The Grin of a Fool: Gun Control and the NRA

July 15, 2015 0

A white racist with strong sympathies for the Confederacy and segregation walks into a black church in Charleston, S.C., talks with a welcoming congregation for about an hour, and then murders nine of them. The […]

Pennsylvania School is Flushed by a Problem

April 6, 2015 0

Ten-year-old Kaitlyn Montgomery, a fourth grade student at Park Elementary School in Munhall, Pa., now has access to that school’s restrooms. Like most schools, Park Elementary has separate restrooms for male and female staff and […]

A Fracking Good Letter

October 6, 2014 0

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 […]

Arsenic-Laced Coffee Good for You

September 22, 2014 0

You’re sitting in your favorite restaurant one balmy September morning. Your waitress brings a pot of coffee and a standard 5-ounce cup. “Would you like cream and sugar with it?” she asks. You drink your […]

No Safe Haven for Obstructionists

September 15, 2014 0

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the Senate minority leader, is not a happy man. He didn’t like it when Barack Obama was elected president. Just about the first thing McConnell said was that his main responsibility […]

Labor Day Assignment: Educating the Uninformed

August 30, 2014 0

It’s Labor Day weekend, the schools have been in session about a week, and the disgruntled voices of a minority drone on. Their screeching refrain, often in letters to the editor and talk show call-ins, […]

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