Category Archives: Tom’s Tidbits

Tom’s Tidbits- The silver lining

Greetings! As Karl Rove was spinning the 2012 Republican collapse, FOX’s Megyn Kelly famously asked “Is this just math that you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better, or is this real?”  As the Dems try to spin … Continue reading

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Posted in 2014 November, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits | Comments Off

Tom’s Tidbits- Can we solve ANY problems anymore?

Greetings! In last month’s newsletter, on the heels of the riots in Ferguson, Missouri, we offered several articles on abuses in the justice system.   Since then Ferguson has faded from the headlines but the issues it brought out remain.   Each … Continue reading

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Posted in 2014 October, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Tom’s Tidbits- Cops and Courts gone wild

Greetings! Now that the protests and over-the-top police actions have stopped in Ferguson, Missouri, the story has all but dropped from the headlines. Deprived of potential “if it bleeds it leads” video, the media swarm has moved on to greener … Continue reading

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Posted in 2014 September, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits | Comments Off

Tom’s Tidbits- Inversion? Diversion. It’s EVASION!

Greetings! I’ve been hearing a new term bouncing around the media lately.  Washington’s most recent faux outrage involves “inversion”.  Inversion is a process by which a corporation purchases an overseas competitor or partner, transfers its mailing address to the new … Continue reading

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Posted in 2013 August, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits | Comments Off

Tom’s Tidbits-  Please, just stop talking.

Greetings! It was just over a year ago, in April of 2013, that ISIS officially announced its existence.  Just over a year!  We’ve spent the last three months of this year watching them sweep through Iraq, destroying the sham borders … Continue reading

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Posted in 2014 July, Features, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Politics, Tom's Tidbits | Comments Off

Tom’s Tidbits- DON’T end money in politics… at least not this way!

Greetings! Bills to amend the Constitution are finally moving through the Senate and House that are supposed to address what I see as one of the most crucial issues facing our country… the toxic doctrine of Corporate Personhood.  I WANT … Continue reading

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Posted in 2014 June, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Politics, Tom's Tidbits | Comments Off

Tom’s Tidbits- Democracy’s dead, so what’s the cure?

Greetings! A recent study documented the obvious… our government doesn’t give a damn about the wishes of the American people.  Martin Gilens of Princeton and Benjamin Page of Northwestern studied more than 1800 policy initiatives from 1981 to 2002, and … Continue reading

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Posted in 2014 May, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Tom’s Tidbits- The McCutcheon Fiasco

Greetings! One thing on my mind this month: the abominable Supreme Court decision in the McCutcheon v. FEC case.    Shaun McCutcheon contributed to 17 candidates in 2011-2012, and wanted to support 11 more.  His contributions were all under the per-candidate … Continue reading

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Posted in 2014 April, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits | Comments Off

Tom’s Tidbits- Finally… local radio returns to Portland’s airwaves!

Greetings! 488 days… that’s how long we’ve been without, informative, local, actual-over-the-air talk radio in Portland.  3 days… that’s how long until it returns.  In three short days, on March 15, XRAY-FM will bring community-based radio back to the Rose … Continue reading

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Posted in 2014 March, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Tom’s Tidbits- Football is ready to stand alone

Greetings! The SuperBowl is one of the few remaining events Americans all gather together for.  108.4 million people watched this year’s game, while by contrast 125.5 million people watched the last episode of M*A*S*H (the highest rated TV show ever).  … Continue reading

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Posted in 2014 February, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits, Uncategorized | Comments Off