The Season for Giving

December 22, 2012 0

It is the season of giving, we’re told by commercial after commercial. This time of year we are inundated by advertisements for what will make your daughter, son, mother, father, husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, man-on-the-side, […]

Happy (Belated) Birthday, Bradley Manning!

December 20, 2012 0

December 17th, was PFC Bradley Manning‘s 25th Birthday, making this his third birthday in prison without trial. Bradley Manning is accused of releasing information, including the Collateral Murder video which shows a U.S. Apache helicopter crew […]

The U.S. and the Wrong Side of History

December 7, 2012 0

On Monday, November 19th, the U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee once again voted for an international moratorium on capital punishment. The fourth draft resolution was adopted, with 110 states voting in favor, 36 abstaining, and 39 voting against […]

The Status Quo: An Election Postmortem

November 7, 2012 0

Once more, we have elected the status quo. That Obama won instead of Romney is irrelevant. It is the sad truth that no matter who you may have voted for yesterday, the slow and systematic […]

Confessions: I Voted Third Party in a Swing State

November 6, 2012 1

I am a Pennsylvania voter and I voted 3rd-party in a swing state. I’ll have you know that I didn’t make this decision lightly. I waffled. I contemplated, vacillated, oscillated, fluctuated. I weighed my options. […]

Strike Authorization Vote Looms Nearer

November 5, 2012 0

APSCUF, The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties, has set a strike authorization vote to take place on November 12, 13, and 14, 2012. While this is not a vote on whether or […]

Gutting Public Higher Education

October 26, 2012 3

In a meeting on October 22, APSCUF, the faculty union, once again rejected the contract proposed by PASSHE, which seeks to gut benefits and increase workloads without fair compensation. The proposal calls for a dramatic decrease – 35% […]

And the Winner Is…

October 18, 2012 1

Want to know who is going to win this year’s presidential election? I can tell you. In fact, I am so confident that I am correct, I would stake everything I own on this prediction. […]

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