Category Archives: Tom’s Tidbits

Comparing apples and oranges

Greetings! We’re still 16 months out from the Presidential election, but it sure didn’t look like it last week.  There’s no shortage of things to talk about concerning the Republican debates, but I was more struck by the contrast between … Continue reading

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Tom’s Tidbits- Green Job Creation

Greetings! Yesterday was a good day for Oregon because a completely useless and damaging law was changed.  While I won’t be rushing out to exercise this new found freedom, I’m happy for other reasons.  The idea that a plant that … Continue reading

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Tom’s Tidbits for June

Hopefully… a look beyond the labels Greetings! I try to view the world without the distortion of a “Left” or “Right” prism; labels seldom add value or understanding to complex issues. I hate labels, and maybe there’s a potential for … Continue reading

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Tom’s Tidbits- Trans-Pacific Tidbits

Greetings! Here’s a rule that’s served me well over the years… whenever someone tries to rush me into signing something, I don’t sign.  Even if it seems like a great deal I do not, on principle, sign anything in a … Continue reading

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Tom’s Tidbits- More noise, less news

More noise, less news Greetings! Despite the humiliation of the letter from the 47 Senators last month, and hopefully with or without the US; Russia, China, France, the UK, Germany, and Iran will continue moving towards a peaceful deal on … Continue reading

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Tom’s Tidbits- 47 Senators wrote a letter to regret

Republicans and Democrats disagree about everything, but at the center of any argument there’s usually some central idea that transcends the spin.  I try to keep my eye on that ball, the core issue, ignore the partisan hype, and then … Continue reading

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Tom’s Tidbits- A “thank you” to be proud of

Greetings! I enjoy this “Tidbits” column because it usually gives me a chance to vent a little bit of frustration, but not this month.  This month I have something to be proud and excited about that I’m much happier to … Continue reading

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Tom’s Tidbits for January 2015

Hope for 2015?  Don’t hope.  Get involved! Greetings! As I sat down to write this month’s Tidbits, I learned that Ted Cruz will become the new head of the Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness.  Having him anywhere near … Continue reading

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Tom’s Tidbits- Pardon Bush and Cheney

Greetings! Every apologist for the Bush/Cheney Torture Report starts with “Let’s go back to the fearful days after 9-11…” The implication is “wouldn’t you do the same thing”?  OK, let’s play their game… let’s go back to when Americans were … Continue reading

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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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