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Walter Brasch is an award-winning journalist and professor of journalism emeritus. His current books are Before the First Snow: Stories from the Revolution , America's Unpatriotic Acts: The Federal Government's Violation of Constitutional and Civil Rights, and 'Unacceptable': The Federal response to Hurricane Katrina, available at amazon.com, borders.com and most major on-line bookstores. BEFORE THE FIRST SNOW is also available at www.greeleyandstone.com (20 discount)

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Donald Trump Saturday, March 5, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Donald Trump: A Problem Even for Conservatives Donald Trump continues to pour out half-truths, exaggerations, and lies on his march to the Republican nomination.

Saturday, February 27, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Trump Tower of Egotistical Exaggeration and Lies The billionaire with the unusual hair-do appears to be the Republican nominee. We'll see how he does after Super Tuesday, March 1.

Saturday, February 20, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sick of Presidential Politicians Grubbing for Votes The presidential candidates are in South Carolina, refining their speeches but not their ideas. Here's the elections so far--with a hope they get laryngitis soon.

Sunday, February 7, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Marching Bands and High School PE Musicians in high school marching bands should receive physical education credits. Here's why.

Elephants and Dancers Saturday, January 30, 2016 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Large Problem for Circuses By May, there will be no more elephants in the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey circus. Here's why

Saturday, January 23, 2016 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sarah Palin's Quixotic Quest for Relevance She's back and backing Donald Trump. Here's one reason why she's supporting Trump rather than Cruz or Rubio.

Aliso Canyon leak well pad 4 Credit: Earthworks Sunday, January 17, 2016 (11 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Major Catastrophe: Major Media Problem The nation's worst methane leak in history was barely covered by mainstream media until a couple of weeks ago. Here's why.

2015 Rose Parade Sunday, January 10, 2016 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Blathering in Front of TV Cameras TV reporters and anchors have made the medium entertainment-based, rather than news-based. Here's how it's done.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 (11 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Violating the Constitution is Not a Public Right Christianity and government collide in a Pittsburgh, Pa., suburb.

Merry Christmas 2015 Sunday, December 27, 2015 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Christmas Again Wins the Annual War Once again, evangelical right-wing talk show hosts have launched their defense of the mythical war on Christmas. And, once again, Christmas emerges victorious--but it's not because of the blubber mouths of the airwaves.

All Texas Saturday, December 19, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Today's Media: Often Pandering to Bias and Ignorance Texas holds a tremendous power over the publishing industry-- do what the state school board wishes, and you have a best-seller; publish the truth, and you are closed out.

Donald Trump Saturday, December 12, 2015 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Blustery Donald Trump vs. The Quiet Christian One appeals to fear and hate; the other just goes about his business to try to help humanity. This is their intertwined story.

Double Octuple Newspaper Press Thursday, December 10, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Downsizing the Media; Downsizing Quality and Credibi Part 2 of 2-part series about problems with the mainstream media, and a call for a solution.

Double Octuple Newspaper Press Sunday, December 6, 2015 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Downsizing the News Staff; Downsizing Quality and Credibility Layoffs don't have to be part of the equation to keeping print newspapers alive. In truth, just the reverse is necessary. Here's why.

Various rifle firearms Saturday, November 28, 2015 (13 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Terrorism on American Soil Americans have far more to worry about from American terrorists and the NRA than they do from ISIS or any foreign terrorist organization.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Fracking Crisis: A Manufacturer's Perspective A call for business owners and executives to join the anti-fracking movement.

Syrian Refugees Crisis - Thursday, November 19, 2015 (21 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Republicans' Rhetoric of Hate and Fear Conservatives, while most profess to be Christians, don't want Syrian refugees in the U.S.Their reasons show not compassion but hate and paranoia. This is the story about their pitiful justification.

Black Friday 2014 Friday, November 13, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
'Twixt the Cobwebs of Halloween and the Lights of Christmas We need to make Black Friday a holiday, complete with front porch decorations. The celebration of greed and capitalism needs to be formally recognized.

Lara Spencer Sunday, November 8, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Snuggling Up to Celebrities Not Part of Journalism Training The fact that a co-anchor of a morning news/entertainment show snuggled up to a news source is an indication of how much journalism has changed from what the Founding Fathers believed should be the role of the press.

Law.Gov -- opening up primary legal materials Monday, November 2, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
These Judges Don't Put Defendants into Prison Most judicial election races are quiet, and the voters have little knowledge about the candidates.That's not true for Tuesday's race in Pennsylvania. The 7 candidates for the state supreme court have spent about $10 million in advertising.

Sen Joe Biden at Center for American Progress Action Fund May 20, 2008 Monday, October 26, 2015 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The 24/7 Election and Media Carousel The 24/7 media cycle doesn't add in-depth information to the need to understand politics and government. It merely gives us a constant repetition of superficial reporting.

Friday, October 16, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Iran Boycotts World's Largest Book Fair Iran is boycotting the world's largest book fair.But the U.S. doesn't have such a good record in freedom of expression, either.

Congress and the NRA Monday, October 12, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Mass Murders are Good for Business We know that most of Congress and state legislatures have been bought and paid for by gun manufacturers and the gun-rights lobby. But, here's an idea about how the people could force our law-givers, who spit routine comments after every mass shooting, to be a bit more empathetic. And, maybe, we can reduce gun violence just a bit.

Business decisions have overtaken the art and science of health care Sunday, September 27, 2015 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
'Paging Dr. Doctivity': Medicine Evolves Into a Business Model Physicians are being coached on how to be better business people; the result is further deterioration of the health care industry.

SNC12866.JPG Sunday, September 20, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Questionable Calls in the Sports Department More than 14,000 high schools have football teams. But, newspapers and TV stations think they can rank the teams. Is this just another case of sloppy and egotistical journalism?

Monday, September 7, 2015 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Boss Who Fought for the Working Class At a time when the working class is under attack, and not one Republican candidate for president believes in unions, one of the nation's most influential capitalists spoke out for social justice and for the workers. This is his story.