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Code Orange Philanthropy?

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2010 | 2:03 PM

The headline was chilling: "Chile Quake May Have Shortened Days on Earth." Unclear whose days would shrink, just when or by how much.

The change, it turns out, may well be permanent--but minuscule. Each day, I learned upon reading the full story, will be 1.26 microseconds shorter. But in...

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation?

(0) Comments | Posted September 5, 2009 | 12:07 PM

One March afternoon while on spring break, my son Josh walked into our county's board of elections.

He explained he was a local kid who'd lived in the community for 12 years and had interned the prior summer at Rep. Jackie Speier's San Mateo, CA district office. About to complete...

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Code Orange And June Bugs

(6) Comments | Posted June 25, 2009 | 12:17 PM

Who'd ever object to too much support for marriage in America? It's June, that month more or less identified with weddings -- and Rainbow Pride -- and we seem to have been busily courting a new generation to embrace gay marriage.

Okay, while the gay marriage juggernaut was temporarily set...

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Connected Activism Challenges Code Orange

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2009 | 4:19 PM

This past weekend, Kuwait's civic glass ceiling got a seismic crack when four women won seats in that small Gulf state's parliamentary elections. News reports said their victory marked the first time that women won parliamentary seats since given the right to vote and run for office in 2005.

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Code Orange, Meet Green Card

(1) Comments | Posted May 5, 2009 | 2:11 PM

True confessions: my ghostly second life began in 1980, when CNN, as the spanking new cable news network, frantically tried to fill 24 hours with news. Prior to that, millions of Americans watched the same three networks' evening broadcasts or PBS, then dispersed. No news updates came until 11PM, no...

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