Jay Youngdahl 
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Columnist, Raising the Bar

Updated on August 10, 2017 at 11:35 AM

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Very sweet couple doing very nice things with their food. A very cool place.

Posted by Jay Youngdahl on 10/14/2010 at 6:03 AM

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Re: “A Message to Readers

Thanks for the comment, Sam. The Bay Citizen was staffed, like the Center for Investigative Reporting into which it was merged, with fantastic journalists who do great work. But I continue to believe that the Bay Citizen model was unsustainable which ultimately doomed this noble experiment. - Jay

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Posted by Jay Youngdahl on 10/22/2014 at 9:18 AM

Re: “What’s Eating You: The Cheap Lunch Edition

Sweet sugggestions! thanks.

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Posted by Jay Youngdahl on 10/08/2014 at 1:34 PM

Re: “How Well Do You Know Your Candidates?

Very cool chart.

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Posted by Jay Youngdahl on 10/31/2012 at 7:48 AM

Re: “Where Is Our Katniss Everdeen?

Mary -- Thank you for the comment. I have been thinking about this issue myself; it is really quite important. Language matters; and, certain phrases get improperly devalued or improperly elevated in today's culture. As to Godwin's Law itself, my quick Google search found a healthy debate about it.

For me the most important issue is how do we characterize the root problem in today's society. (Of course, inquiring minds can certainly disagree as to what that problem is, and whether the arguments that follow the use of the phrase have merit.) I think the "One Percent v. 99 Percent" is the best way to quickly explain the underlying reality of the mess we are in, crystallizing this root problem in a culturally understandable way. Here, the Occupy Movement has done a great service. So, this is why I use it.

Thanks for your reading and thanks again for taking the time to write.


Posted by Jay Youngdahl on 04/05/2012 at 9:58 AM

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