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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 >>

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 >>

 

 

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