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A Swift Boat Load of Lies

Sunday, 12 October 2014, 11:36 am | Walter Brasch

A Swift Boat Load of Lies by Walter Brasch “Gov. Tom Corbett, who claims he opposes legalization of marijuana, was seen behind a barn smoking weed. Just a-puffin’ and a-grinnin’.” “Tom Wolfe was speeding and driving drunk through the streets ... More >>

A Fracking Good Letter

Sunday, 5 October 2014, 11:12 am | Walter Brasch

The oil and gas industry has retreated from its entrenched position to have the public delete the “k” in “fracking,” and write it as “frac’ing” or “fracing.” Those who have been the strongest advocates for fracking scorned and ... More >>

The Politics of Animal Cruelty

Sunday, 28 September 2014, 10:56 am | Walter Brasch

Pennsylvanians can still butcher, braise, and broil their pet cats and dogs because a murky mixture of politics has left a critical bill on the table in the state senate. More >>

Arsenic-Laced Coffee Good for You

Monday, 22 September 2014, 3:36 pm | Walter Brasch

“I really don’t think I want arsenic,” you say, now wondering why she’s so cheerful. More >>

No Safe Haven for Obstructionists

Friday, 12 September 2014, 12:19 pm | Walter Brasch

He didn’t like it when Barack Obama was elected president. Just about the first thing McConnell said was that his main responsibility was to make sure that Mr. Obama was a one-term president. More >>

A Quacked-Up Strategy to Stop Terrorism

Friday, 5 September 2014, 10:33 am | Walter Brasch

Just about everyone has an opinion of what President Obama should do about the ISIS threat in Iraq. Many of the suggestions have come from the architects of America’s latest invasion of Iraq who claimed the nine year war that led to more than 25,000 ... More >>

Railroad ‘Bomb Trains’: Speeding to Disaster

Friday, 22 August 2014, 2:30 pm | Walter Brasch

It’s 3 p.m., and you’re cruising down a rural road, doing about 50. More >>

House Committee: No Benghazi Scandal

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 3:10 pm | Walter Brasch

The House Select Committee on Intelligence, following almost a two-year intense investigation, unanimously determined there is no basis for what has become known as the Benghazi Scandal. More >>

AIDS Advances May be Compromised by Legislative Inaction

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 4:27 pm | Walter Brasch

Researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia may have found an entry-way to the cure for AIDS. Once the HIV virus enters the body it can lie dormant for years. It can also evolve into AIDS. But, until now, it could never be removed. More >>

Packing Heat in the Brothers’ ’Hood

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 4:10 pm | Walter Brasch

A group of white gun-rights advocates plan to sling rifles, shotguns, and semi-automatic assault weapons onto their bodies, and walk through a Black neighborhood in Houston. What could possibly go wrong with that?! More >>

Passing Gas to the Consumer

Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 1:50 pm | Walter Brasch

Gas prices at the pump during the July 4th extended weekend were the highest they have been in six years. This, of course, has little to do with supply-and-demand economics. It has everything to do with supply-and-gouge profits. More >>

Senate Committee Says Pigeon Shoots are Animal Cruelty

Tuesday, 1 July 2014, 5:28 pm | Walter Brasch

The Pennsylvania State senate may vote on a bill this week that will make it a first degree misdemeanor to kill a cat or dog “for the purpose of human consumption.” The penalty is a fine of $1,000-$10,000 and a maximum imprisonment of five years. More >>

Scientists Predict Increased Rain, Floods for Northeast

Sunday, 22 June 2014, 2:49 pm | Walter Brasch

Pennsylvanians will experience increased rainfall and floods if data analysis by a Penn State meteorologist and long-term projections by a fisheries biologist, with a specialty in surface water pollution, are accurate. More >>

Scientists Predict Increased Rain, Floods for Northeast

Saturday, 21 June 2014, 1:48 pm | Walter Brasch

Residents of New England and the Mid-Atlantic states will experience increased rainfall and floods if data analysis by a Penn State meteorologist and long-term projections by a fisheries biologist, with a specialty in surface water pollution, are accurate. More >>

The Phillies Are Not Phigments of Imagination

Sunday, 15 June 2014, 12:31 pm | Walter Brasch

by Walter Brasch Newspapers are often a “court of last resort” for our readers whose problems can’t be dealt with elsewhere. Thus, it was no great surprise to receive a letter from a young girl who was confused about the Philadelphia Phillies. ... More >>

An Assault Upon Our Civility

Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 5:09 pm | Walter Brasch

For awhile, it appeared the National Rifle Association leadership committed an act of sanity. But, a few hours later, the pills wore off. The story begins with a group called Open Carry Texas (OCT). More >>

Insanity Extends Beyond the Shooters

Saturday, 31 May 2014, 2:23 pm | Walter Brasch

Insanity Extends Beyond the Shooters by Walter Brasch During this past week, in Scranton, Pa., a 16-year old put two bullets into the head of a taxi driver and then stole about $500 earned by the cabbie that evening. The teen, who showed no remorse when ... More >>

The Sounds of Silence—Political Style

Thursday, 22 May 2014, 5:13 pm | Walter Brasch

A hush has fallen over our house. It began late Tuesday night and, if we are fortunate, will last at least a wk. But it will return. We have no illusions that there will be continued quiet. That’s because we are in the middle of yet another election ... More >>

The Fracking Prostitutes of American Colleges (part 3 of 3)

Tuesday, 13 May 2014, 5:07 pm | Walter Brasch

Among the mission statements of the University of North Dakota Department of Geology and Geological Engineering is that it “strives to develop in its engineering graduates keen insight and abilities to design an environmentally sound and sustainable future ... More >>

The Fracking Prostitutes of American Colleges

Sunday, 4 May 2014, 11:29 am | Walter Brasch

[Part 1: Lackawanna College, a two-year college in Scranton, Pa., accepted a $2.5 million endowment from Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. to strengthen that college’s programs and ties to the oil and gas industry.] More >>

 

 

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