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Anti-Fracking Activist Can Now Go to the Hospital

Sunday, 30 March 2014, 10:55 am | Walter Brasch

Anti-Fracking Activist Can Now Go to the Hospital by Walter Brasch Vera Scroggins of Susquehanna County, Pa., will now be allowed to go to her hospital, supermarket, drug store, several restaurants, and the place where she goes for rehabilitation ... More >>

An Injunction Against the First Amendment

Friday, 21 March 2014, 11:14 am | Walter Brasch

Vera Scroggins of Susquehanna County, Pa., will be in court Monday morning. This time, she will have lawyers and hundreds of thousands of supporters throughout the country. Representing Scroggins to vacate an injunction limiting her travel will ... More >>

Lettuce Look at Some Prices

Sunday, 16 March 2014, 2:45 pm | Walter Brasch

I was resting at home when Marshbaum called to ask if I wanted to go with him to look at the lettuce. More >>

Disposable Assets in the Fracking Industry

Sunday, 9 March 2014, 1:21 pm | Walter Brasch

Disposable Assets in the Fracking Industry by Walter Brasch The oil and gas industry, the nation’s chambers of commerce, and politicians who are dependent upon campaign contributions from the industry and the chambers, claim fracking is safe. More >>

No Merit Badge for This Scout

Sunday, 2 March 2014, 12:42 pm | Walter Brasch

Rex W. Tillerson, a resident of Bartonville, Texas, like many of his neighbors was upset with his city council. That’s not unusual. Many residents get upset at their local governing boards. And so they went to a city council meeting to express their ... More >>

No Honor in Killing ‘God’s Dog’

Saturday, 15 February 2014, 8:29 am | Walter Brasch

No Honor in Killing ‘God’s Dog’ by Walter Brasch A week before the opening of the Olympics, 759 Pennsylvanians paid $25 each to participate in a sport that would never be a part of any international competition. These Pennsylvanians carried ... More >>

The Propaganda Olympics

Saturday, 8 February 2014, 5:53 pm | Walter Brasch

The Propaganda Olympics by Walter Brasch For Vladimir Putin, the winter Olympics is not about sports or international camaraderie. It’s a carefully orchestrated propaganda opportunity to try to showcase the nation’s athletes and show the world ... More >>

Pets Are No More Than Kitchen Chairs

Tuesday, 4 February 2014, 5:06 pm | Walter Brasch

In Johnstown, two abandoned puppies died from starvation and freezing weather in an unoccupied house. In Lancaster County, two puppies were left in a backpack in freezing weather. In Centre County, a dog was frozen to the floor of its doghouse. More >>

The Boozy, but not Newsy, Mass Media

Saturday, 18 January 2014, 3:46 pm | Walter Brasch

The Boozy, but not Newsy, Mass Media by Walter Brasch The Big Story this past week was the Golden Globes awards. The Golden Globes, sponsored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and broadcast by NBC, drew 21 million viewers for the three-hour ... More >>

Delayed Deliveries Are Not a Crisis

Monday, 6 January 2014, 11:26 am | Walter Brasch

Walter Brasch It’s been about two weeks since the news media began smothering the nation with stories about UPS and FedEx delivering packages late during the holiday season. A short shopping season of less than 30 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, ... More >>

Depth Takes a Holiday in Mass Media

Friday, 27 December 2013, 12:10 pm | Walter Brasch

The mass media have a fixation upon throwing up lists. Sports editors run innumerable lists of the “Top 10” high school and college teams. Arts and entertainment editors run lists of the top books, movies, songs, and even video games. More >>

Sexism Among Male Gynecologists

Friday, 13 December 2013, 12:10 pm | Walter Brasch

It took a lot of outrage by scientists, physicians, and the public, but a gynecologist in Boston will not lose her board certification. The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology had planned to remove Dr. Elizabeth Stier as board-certified. More >>

The 10 Percent Solution to Expensive Weddings

Monday, 9 December 2013, 3:35 pm | Walter Brasch

There are a number of great mysteries in life. Where does the Abominable Snowman live? Where was the Garden of Eden? Do any of the Kardashian cabal have any discernible skills? More >>

No Area Safe from Fracking

Wednesday, 20 November 2013, 12:57 pm | Walter Brasch

At the time New Jersey established a ban on fracking, it seemed symbolic, much like the moratorium in Vermont, which has no economically recoverable natural gas; the Marcellus Shale, primarily in New York and Pennsylvania, doesn’t extend into New ... More >>

Humor, language, phrases: Let’s Phrase This Another Way

Wednesday, 13 November 2013, 12:17 pm | Walter Brasch

O.K., all you loyal readers, I’d appreciate it if you would “Put your hands together” for today’s commentary. I want you to “give it up” for me. But, most of all, I want you to “show me some love.” If you’d like to stand and applaud enthusiastically, ... More >>

Let’s Phrase This Another Way

Saturday, 9 November 2013, 4:38 pm | Walter Brasch

O.K., all you loyal readers, I’d appreciate it if you would “Put your hands together” for today’s commentary. I want you to “give it up” for me. But, most of all, I want you to “show me some love.” More >>

Are You Ready for Less Academics?

Thursday, 24 October 2013, 12:41 pm | Walter Brasch

Fewer people know the names of the recent Nobel laureates than the starting quarterbacks for Division I college teams. To find out why, I went to Green Valley College where the regional chief accreditor, unable to find a tailgate party, was grilling the ... More >>

Shuffling Federal Paperwork

Monday, 14 October 2013, 3:39 pm | Walter Brasch

The right-wing part of the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, with John Boehner in the role of spineless lackey rather than courageous Speaker, has shut down much of the federal government. More >>

Standing in the Sunshine, The Answer is Blowin’ in the Wind

Tuesday, 8 October 2013, 1:53 pm | Walter Brasch

Tokelau, an independent territory of New Zealand, is a small three island archipelago of about 1,400 residents about 300 miles north of American Samoa in the South Pacific. In October 2012, the Polynesian nation turned off the last of its diesel generators ... More >>

Discriminating Taste

Monday, 30 September 2013, 12:16 pm | Walter Brasch

For years, my father, a federal employee with a top secret clearance, carried a copy of his birth certificate when he went into Baja California from our home in San Diego. Many times, when he tried to reenter the U.S., he was stopped by the Border Patrol. More >>



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