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...

03/20/2014 - 1:09pm

    I was resting at home when Marshbaum called to ask if I wanted to go with him to look at the lettuce.

    “The supermarket’s got lettuce for less than two bucks a head,” he said enthusiastically.

    “What...

03/06/2014 - 2:43am

    Rex W. Tillerson, a resident of Bartonville, Texas, like many of his neighbors was upset with his city council. That’s not unusual. Many residents get upset at their local governing boards. And so they went to a city council meeting to express their concerns that the council was about to award a...

02/27/2014 - 1:27am

    My son’s best friend bought an iPhone shortly after they were first released in 2007.

    Not long after my son’s friend got his Apple iPhone, he got an app—the Atomic fart. It appealed to his—and millions’ of others’—junior high...

02/20/2014 - 2:38pm

    A week before the opening of the Olympics, 759 Pennsylvanians paid $25 each to participate in a sport that would never be a part of any international competition.

    These Pennsylvanians carried shotguns, whistles, and electronic calls; most also used dogs to search out...

02/13/2014 - 4:51pm

    For Vladimir Putin, the winter Olympics is not about sports or international camaraderie. It’s a carefully orchestrated propaganda opportunity to try to showcase the nation’s athletes and show the world a Russia that, even with its great culture and arts, may exist only in the imaginations of those...

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