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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 […]

New Beginnings

January 2, 2011 by  
Filed under Politics

It’s a testament to the human spirit that at the beginning of each New Year, we go through the same exercise, optimistically looking forward to what we believe will be better times ahead while setting countless resolutions that seldom are in effect when the daffodils bloom. But despite years that are not always better and […]

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 […]

Upon Reflection…Pretending to shoot the President is not a game

August 10, 2010 by  
Filed under Absurdity, News, Politics

I’ve spent the past couple of days thinking about the incident in Roseto where the local church carnival made the national news for a game where people shot foam darts at a likeness of President Obama holding a “healthcare bill”. It’s important in these times of real problems and real dangers to not overreact to […]

Justice Denied for Pan Am 103 Victims & Families

July 14, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Politics

The world is full of injustice: Like the “Serenity Prayer”, most of us live each day trying to change what we can while not driving ourselves crazy over the things we can’t. It’s that “wisdom to know the difference” part that’s tricky. But some things are so outrageous, so full of avarice and evil that […]

Pennsylvania and the Second Amendment

July 7, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Politics

My second column for the news and information site, The Daily Caller, has been posted. “Greetings from the land of guns and religion” is a somewhat tongue-in-cheek look at the recent SCOTUS McDonald v. City of Chicago ruling of last week. The court’s sweeping decision to uphold the right to keep and bear arms really […]

The Woman Effect…from Kagan to Palin on The Daily Caller

June 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Politics, Women

For a writer it’s all about having a voice; most of us write because we want to engage in the collective dialog, especially those of us who write columns and commentary. Today, the people with whom I can have a conversation just increased exponentially: My first opinion piece has been published on The Daily Caller. […]

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