Walter Brasch

05/27/2016 - 1:00pm

    In 1967, the United States was digging itself deeper into the war in Vietnam.

    The anti-war movement was being forged by the youth, energetic and willing to stand up to establishment values. They were the peace-loving environmentally-friendly hippies, the...

10/09/2015 - 2:00pm

    Shortly after the mass murders at Umpqua Community College near Roseburg, Ore., President Obama predicted the extreme right wing would crank out press releases declaring the nation needs fewer gun control laws and more guns.

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09/28/2015 - 6:06pm

    Beneath a three-column headline in my local newspaper was a barely-edited press release.

    That’s not unusual. With the downsizing of newsrooms, there’s more room for wire service soft features and...

09/24/2015 - 1:45pm

    With the opening of the high school football season, local newspapers and TV stations have again been running lists of what they believe are the top teams.

    Most lists rank teams in the “top 10.”...

09/10/2015 - 4:14pm

    He was born into poverty in New Hampshire in 1811.

    His father was a struggling farmer. His mother did most of the other chores.

    He was a brilliant...

09/03/2015 - 4:38pm

    This week is the 10th anniversary of the destruction of the southeastern gulf coast by Hurricane Katrina.

    More than 1,800 people died. There is no estimate for the number of pets and wildlife. Damage was...

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