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Downsizing News Staff; Downsizing Quality and Credibility

Monday, 7 December 2015, 9:01 am | Walter Brasch

Downsizing the News Staff; Downsizing Quality and Credibility by Walter Brasch (Part 1 of 2) More >>

Mass Murders are Good for Business

Friday, 9 October 2015, 11:59 am | Walter Brasch

Mass Murders are Good for Business Walter Brasch Shortly after the mass murders at Umpqua Community College near Roseburg, Ore., President Obama predicted the extreme right wing would crank out press releases declaring the nation needs fewer gun control ... More >>

It’s Not Always Good to be a Professional

Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 12:37 pm | Walter Brasch

So, publishers figured out that if they gave reporters bylines, it would soothe their savage egos. More >>

‘NCIS’ Again Skunked—Except by the People

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 3:19 pm | Walter Brasch

No nominations for acting. None for writing. Not one for directing or producing. Not even a nomination in what the industry calls the minor awards—sound editing, stunt coordination, and dozens of others. More >>

Three Commandments for Every State Capitol

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 8:46 pm | Walter Brasch

The Oklahoma Supreme Court this past week ordered the legislature and the executive branch to remove a six-foot tall Ten Commandments granite monument from the front of the state house. More >>

Whoopin’ and a-Hollerin’ for the Plantation Life

Sunday, 28 June 2015, 5:11 pm | Walter Brasch

Judge A. Joseph Antanavage, with shotgun in hand, stood before a modified Confederate battle flag, and looked as if he had planned to defend whatever it is that the Confederate flag stands for. More >>

The Business of Wall Street

Sunday, 21 June 2015, 11:12 am | Walter Brasch

If you don’t mind working hard—and partying even harder—why not get a business degree, take a couple of state and federal tests, and become a Wall Street trader? More >>

A Life That Mattered - Michael Blake

Monday, 11 May 2015, 12:32 pm | Walter Brasch

A Life That Mattered by Walter Brasch Michael Blake died last week. You probably don’t know the name. You probably don’t know about his life. You probably don’t know most of what he wrote. That’s probably because he didn’t write diet and ... More >>

Sick and Tired Workers: An Epidemic of Corporate Greed

Friday, 24 April 2015, 3:20 pm | Walter Brasch

by Walter Brasch Snaking its way through the Pennsylvania legislature is a bill that will block local governments from requiring companies to provide sick leave, even if unpaid, that is more than required by state or federal regulations. There ... More >>

Look for the Union Bunny | Walter Brasch

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 11:09 am | Walter Brasch

Bullied, harassed, and lied to, District 1 of the Amalgamated Association of Easter Bunnies, AFB-CIO (American Federation of Bunnies–Cottontails International Organization) went on strike, forcing a halt to this year’s Easter egg hunts. More >>

The Morality Police | Walter Brasch

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 9:30 am | Walter Brasch

In Saudi Arabia, the Mutaween are 3,500 public officials and thousands of volunteers who work for the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice. They are responsible for enforcing strict religious laws. Among the many laws are ... More >>

America’s Real Traitors : Walter Brasch

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 10:59 am | Walter Brasch

America’s Real Traitors by Walter Brasch The Tea Party wing of the Republican party thinks House speaker John Boehner is a rhino. Not the thick-skinned horned mammal that lives in Africa. This rhino is an R-I-N-O . . . Republican in Name Only. ... More >>

Divesting America of Ozone-Destroying Energy Sources

Sunday, 25 January 2015, 6:49 pm | Walter Brasch

Long before the price of gas and oil began to plummet, socially conscious churches, universities, non-profit organizations, and local governments began to divest themselves of fossil fuel stock and shock the fossil fuel industry to understand the environmental ... More >>

Walter Brasch : A Textbook Case of Willful Distortion

Monday, 12 January 2015, 7:43 am | Walter Brasch

HarperCollins says it’s sorry. It says it regrets not including Israel on a map of the Middle East in an atlas it published and distributed in the Middle East. It says all remaining copies of the atlas will be pulped. More >>

Setting America’s Priorities for 2015 | Walter Brasch

Sunday, 4 January 2015, 3:30 pm | Walter Brasch

What we pay our workers reflects what we, as a nation, consider to be our priorities. And our priorities certainly aren’t in the categories of helping or teaching others. More >>

The Fracking Boom is a Fracking Bubble | Walter Brasch

Tuesday, 30 December 2014, 3:55 pm | Walter Brasch

Gas prices have plunged to the low $2 range—except in Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, the prices at the pump are in the mid-$2 range. That’s because Gov. Tom Corbett and the legislature imposed a 28-cent per gallon surcharge tax. U More >>

One Jew’s Christmas | WANDERINGS, with Walter Brasch

Tuesday, 30 December 2014, 3:10 pm | Walter Brasch

[This column was originally published in December 2011. Watching and listening to conservative media channels, nothing has changed in three years.] More >>

A Nation of Fear

Sunday, 9 November 2014, 9:51 am | Walter Brasch

Maintenance workers at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pa., airport shot and killed a bear and her three cubs. The bears had crawled under a perimeter fence and were just lying around, several hundred yards from a runway. The airport director claimed the ... More >>

Cowardice Plagues Pa. House of Representatives

Sunday, 26 October 2014, 10:55 am | Walter Brasch

The Institute for Legislative Action of the National Rifle Association (NRA-ILA) gives politicians Defender of Freedom awards. The award, accompanied by a glowing press release, has little to do with freedom; it has everything to do with legislators ... More >>

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 >>



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