Walter Brasch

07/14/2014 - 3:07am

    Gas prices at the pump during the July 4th extended weekend were the highest they have been in six years. This, of course, has little to do with supply-and-demand economics. It has everything to do with supply-and-gouge profits.

    Over the past decade, the five largest oil companies have earned more than $1 trillion in...

05/04/2014 - 11:12pm

    Two of the reasons Pennsylvania has no severance tax and one of the lowest taxes upon shale gas drilling are because of an overtly corporate-friendly legislature and a research report from Penn State, a private state-related university that receives about $300 million a year in public funds.

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04/17/2014 - 4:56pm

    My favorite new TV comedy is “Growing Up Fisher.” 

    It’s the story of a blind lawyer, his 12-year-old son, a mid-teen daughter, and an ex-wife who is trying to return to her adolescent years. The show is based upon the experiences of D.J. Nash....

04/07/2014 - 1:56am

    CNN is the 24/7 media trumpet for news about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that is presumed to have crashed in the Southern Indian Ocean, southwest of Australia. On that flight were 227 passengers and 12 crew members.

    CNN grabbed every iota of information, pumped it...

04/03/2014 - 12:06am

    For almost a year, the people of the critically-acclaimed and popular CBS drama, “The Good Wife,” kept a secret, one so powerful that viewers were shocked by the abruptness of what happened on screen, March 23.

    Will Gardner (portrayed by Josh Charles), one...

03/27/2014 - 3:05am

    Vera Scroggins of Susquehanna County, Pa., will be in court March 24.

    This time, she will have lawyers and hundreds of thousands of supporters throughout the country. Representing Scroggins to vacate an injunction limiting her travel will be lawyers from the ACLU and...

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