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The NY Times reports that “Outside groups are moving to deploy more than $10 million in new attack ads across Florida and millions more in Illinois, casting Mr. Trump as a liberal, a huckster and a draft dodger.” The forces that be in...Show More Summary
by Walter Brasch When the presidential primaries began more than a year ago, the two leading candidates were Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democrats and Jeb Bush for the Republicans. It seemed at that time that there would be another Clinton–Bush race in the general election. Show More Summary
We have been used to this notion that the Constitution is an eternal, never changing document, frozen in time and circumscribed by its language. Some had even maintained that said contract MUST be interpreted according to the understanding of those who wrote it.... Show More Summary
by Walter Brasch The Millard Public Schools in Omaha, Neb., will not allow its students to substitute marching band for its requirement that students take three semesters of physical education. The proposal would save about $75,000 a year, according to the administration. Show More Summary
For the Republicans, Iowa has been a bust. Consider last time (2012): "Mitt Romney" WON the Iowa caucuses. Oh wait. RICK SANTORUM won, but by the time it was known it was too late to do Santorum any good. The media buzz (and that's all Iowa actually supplies) had already gone to Romney, the ultimate loser. Continue reading ?
When I first saw this item, I was certain that it was some joke site, a parody from Borowitz, you know. Humor Continue reading ?
by Walter Brasch (Part 1 of 2) On Monday, Nov. 2, every National Geographic staffer was told to report to the magazine’s Washington, D.C., headquarters the next day to await a phone call or e-mail from Human Resources. Ever since...Show More Summary
[EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is by Mark Lichty, a business owner and film producer.] I am asking business owners and executives in Pennsylvania to join me in petitioning Gov. Wolf to put a moratorium on fracking. Until I became involved...Show More Summary
by Walter Brasch Fear, laced with paranoia, is driving the American response against allowing Syrian refugees into the United States. President Obama has said he would accept 10,000 refugees, all of them subjected to intense scrutiny before being admitted to the country. Show More Summary
by Rosemary and Walter Brasch At one time, people placed carved pumpkins with a candle inside on their front porches to announce the beginning of the Halloween season. And then it became a contest. First, best Halloween pumpkin. And then who could decorate their trees and hedges with the best fake cobwebs, followed by fake witches in trees. Show More Summary
by Walter Brasch One of the basic tenets of journalism ethics and practices is that reporters must keep their distance from news sources. They’re allowed to be friendly. They’re even allowed to share a meal with a news source. But, they must be independent. Show More Summary
The Keystone XL pipeline deal is no more! This is a huge environmental win for America… I applaud Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama for rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline deal. Via the Department of State, Secretary of...Show More Summary
by Walter Brasch The national news media—and their sidekicks, the cackling pundits—had been asking the same questions the past six months. “Will he? Won’t he? Should he? Shouldn’t he? Can he? Can’t he?” The “he” is Joe Biden. The vice-president said numerous times he was still thinking about running for president, but hadn’t made up his mind. Show More Summary
by Walter Brasch With the opening of the high school football season, local newspapers and TV stations have again been running lists of what they believe are the top teams. Most lists rank teams in the “top 10.” One Pennsylvania TV station, whose on-air number is 16, runs the “Top 16.” There are several problems with these lists. Show More Summary
by Walter Brasch New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he had nothing to do with having air removed from game balls. The NFL, following an investigation, says he did. It gave him a four game suspension, which he is appealing. Show More Summary
... Because of the horror of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Mutually Assured Destruction forestalled World War III and became, instead, a "Cold War" in which the loss of human life was miniscule compared to what might have happened were the Eastern Bloc and the Western Powers NOT constrained by that horror. Continue reading ?
But, seriously, WHAT KIND OF AWFUL reporter would accept the wolf’s report on who’s to blame for the tragedy in the henhouse? Continue reading ?
The middle class is eroding. A real full-time job is a thing of the past for many working Americans. The part-time, freelance gig has replaced the full-time job and that has created shrinkage in the middle-class and income insecurity has become the norm for too many people. Show More Summary
In her first major policy speech today since announcing her candidacy for president, Hillary Clinton put higher wages for low-income workers at the heart of her economic policy outline saying “I believe we have to build a growth-and-fairness...Show More Summary
The Bush family dynasty has proved to be far more fruitful for Jeb Bush than the Clinton fund raising machine was for Hillary in the last quarter. And Jeb’s haul makes Bernie Sanders’ donations for the fundraising quarter look like a few pennies littering the street. Show More Summary