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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 >>

The Fracking Prostitutes of American Colleges

Saturday, 3 May 2014, 2:21 pm | Walter Brasch

Two of the reasons Pennsylvania has no severance tax and one of the lowest taxes upon shale gas drilling are because of an overtly corporate-friendly legislature and a research report from Penn State, a private state-related university that receives ... More >>

SitComs Not Always a Laughing Matter

Sunday, 20 April 2014, 11:08 am | Walter Brasch

SitComs Not Always a Laughing Matter by Walter Brasch My favorite new TV comedy is “Growing Up Fisher.” It’s the story of a blind lawyer, his 12-year-old son, a mid-teen daughter, and an ex-wife who is trying to return to her adolescent years. ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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