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Joe Paterno Dies of a Broken Heart

By at January 22, 2012 | 2:43 pm | 12 Comments

Joe Paterno Dies of a Broken Heart

One of America’s greatest idols and sports leaders has died today. The immediate cause was cancer. We all know that the real cause was the unfair firing he experienced from the Penn State board of trustees. Given how much Joe loved Penn State, the college students there, the State College community, and setting the high […]

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The Top Fake-Out of 2011

By at January 4, 2012 | 9:24 am | 7 Comments

The Top Fake-Out of 2011

Looking back, 2011 was a year full of fake-outs. Political, sporting, and cultural fake-outs. All of these failures to deliver left disillusioned people in their wakes. Some, like the Jerry Sandusky\Penn State sex abuse scandal, left a lot of hurt and disillusioned people in its wake, not to mention the abused boys who welcomed the […]

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The Hangover, Penn State Style

By at November 13, 2011 | 1:03 pm | 7 Comments

The Hangover, Penn State Style

Hangovers feel the same no matter which university you attend, but we Nittany Lions are experiencing a unique hangover, as a result of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.  This seemingly ever-unfolding scandal is at complete odds with the vision we PSU alumni have had of our beloved school, and of ourselves.  It’s not who we are. […]

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Freak Snow Storm: Proof of Global Warming?

By at November 9, 2011 | 8:14 am | 7 Comments

Freak Snow Storm: Proof of Global Warming?

Global climate change, caused exclusively by humans and especially Western democracies, has been a cornerstone article of faith among the most outspoken environmental advocates. No matter what the weather is, it’s always too extreme, too variable, too much of an outlier for the activists. Wild and even moderate swings in weather are proof of global […]

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Earthquake in State College, Now Here Comes the Tsunami

By at November 7, 2011 | 8:03 am | 6 Comments

Earthquake in State College, Now Here Comes the Tsunami

Late this past week an earthquake was felt in State College, and the resulting cascade of day-by-day events signal that a tsunami is following close behind.  If you think that an earthquake is bad, wait until the tsunami hits.  It’s much worse than the earthquake. First the earthquake:  Jerry Sandusky was a household name in […]

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Scotland: Western Civilization’s Poster Child for Politically Correct Rot

By at November 6, 2011 | 5:37 pm | 1 Comments

Scotland: Western Civilization’s Poster Child for Politically Correct Rot

Western Civilization is crumbling from within, rotting from decades of increasingly demanding sentimentalism that pushes out laws based on equal justice before the law, and replaces them with laws based on redistribution of wealth and the rewarding of purported victims, whose sole claim to victim status is that some people feel badly for them. Of […]

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Why We Must Protect Flight 93’s Landscape

By at September 7, 2011 | 9:03 am | 365 Comments

Why We Must Protect Flight 93’s Landscape

From October 2001 through October 2003, I led the effort to conserve the Flight 93 crash site for an eventual national memorial.  At that crucial time in its development, I was working for a national non-profit land protection group, and the National Park Service asked me to help out, just weeks after September 11, 2001. […]

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How Political Correctness Is Breaking Western Civilization

By at August 13, 2011 | 11:02 am | 1,237 Comments

How Political Correctness Is Breaking Western Civilization

Recent orgies of violence in America and England demonstrate the sickness of the politics of victimization and entitlement, and how it corrodes our basic institutions of civilization.  Amplifying it have been law enforcement failures in both nations that reveal how decades of moral relativism and coddling of criminals has destroyed the rule of law, which […]

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Abandoning the Helm, Here & Afar: How Hypocrisy Has Ended the Moral Claim

By at August 9, 2011 | 7:19 am | 8 Comments

Abandoning the Helm, Here & Afar: How Hypocrisy Has Ended the Moral Claim

Traditionally, “social justice” issues have been the domain of non-profit watch dog groups.  As those guardians have become partisan or worse, and abandoned their balanced role, the mantle of guardianship is naturally following the way of the information age.  Every day citizens are picking up the job. Where did the “justice” groups come from, in […]

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Love sick, or sick love?

By at July 22, 2011 | 10:38 am | 9 Comments

Love sick, or sick love?

Love is powerful, beautiful, a token of the highest commitment.  And it can be dangerous when it makes us act dangerously or as if we oughtta be committed to a looney bin.  Love can be a powerful drug, is the 1970s aphorism, and as many of us learned in the 1970s, drugs are bad, because […]

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