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‘With All Due Respect, That’s a Bunch of Malarkey’: Decoding the Debate Smile

This Presidential election has resurrected a very interesting dichotomy — The “debate smile.” Urban Dictionary says it is a forced smile that a person in the spotlight (in this case we can clearly look at our candidates) adopts in reaction to an opponent’s attack during a verbal spar. This smile, in theory, saves face in […]

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A City Council for All of Us

Yesterday, I had the fortune to launch on Zennie62 and also, get respond to some queries on Love, Health and Advocacy. I first met Tanya Love when she came to a house/store party I had in Uptown at Inkwell Tattoo Studio in February. I have been excited to watch how she has covered the Oakland […]

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Laser focus on jobs

The good news as Wall Street gives a thumbs-down to the “No taxes, No jobs” deficit-ceiling-deal (with its built-in automatic spending cuts virtually certain to kick in amid more Congressional gridlock) is that U.S. crude oil futures ended Thursday at $86.63 a barrel in New York — down $5.30! The bad news is that oil […]

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Might Romney or Bachmann unseat President Obama?

Not in 2012. The debate last night showed there’s still room for national-caliber candidates, which is probably why Ambassador Huntsman is set to jump in. While Huntsman comes as no surprise to pundits, he needs the national exposure now if he’s to have name recognition to run for 2016. And that’s what last night was […]

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My thoughts on Trump versus Romney

I think it’s safe to assume that there will remain a certain non-trivial segment of the electorate that isn’t so much “for” anything as they are, to put it in plain words, “against President Obama.” Their numbers will fluctuate some, and their fervor (which is to say, willingness to make noise) is likely to increase […]