Browsing Posts of Author

Practicing Subsidized Un-Medicine

By at December 17, 2014 | 3:35 pm | 0 Comment

Practicing Subsidized Un-Medicine

Clutching newspaper clippings in one hand and a medical bag loaded with seeds in the other, my ersatz friend Dr. Franklin Peterson Comstock III, knocking down pregnant ladies, students, the elderly, and two burly construction workers who were waiting for… Read the rest

[...read more]

Featured , , ,

Perceptions of Reality— And a Failure to Indict

By at December 3, 2014 | 12:38 pm | 0 Comment

Perceptions of Reality— And a Failure to Indict

She quietly walked into the classroom and stood there, just inside the door, against a wall.

The professor, his back to her, continued his lecture, unaware of her presence until his students’ eyes began focusing upon her rather than him.… Read the rest

[...read more]

Featured , Political , , , , , , ,

How Americans Came to Oppose Fracking

By at November 25, 2014 | 1:25 pm | 0 Comment

How Americans Came to Oppose Fracking

For the first time since high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as nonconventional fracking, was developed, more Americans oppose it than support it.

According to a national survey conducted by the independent non-partisan Pew Research Center, 47 percent of… Read the rest

[...read more]

Energy & Environment , Featured , Pennsylvania Issues , Political

A Nation of Fear

By at November 11, 2014 | 1:48 pm | 0 Comment

A Nation of Fear

Maintenance workers at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pa., airport shot and killed a bear and her three cubs.

The bears had crawled under a perimeter fence and were just lying around, several hundred yards from a runway. The airport director claimed the… Read the rest

[...read more]

Featured

Spectrum Features Syndicate

By at October 30, 2014 | 9:39 pm | 0 Comment

Spectrum Features Syndicate

HARRISBURG—Three days before he blocked proposed animal cruelty legislation, Rep. Mike Turzai (R-McCandless), chair of Rules Committee of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, received a $3,000 campaign donation from the Flyers Victory Fund.

The Fund is the lobbying and campaign… Read the rest

[...read more]

Featured , Pennsylvania Issues , Political , Watch Dog

Cowardice Plagues Pa. House of Representatives

By at October 23, 2014 | 5:22 pm | 0 Comment

Cowardice Plagues Pa. House of Representatives

The Institute for Legislative Action of the National Rifle Association (NRA-ILA) gives politicians Defender of Freedom awards. The award, accompanied by a glowing press release, has little to do with freedom; it has everything to do with legislators advancing the… Read the rest

[...read more]

Pennsylvania Issues , , , , , ,

Pennsylvania’s Politics of Virtue

By at October 18, 2014 | 12:03 pm | 0 Comment

Pennsylvania’s Politics of Virtue

The Pennsylvania Senate, possibly for the first time in its history, stood up against the NRA leadership and extreme gun-rights groups, and voted to ban pigeon shoots. The senators correctly called the ban a matter not of gun rights but… Read the rest

[...read more]

Legal , Pennsylvania Issues

A Swift Boat Load of Lies

By at October 14, 2014 | 12:28 pm | 0 Comment

A Swift Boat Load of Lies

“Gov. Tom Corbett, who claims he opposes legalization of marijuana, was seen behind a barn smoking weed. Just a-puffin’ and a-grinnin’.”

“Tom Wolfe was speeding and driving drunk through the streets of York. If he can’t obey traffic laws, why… Read the rest

[...read more]

Featured , Political , , , , ,

A Fracking Good Letter

By at October 8, 2014 | 10:23 am | 0 Comment

A Fracking Good Letter

The oil and gas industry has retreated from its entrenched position to have the public delete the “k” in “fracking,” and write it as “frac’ing” or “fracing.” Those who have been the strongest advocates for fracking scorned and mocked those… Read the rest

[...read more]

Featured , Marcellus Shale , Pennsylvania Issues , Political

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

[...read more]

Featured , Pennsylvania Issues , Political , Watch Dog , , , , , , , ,

Slider by webdesign