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Setting America’s Priorities for 2015

By at January 6, 2015 | 4:04 pm | 0 Comment

Setting America’s Priorities for 2015

Marci Rosenberg, a senior speech language pathologist at the University of Michigan, earns about $73,000 a year. Desmond Patton, who studies the problems of gang violence, is a professor at the University of Michigan. He earns about $80,000 a year. Patricia Reuter-Lorenz, who works with cerebral palsy children, is a professor at the University of […]

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The No News News Media

By at February 4, 2013 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

The No News News Media

There was a lot of news last week. Some of it was even reported by the news media. First, there was a football player from Notre Dame who either did or didn’t know that his girlfriend was or wasn’t real, but died sometime during the season. Six column headlines for several days announced the fraud. […]

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The Sanctimonious Scavengers of the Penn State Scandal

By at November 23, 2011 | 7:55 am | 5 Comments

The Sanctimonious Scavengers of the Penn State Scandal

There is nothing the media love more than a good celebrity sex scandal. Since the story of Scarlett Johansson’s purloined nude pictures had run its course, and the media squeezed every drop of ink it could from the Kim Kardashian/Kris Humphries engagement/wedding/marriage/divorce, they had to find something else to feed the beast with the insatiable […]

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Penn State Trustees Violated State Law

By at November 21, 2011 | 9:47 pm | 3 Comments

Penn State Trustees Violated State Law

The Penn State Board of Trustees may have several times violated state law for its failure to publicly announce meetings and how it handled the firing of Coach Joe Paterno. However, these violations may be the least of the Board’s worries, as it scrambles to reduce fall-out from the scandal that began with revelations that […]

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Notes & Asides

By at April 11, 2011 | 11:00 am | 0 Comment

Notes & Asides

Victory, you ask? Well, I think so. Considering that it has been a dog’s age since the federal government actually spent less in real dollars than the year before – and the fact that these are real cuts in real discretionary spending – its hard not to see this as part of a larger pendulum shift toward lower spending.

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A Souper Bowl that delivers more than Hype

By at February 6, 2011 | 9:08 am | 1,572 Comments

A Souper Bowl that delivers more than Hype

Rock The Capital’s Philip Gimson has been pondering the what ifs surrounding the Super Bowl. If we could only get a billion people just as excited about an alternative Bowl. As Gimson observed if just 1 percent of the money bet on the game went to feed the hungry that alone would amount to an estimated $100 million dollars worth of food.

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