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Citing constitutional concerns, the city of Los Angeles announced today that have put a halt to detaining undocumented immigrants for ICE without either a court order or and arrest warrant. In announcing the decision, Mayor Eric Garcetti and...Show More Summary
Around the country in the past couple of weeks drivers are beginning to feel a little more pain at the pumps as gas prices creep up yet again. NewHampshire apparently has taken one of the biggest hits in increased gas prices as theShow More Summary
It is Independence Day in America, but rather than focusing on our independence today, I find myself reflecting on our interdependence, because the fact is, we all ultimately rely on one another in this country and on the planet. What we do, how we act, what we say, how we treat others, what we create and what we destroy, are all deeply connected. Show More Summary
by Walter Brasch HARRISBURG, Pa.—There is a remote possibility that Pennsylvania will finally ban the cruel practice of live pigeon shoots when the state senate reconvenes in September. Pennsylvania is the last state where pigeon shoots are legally held. Show More Summary
The analogy is not perfect, but it comes damn close. Three Israeli teenagers were abducted while hitchhiking and found murdered after a national search. Three young civil rights workers murdered in Mississippi 50 years ago. Both cases were senseless tragedies born of generations of unyielding and unrelenting hate. Continue reading ?
I wasn’t planning to write about the Hobby Lobby decision tonight, but the more I read about it, the more incensed I become. I came of age in the 1970?s when women were fighting the battles that shockingly got pushed backwards today in the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Hobby Lobby case. Show More Summary
by 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. Show More Summary
Notice how the defense of racism against Indians tends to use racism against OTHER groups (Mexicans, Blacks) and/or fake "identity" arguments (i.e. I'm part Indian and it doesn't offend me, therefore it should offend NO Indians)? Continue reading ?
The fundamental religious Sunni-Shia split of Iraq continues to be the core of Iraqi politics, and the gun the "Second Amendment" solution of Iraqi choice. How could Republicans possibly be against THAT? There's your New World Order. Hope you can stand the smell. Continue reading ?
It has been crystal clear for some time now that our nation has become more politically polarized then ever. Pew Research has a new report out on the topic that is the “largest political survey” in their history in which they conducted...Show More Summary
Checking the wayback machine on the NRA today… @TerryMcCracken@d5e5@BlueDuPage Yup, let’s resurrect this NRA President Dude and re-install him at the helm pic.twitter.com/gv2SnCQnxC — DuneMyThing (@Kris_SacreBleu) June 11, 2014 Too sad…...Show More Summary
As I sit on the futon trying to concentrate on reading Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilyich for my Existential Philosophy class I find myself unable to stay focused today. There has been another shooting at a school today, and my heart is aching for the loss of more lives due to gun violence. Show More Summary
Suddenly, we stand on the precipice, with the Richmond Dispatchers of the Present Day throwing all the gasoline that they can on the Bonfire of the Hannitys.... Continue reading ?
Today, Secretary of State John Kerry made his first remarks on the release of Bowe Berghdal in exchange for five members of the Taliban freed from Guantanamo, stressing that he “felt confident the five Taliban detainees freed in a swap for Sgt. Show More Summary
by Walter Brasch For awhile, it appeared the NRA 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). This fringe group rubbed both its brain...Show More Summary
I have been appalled by the demonization of Bowe Bergdahl, which began hours after his release culminated by the “exchange of five hard-core Taliban leaders,” earlier this week. Most notable in the right wing uproar over the prisoner...Show More Summary
Walter Brasch, whose weekly column appears in the Democratic Daily, recently won awards for both his column and his radio commentary. Brasch won first place in commentary (general) and second place in commentary (humor) from the Pennsylvania Press Club, against statewide competition. Show More Summary
Protect and defend the moral horror that is Guantanamo. That's what matters. Continue reading ?
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 arrested a few hours later, mumbled a few words about his reasons. Show More Summary
Decoration Day was the day that we Union descendants and relatives remembered those who gave their lives in defense of the Union and ended slavery. (Its origins remain somewhat controversial.) Congress stole this day from us (the G.A.R. Show More Summary