rate plunges"; "Trader Joe's buys YMCA site"; "Eyman to head budget-cutting panel."What are your headlines?

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MONDAY, DEC. 28, 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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