Category Archives: National news

Open and shut: the death of Aaron Swartz

The suicide of digital open-access activist Aaron Swartz was a tragedy for his family and his friends. Swartz, who was 26 when he hung himself Friday, spent much of his short life deeply immersed in the online world. He had … Continue reading

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Get real on gun laws

The following is the Dec. 19, 2012, Editorial for the Santa Cruz Sentinel: Controlling guns of mass destruction is much the topic — nationally and in this space — after the horrifying slaughter of 20 small children and six adults … Continue reading

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School shooting: Evil speaks and someone is listening

A young boy is comforted outside Sandy Hook Elementary School after  shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Friday.  REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin On Friday, I wrote a Sentinel Editorial about the growing insanity of a gun culture that has a nation so heavily armed … Continue reading

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And the winner on iPhone apps? Google Maps

It’s back. Yup. Google Maps is back as an iPhone app, and it’s much better. Much better than the previous Google mapping app for iPhone — and way better than Apple’s much reviled Maps app that seems to have brought … Continue reading

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Obama gets another shot

The Santa Cruz Sentinel Editorial for Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 Maybe not a mandate, but an impressive win nonetheless. President Barack Obama and his team did what they had to do to win a second term, winning in most of … Continue reading

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The running man: Election night — Obama’s big win, state and local races

This blog will be updated throughout the night, especially as results on state ballot measures and local races come in. 6 p.m. Hmmm. Just as close as expected. What trends can be seen in presidential race? Romney seems to be … Continue reading

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Election Day and the Sentinel

If you  wake up Wednesday morning expecting to read a print newspaper delivering election results,  you’ll probably be disappointed, at least in terms of local and state races. While it’s been true  for at least one presidential cycle that the … Continue reading

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The “T” in Team means “together”: Giants champs again

AP Images As overjoyed as fans are after the San Francisco Giants won their second World Series title in three years, what was really unique about this season and the remarkable postseason run were how the contributions were so widely … Continue reading

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Ballad of Hunter Pence: Divine intervention for Giants?

As the San Francisco Giants unlikely postseason moved Monday night to the almost surreal — surviving six do-or-die elimination games and moving on to their second World Series in three years — the moment became an occasion once again for … Continue reading

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The Sentinel and Nov. 6 election

Off and running. With the end of the political conventions, the national campaign now moves into a phase where the three debates between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney should be far more revealing than the pep rallies … Continue reading

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