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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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An Assault Upon Our Civility

By at June 11, 2014 | 10:22 am | 0 Comment

An Assault Upon Our Civility

For awhile, it appeared the NRA leadership committed an act of sanity. But, a few hours later, the pills wore off.

The story begins with a group called Open Carry Texas (OCT). This fringe group rubbed both its brain cells… Read the rest

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Insanity Extends Beyond the Shooters

By at June 3, 2014 | 4:16 pm | 0 Comment

Insanity Extends Beyond the Shooters

During this past week, in Scranton, Pa., a 16-year old put two bullets into the head of a taxi driver and then stole about $500 earned by the cabbie that evening.

The teen, who showed no remorse when arrested a… Read the rest

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A Memorial Day Truth

By at May 26, 2014 | 8:52 am | 0 Comment

A Memorial Day Truth

It’s the third and final day of the Memorial Day weekend.

Millions of Americans are visiting friends and relatives, perhaps taking a three- or four-day mini-vacation. They may be at pool parties and grilling burgers, hotdogs, veggies, and whatever else… Read the rest

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The Sounds of Silence—Political Style

By at May 21, 2014 | 2:10 pm | 0 Comment

The Sounds of Silence—Political Style

A hush has fallen over our house.

It began late Tuesday night and, if we are fortunate, will last at least a week.

But it will return. We have no illusions that there will be continued quiet.

That’s because we… Read the rest

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The Corporate Gas Shills of Academia (part 3)

By at May 13, 2014 | 10:42 am | 0 Comment

The Corporate Gas Shills of Academia (part 3)

 [Part 1: Lackawanna College, a two-year college in Scranton, Pa., accepted a $2.5 million endowment from Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. to strengthen that college’s programs and ties to the oil and gas industry. Part 2: Problems with academicRead the rest

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The Corporate Gas Shills of Academia (part 2)

By at May 6, 2014 | 11:28 am | 0 Comment

The Corporate Gas Shills of Academia (part 2)

[Part 1: Lackawanna College, a two-year college in Scranton, Pa., accepted a $2.5 million endowment from Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. to strengthen that college's programs and ties to the oil and gas industry.]

 

Two of the reasons Pennsylvania… Read the rest

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