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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
In the summer of 1994 when I was 15 years old my father and I went down to Mississippi to visit my uncle and his daughter; a cousin of mine I had only seen in photos. I was excited and at the same time scared out of my mind to go to Mississippi. Show More Summary
This is what the first female president of the United States sounds like… We heard it loud and clear today, as Hillary Clinton spoke today at the 83rd Annual Meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors. Listening to Hillary speak...Show More Summary
Their right to their own madness is the feral pig at the heart of this whole national self-immolation.... Continue reading ?
by Walter Brasch If you don’t mind working hard—and partying even harder—why not get a business degree, take a couple of state and federal tests, and become a Wall Street trader? These are the people who are the current crop of Gordon Gekkos—you know, the pretend-fictional character portrayed by Michael Douglas in Wall Street. Show More Summary
We forget the danger-- even as the Right Wing begins to gin up their latest monstrous lie, to pretend that the Iraq was WAS justified--that somehow the instability in Iraq is all Obama's fault (even though the withdrawal was negotiated...Show More Summary
"Responsible" (if a bit paternalistic and patronizing) media kept David Duke off the airwaves. TIME Magazine throws open the gates to Pamela Geller... Continue reading ?
This is the day that last week's Appomattox Anniversary was ignored in favor of, as we shall re-enact the American Passion Play yet again. The Associated Press has their original news reports, but can't help congratulating themselves, making Lincoln merely secondary: Continue reading ?
Word has it from Hillary Clinton’s camp that her announcement brought in some very impressive numbers in social media views in the first 24 hours of the campaign. The campaign announcement scored big with over 2.5 million views on Facebook, more than 3.1 million views on YouTube and it was retweeted over 100,000 times: I’m running for president. Show More Summary
She’s ready… Hillary Clinton has finally ended all of the speculation of whether or not she would run for president, by announcing her candidacy for the 2016 Presidential Election this afternoon at approximately 3:00 pm. The initialShow More Summary
The North felt no need to defend its victory, while a hundred thousand scratching quills succeeded in portraying the Union victory as somehow unfair, their word unkept, their promises (never made) broken, and, ultimately, slandering Ulysses S. Grant as both a general AND a president, the latter libel of which exists to this very day... Continue reading ?