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The Politics of Animal Cruelty

By at September 30, 2014 | 9:28 am | 0 Comment

The Politics of Animal Cruelty

Pennsylvanians can still butcher, braise, and broil their pet cats and dogs because a murky mixture of politics has left a critical bill on the table in the state senate.

Residents may also continue to use cats, dogs, and other… Read the rest

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Arsenic-Laced Coffee Good for You

By at September 23, 2014 | 12:25 pm | 0 Comment

Arsenic-Laced Coffee Good for You

You’re sitting in your favorite restaurant one balmy September morning.

Your waitress brings a pot of coffee and a standard 5-ounce cup.

“Would you like cream and sugar with it?” she asks.

You drink your coffee black. And hot. You… Read the rest

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A Quacked-Up Strategy to Stop Terrorism

By at September 9, 2014 | 9:59 am | 0 Comment

A Quacked-Up Strategy to Stop Terrorism

Just about everyone has an opinion of what President Obama should do about the ISIS threat in Iraq. Many of the suggestions have come from the architects of America’s latest invasion of Iraq who claimed the nine year war that… Read the rest

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Railroad ‘Bomb Trains’: Speeding to Disaster

By at September 2, 2014 | 11:22 am | 0 Comment

Railroad ‘Bomb Trains’: Speeding to Disaster

It’s 3 p.m., and you’re cruising down a rural road, doing about 50.

A quarter mile away is a sign, with flashing yellow lights, alerting you to slow down to 15. It’s a school zone.

But, you don’t see any… Read the rest

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Labor Day Assignment: Educating the Uninformed

By at September 2, 2014 | 11:14 am | 0 Comment

Labor Day Assignment: Educating the Uninformed

It’s Labor Day weekend, the schools have been in session about a week, and the disgruntled voices of a minority drone on. Their screeching refrain, often in letters to the editor and talk show call-ins, is familiar:

–Teachers only work… Read the rest

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AIDS Advances May be Compromised by Legislative Inaction

By at August 5, 2014 | 1:28 pm | 0 Comment

AIDS Advances May be Compromised by Legislative Inaction

Researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia may have found an entry-way to the cure for AIDS.

Once the HIV virus enters the body it can lie dormant for years. It can also evolve into AIDS.  But, until now, it could… Read the rest

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Packing Heat in the Brothers’ ’Hood

By at July 30, 2014 | 3:57 pm | 0 Comment

Packing Heat in the Brothers’ ’Hood

A group of white gun-rights advocates plan to sling rifles, shotguns, and semi-automatic assault weapons onto their bodies, and walk through a Black neighborhood in Houston.

What could possibly go wrong with that?!

The march through Houston’s Fifth Ward is… Read the rest

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Passing Gas to the Consumer

By at July 15, 2014 | 11:24 am | 0 Comment

Passing Gas to the Consumer

Gas prices at the pump during the July 4th extended weekend were the highest they have been in six years. This, of course, has little to do with supply-and-demand economics. It has everything to do with supply-and-gouge profits.

Over the… Read the rest

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Senate Committee Says Pigeon Shoots are Animal Cruelty

By at July 1, 2014 | 2:34 pm | 0 Comment

Senate Committee Says Pigeon Shoots are Animal Cruelty

HARRISBURG, Pa.–The Pennsylvania State senate may vote on a bill this week that will make it a first degree misdemeanor to kill a cat or dog “for the purpose of human consumption.” The penalty is a fine of $1,000-$10,000 and… Read the rest

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The Phillies Are Not Phigments of Imagination

By at June 17, 2014 | 12:09 pm | 0 Comment

The Phillies Are Not Phigments of Imagination

Newspapers are often a “court of last resort” for our readers whose problems can’t be dealt with elsewhere.

Thus, it was no great surprise to receive a letter from a young girl who was confused about the Philadelphia Phillies. In… Read the rest

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