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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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Memorial Day 2012: A Lesson Not Yet Learned

By at May 28, 2012 | 8:34 am | 0 Comment

Memorial Day 2012: A Lesson Not Yet Learned

Today is Memorial Day, the last day of the three-day weekend. Veterans and community groups will remember those who died in battle and, as they have done for more than a century, will place small flags on graves. But, for most of America, Memorial Day is a three-day picnic-filled weekend that heralds the start of […]

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American and Allied Deaths in Afghanistan 2001-2012

By at March 19, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

American and Allied Deaths in Afghanistan 2001-2012

Nation Deaths/% of Allied Deaths  1. U.S.A. 1,909/65.51% 2. U.K. 404/13.86% 3. Canada 158/5.42% 4. France 82/2.81% 5. Germany 52/1.78% 6. Italy 49/1.68% 7. Denmark 42/1.44% 8. Poland 36/1.23% 9. Spain 34/1.16% 10. Australia 32/1.09% 11. Netherlands 25/.085% Additional Allied Deaths: 91/3.12% Total: 2,914 Source: Reuters/casualties Photo by The U.S. Army

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Crocodile Tears on a Cash Register Patriotism

By at September 14, 2011 | 8:28 am | 11 Comments

Crocodile Tears on a Cash Register Patriotism

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Walter Brasch has written dozens of columns, human interest stories, and investigative articles about 9/11 and its effects. He was one of the first to write about the PATRIOT Act violating civil liberties and parts of the Constitution. He was one of the first, using extensive investigation techniques and inside information, to question […]

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Bring back the draft

By at July 21, 2011 | 5:40 pm | 1 Comments

Bring back the draft

It’s time to reinstate the national draft. Everyone over 18 gets the call. Men and women. Standard exceptions: delay for being in school and exemption for being physically or mentally incapable of working. It’s not about “making a man” out of anyone; it’s about investing in the community. Paying dues. Taking responsibility for what is […]

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Education Cuts: Keeping the Rabble outside the Gates

By at April 25, 2011 | 12:46 pm | 177 Comments

Education Cuts: Keeping the Rabble outside the Gates

History tells us that patterns repeat themselves over and over again. Dress things up as we will with cultural and technological advances, we seem habituated to doing the same dumb things over and over.

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Earth Day and you’re Invited

By at April 22, 2011 | 1:41 pm | 0 Comment

Earth Day and you’re Invited

The greenest of green days is actually the brainchild of Gaylord Nelson. Nelson conceived the idea while representing Wisconsin as a U.S. Senator. War protests and an oil spill along a California coastline inspired Nelson’s brilliant thought.

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Notes & Asides

By at April 18, 2011 | 12:53 pm | 4 Comments

Notes & Asides

In response to some simple questions the Governor noted that, in order to get elected, you need “a lot of contributions from people with money who want to help you.” This is candidly true – but certainly impolitic to say, especially when you have cabinet picks being shredded for just this point.

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A better way to handle the next Bonusgate

By at October 22, 2009 | 10:13 pm | 1,112 Comments

(Harrisburg, Pa) – We are experiencing a constitutional crisis — Pennsylvania is at war with itself. Political appointees and elected officials are no longer above the law or below the radar. Because of Bonusgate, we must admit that voluntary, self policing polices regarding public service and political promotion have failed. Perception matters. From “cut and […]

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