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Welcome to Perspectives’ New Feature… Women Warrior Wednesdays

July 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Life, News, Women

Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, July 27, Perspectives will begin a new feature focusing on the many women serving in the US military. Each week we’ll highlight a woman, from different branches of our Armed Services, who is proudly serving our country in these difficult times. Since the terrorist attacks of 9-11, women have answered the call […]

Citizen Soldiers On The Front Lines

May 30, 2011 by  
Filed under Life, News

Starting with the militias of the Revolutionary War, when farmers would drop their plows, pick up their muskets, and run toward the sound of the battle, ordinary citizens have been protecting our freedoms. Never more so than in this age of terrorism, fighting an unconventional enemy thousands of miles from home. The strain on the […]

Cosmo or Coma: al Qaeda Offers Women Both

March 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Absurdity, News, Politics, Women

Literature is rife with stories of people who made deals with the devil for youth, beauty, riches, or success in exchange for their soul. Usually the devil seeks them out in a moment of weakness, like he did Faust or Joe Boyd in the Broadway hit, “Damn Yankees”. Today, the always adaptable Lucifer entered the […]

Courage vs. Polarization

January 12, 2011 by  
Filed under News, Politics, Women

We’ve seen two demonstrations of extraordinary courage by two ordinary women in the past month. In December, Ginger LIttleton, who had escaped, put herself back in to harm’s way to try to save her colleagues. With a purse as her only weapon, she attempted to knock the gun out of the hand of a man […]

The “Downtown Browne” Show…

January 7, 2011 by  
Filed under News, Politics

Technology has benefitted many industries, created many others, and turned the world in to a global marketplace. But no one group or segment of society has reaped more reward from the ability to sit in front of a keyboard to reach out and touch thousands of people, than the political establishment. The old expression “stump […]

Veteran’s Sanctuary

January 4, 2011 by  
Filed under Life, News

Bright white sunlight streamed in to the auditorium of the new Veteran’s Sanctuary in Allentown, PA, lighting the way for the color-guard as they marched up the aisle. It was gratifying to see the turnout…the large room was filled to capacity, as was the upper balcony that surrounds it. Many VIP’s and elected officials were […]

The Desire To Be Free…Through a post 9-11 lens

November 7, 2010 by  
Filed under Life, News

Today’s column in The Morning Call tells the story of a non-profit organization that brings Afghan entrepreneurs to the U.S. for training and mentoring. To become part of the program, one must already have a functioning small business, go through a rigorous interview process, and be willing to work within a business plan and prescribed […]

To The Victor Go The Responsibilities…

November 2, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Politics

The political world could look like a very different place tomorrow morning, if all the predictions come to pass. Or it could look like the same old power-mongering, I-want-mine, gridlocked morass that has brought us to this place. Whether this is heaven or this is hell is going to depend largely on how the Republicans […]

The Campaign Trail Is No Place for Sissies or Non-believers

October 3, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Politics

To run for political office you need to believe in "something"…yourself, your principles, perhaps even your party. In this current environment, you also need the skin of an alligator, the endurance of an athlete, and a will of iron. All those things were on display during the time I spent with Pat Toomey and his […]

Power Is Palpable…

October 1, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Politics

There are lots of benefits to being a writer; one of them is that in the pursuit of one story, you often encounter others. And so it was in Harrisburg at the meeting of the Republican State Committee. Mingling with the crowd at the reception before dinner, discreetly writing on the notebook stashed in my […]

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