Walter Brasch

10/30/2014 - 2:29pm

    The Institute for Legislative Action of the National Rifle Association (NRA-ILA) gives politicians Defender of Freedom awards. The award, accompanied by a glowing press release, has little to do with freedom; it has everything to do with legislators advancing the NRA agenda.

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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...

06/09/2014 - 1:13am

    During this past week, in Scranton, Pa., a 16-year old put two bullets into the head of a taxi driver and then stole about $500 earned by the cabbie that evening.

    The teen, who showed no remorse when arrested a few hours later, mumbled a few words about his reasons....

06/02/2014 - 12:20am

    During this past week, in Scranton, Pa., a 16-year old put two bullets into the head of a taxi driver and then stole about $500 earned by the cabbie that evening.

    The teen, who showed no remorse when arrested a few hours later, mumbled a few words about his reasons....

05/26/2014 - 5:10pm

    A hush has fallen over our house.

    It began late Tuesday night and, if we are fortunate, will last at least a week.

    But it will return. We have no illusions that there will be continued quiet.

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05/18/2014 - 11:35pm

    Part 1: Lackawanna College, a two-year college in Scranton, Pa., accepted a $2.5 million endowment from Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. to strengthen that college’s programs and ties to the oil and gas industry. Part 2: Problems with academic integrity in other Pennsylvania colleges.

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