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Archived Since:January 31, 2008

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Democratic Daily columnist wins awards

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

We’re Not Americans Anymore; We Are Merely Partisans

Protect and defend the moral horror that is Guantanamo. That's what matters. Continue reading ?

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 arrested a few hours later, mumbled a few words about his reasons. Show More Summary

The Theft of Decoration Day celebrated To-Day!

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

Pat Sajak in Damage Control Mode

Phillips controls one of America's most potent print media feifdoms: through his various subsidiaries, he publishes THE AMERICAN SPECTATOR (which was, you might recall, originally funded by Richard Mellon Scaife, and was the source of the so-called "Arkansas Project" and "Troopergate"... Continue reading ?

The Sounds of Silence—Political Style

by Walter Brasch   A hush has fallen over our house. It began late Tuesday night and, if we are fortunate, will last at least a week. 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 cycle. Show More Summary

Gay Marriage Ban in Oregon Overturned

The Court DECLARES that the Equal Protection Clause requires recognition of marriages of same-gender couples legally performed in other jurisdictions, where those marriages are in all other respects valid under Oregon law, and that no...Show More Summary

Some Personal Notes on the Death of H.R. Giger

The artwork of H. R. Giger is familiar to anyone who has seen the motion picture Alien. Giger designed the alien spacecraft and the alien itself... Giger paints strange, grotesque beings: decomposing fetuses, beautiful women with mechanical attachments and diseased skin, machines with vaginas, snakes coiling in human skulls, endless piles of bones.... Continue reading ?

The Fracking Prostitutes of American Colleges (part 3 of 3)

  by 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. Part 2:Show More Summary

A Mother’s Day Tribute— That Should Not Have to Be Written

  By Walter Brasch   Nine American mothers will not enjoy Mother’s Day this year. Their sons were killed in the past month in Afghanistan. This past Wednesday, a family of nine was killed by Taliban forces in Afghanistan. On Friday, 9 Pakistani soldiers were killed. Show More Summary

An Oliphant Always Forgets

This is ALSO the antithesis of a free press, and is nothing less than a fascist attempt to control information and bully the so-called mainstream press, aided and abetted by the craven and ignorant stenographers who have supplanted actual reporters in our American newsrooms. Continue reading ?

Health Care! Health Gauze! Healthgazi! Benghazi!

The "stock footage" of the Crimean elections was undoubtedly every bit as phony as the "Taking Down Saddam's Statue" show of camera trickery was in Iraq. Continue reading ?

The Fracking Prostitutes of American Colleges (part 2)

(part 2 of 3)  [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.] by Walter Brasch...Show More Summary

Dying to see our post-antibiotic future

The old diseases are coming back. We fought them to a standstill in the Twentieth Century and the Twenty-first seems ripe for their comeback. Continue reading ?

The Fracking Prostitutes of American Colleges

  (part 1 of 2) by Walter Brasch   Lackawanna College, a two-year college in Scranton, Pa., has become a prostitute. The administration doesn’t think of themselves or their college as a prostitute. They believe they are doing a public service. Show More Summary

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. The show is based upon the experiences of D.J. Show More Summary

Short and Sweet for the Quisling

Attkisson won't say anything about that. Because she's going to work for Rupert now, selling her "Americanism" and patriotism to a foreign scumbag who sells fake patriotism in a dozen countries when he's not busy selling sex as "news." Continue reading ?

“Free Speech Wins Big” in McCutcheon Ruling? It’s FALSE NEWS!

The news hit the political front with the expected clash of ideologies. The left was appalled at yet another blow that would flood the political process with a tidal wave of cash. The right hailed their newfound “freedom” to extend their political reach with that tidal wave reaching across the entire nation. Show More Summary

Are You XPerienced?

XP X-its: Microsoft displays the same callousness that's come to be the hallmark of the Redmond, Washington company, who probably don't realize that their high handed behavior is contributing to Microsoft's doom -- more rapidly than they realize. Show More Summary

Tragedy in the 24/7 News Media

by Walter Brasch CNN is the 24/7 media trumpet for news about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that is presumed to have crashed in the Southern Indian Ocean, southwest of Australia. On that flight were 227 passengers and 12 crew members....Show More Summary

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