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Cheers and Jeers: Monday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE Warning Labels: Right-Wing Edition Hey, if cigarette makers have to do it... Warning: Benghazi scandal implosion area. Watch for falling conspiracy theories. Warning: The Republican governor in this state...Show More Summary

As Usual Taxpayers Will Have To Bailout Supposedly “Independent” University Foundation

The Dickinson Press today continues their excellent in-depth coverage of the Dickinson State University Foundation scandal, including this starting revelation of just how large an impact the foundation’s problems may have on Dickinson...Show More Summary

Penn State saga, college football's ugliest scandal, retold in 'Happy Valley'

As we head into the most glorious time for college football, rivalry game weekend, there is an asterisk.

Florida State Fans Spare Coach Jimbo Fisher the Tough Questions

On his radio call-in show, Jimbo Fisher, the Florida State football coach, hears plenty of praise, but no questions about the team’s off-field scandals.

Movie Review: Happy Valley Shows the Horrific Aftermath of the Sandusky Scandal

An acquaintance told me that he was at a premiere last week of Amir Bar-Lev’s documentary Happy Valley in State College, Pennsylvania, the setting for the story of serial sex abuser Jerry Sandusky, godlike coach and patriarch Joe Paterno, and the institution that allegedly looked the other way, and that... More »

'Happy Valley' has many views of Penn State's Sandusky scandal

If you think college football is only a game, you might think that "Happy Valley" is no more than a place name that's become attached to the bucolic area around Penn State University. And you would be wrong on all counts.

Skogen Attempts To Minimize Dickinson State University Foundation Fiasco

There’s no question that the chaotic finances at the Dickinson State University Foundation – which features the apparently wrongful use of restricted funds which may well rise to the level of a crime – is a scandal. That’s the accurate word for it. But today at a meeting of the State Board of Higher Education...

Happy Valley and the Painful Ambiguity of Penn State Now

A new documentary examines the 2011 sexual abuse scandal that unwound the tight-knit Penn State community.

Honey Boo Boo: Allowed to Live With June Shannon ONLY if Sugar Bear Thompson Lives With Her Too

In the wake of the June Shannon-Mark McDaniel scandal, many wondered why Georgia state officials would permit 9-year-old Alana Thompson (better known as Honey Boo Boo) to continue living with her disgraced mother. We now know that child...Show More Summary

Another Dark Chapter For North Dakota’s University System

The Dickinson Press has an excellent op/ed about the financial scandal at the Dickinson State University Foundation. Two weeks ago, responding to an open records request I had put in for an arbitration ruling, DSU President D.C. Coston (seen earlier this year looking for an exit strategy in Wisconsin) sent a video message to campus staff...

Movie Review: Happy Valley looks at the Penn State scandal through the lens of community

Nowadays, just about every major public scandal gets turned into a feature-length documentary. The challenge for the filmmaker—assuming a quick cash-grab isn’t the aim—is to find an angle on the material that hasn’t already been wrung dry by the daily news media. Show More Summary

Dr. C. Leroy Adams murder 8/3/1952 Live Oak, FL Ruby McCollum was then declared incompetent to stand trial and sent to the Florida State Hospital

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NBC’s ‘State of Affairs’ and the women on Washington’s last nerve

State of Affairs,” a nicely polished but plenty bananas CIA drama premiering Monday on NBC, wants its lead character, a White House briefer played by Katherine Heigl, to be the perfect offspring of “Scandal’s” Olivia Pope and “Homeland’s” Carrie Mathison, with paternal genetic material supplied by an anonymous donor (“24’s” Jack Bauer). Read full article >>

What Are We Thinking About State of Affairs?

Monday night was the premiere of State of Affairs, NBC's new DC drama and Katherine Heigl's solemn return to television. I'm glad NBC decided to fill this void because between Scandal, House of Cards, Veep, Homeland and Madam Secretary, I was seriously craving a television program that gave me an inside look into a fictional White House. Read more...

State Street, Governor Elect Rauner Both Implicated in Pay-to-Play Scandals

It seems the more rocks you turn over in public pension land, the more creepy crawlies crawl out. No wonder private equity has such a secrecy fetish. The most obvious, and most offensive to the public, are so-called pay-to-play scandals,...Show More Summary

How ‘Russia’s Don Juan-in-chief’ Has Chinese Censors Working Overtime

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Russian president Vladimir Putin started a small scandal in China by flirting with none other than the country’s first lady; Islamic State may be on its way out; meanwhile, a protein in sugar beets may be an effective blood substitute. Show More Summary

Forfeit this, NCAA

(Paul Mirengoff) We have written from time to time about various aspects of the Penn State child molestation scandal invovling one-time assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Our focus has been on the aftermath of that scandal, specifically...Show More Summary

N.C.A.A. Questioned Its Authority in Penalizing Penn State

Emails released as part of a lawsuit reveal that N.C.A.A. officials were unsure of their own authority to punish Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

Judge orders NCAA to turn over Penn State emails

A federal judge has ordered the NCAA to turn over 477 internal emails relating to the development of sanctions imposed on Penn State over the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

Kendra Wilkinson Says She And Hank Will Be ‘Together Forever’ Despite Cheating Scandal

Kendra Wilkinson says that she and Hank Baskett are going to be together forever… no matter what. According to InTouch Weekly, the reality star recently opened up about the state of her marriage, and revealed that she has no plans to...Show More Summary

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