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Straight Outta Summerland

CNN: The Contrived News Network

I suppose I should be grateful for what the 24-hour cable news cycle has wrought — but I mostly find myself bemused and not a little disturbed, as well as amused. Read story.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Ode to a Frenemy

Straight Outta Summerland pays respect to a political rival. Read story.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

False Moves

Straight Outta Summerland makes the case that lies lead to bad policy decisions on issues ranging from war to pet adoption. Read story.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Communities of Interest?

Can someone explain to me what a “community of interest” is? The term has been thrown around quite a bit during hearings on redistricting. Read story.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

An Affinity for Affinity Diagrams

How to get kooks and cranks to offer suggestions, not criticism. Read story.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tarry Feet and Slimy Dogs

Those of us who live in Summerland are proud of its quirky history: first a spiritualist community with tent lots and a community séance room; after that a hub for oil development, including the world’s first offshore oil well. Read story.

Saturday, July 2, 2011
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