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Each week I will post my current syndicated newspaper column that focuses upon social issues, the media, pop culture and whatever might be interesting that week. During the week, I'll also post comments (a few words to a few paragraphs) about issues in the news. These are informal postings. Check out http://www.facebook.com/walterbrasch And, please go to http://www.greeleyandstone.com/ to learn about my latest book.



Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sunshine Still Blocked at Penn State

PENN STATE / OLD MAIN, ADMINISTRATION BUILDING



STATE COLLEGE, Pa.--The Penn State Board of Trustees, still sanctimonious in its public moral outrage, continues to violate state law.    The Board held a private three hour meeting, Wednesday evening [July 25] to discuss the NCAA sanctions and the role university president Dr. Rodney Erickson played in accepting the sanctions.

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Fluff Factor: Today’s Journalism



Will someone please buy gags for Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford?
            It makes no difference what the color is. Plain or polka-dotted. Painted or sequined. Scented silk, Egyptian cotton, or an auto mechanic’s oil-soaked rag. Just as long as it can be stuffed into their mouths.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Phillies Are Not Phigments of Imagination


                                                         


            I recently received a letter from a young girl who was confused about the Philadelphia Phillies. In her short life, she had never seen the Phillies.
            Her little friends, so she wrote me, said the Phillies were a figment of her imagination, a team that was made up so that there would be something to anchor the National League basement. She says she was told that sportswriters went along with it because they always wanted to write fiction and needed something to do between calls from irate Little League parents.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Pennsylvania Politics Continues to Trump Health and the Environment




            Politics continues to threaten the health and welfare of Pennsylvanians.
            The latest is how the Republican-dominated legislature and Gov. Tom Corbett separated one of the wealthiest and more high-tech/industrial areas of the state from the rural areas.