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Entries by David Macaray from 10/2012

They're Called "Scabs" for a Reason

| Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

Once a strike is settled -- win, lose, or draw -- the full-time, invested workers get their jobs back, and the temporary workers leave. The jobs they've been poaching don't belong to them.

10 Questions Jim Lehrer Should Have Asked the Candidates

| Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics
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Jim Lehrer, moderator of Wednesday's presidential debate, missed a golden opportunity. He could have asked these men all the weird, idiosyncratic questions he wished.

And Then God Said, 'Let There Be Statistics'

| Posted 10.18.2012 | Education

Teachers aren't suggesting they not be held accountable. What they're saying is that we acknowledge the realities of the classroom, that we not gloss over the real problems, formidable as they may be, and pretend that the flaws in our education system are the fault of the teachers.

Rebooting Our Definition of "Patriotism"

| Posted 10.26.2012 | Business

He smugly asked if my scorn was reserved only for "very successful Americans" (his words) or if I were also willing to label "unpatriotic" those Mexicans who fled their home country to seek economic gain in the U.S.

25 Funny Baseball Quotes

| Posted 10.30.2012 | Sports

Whenever I come across a baseball quote that makes me smile, I jot it down and file it away. I've been filing them away, off and on, for the last 25 or 30 years. Some of the quotes included here are fairly well known, others are obscure.