Monthly Archives: October 2014

PA Senate: Protect pigeons not people

Never let it be said that Harrisburg lacks a sense of irony: “Pa. Senate votes to ban pigeon shoots” by PETER JACKSON, AP, philly.com, 10/15/14: HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Guns were a hot topic Wednesday in the Pennsylvania Senate, which … Continue reading

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Women candidates and the two parties

On 9/8/14 the Daily Local News published a letter from me under the title “More women would be good for state and country.” Though I don’t doubt that that title is literally true, what I really said is that “a … Continue reading

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Time to discuss public education funding, not “gang up on lawmakers””

I found the Daily Local News 10/5/14 editorial, “Homeowners, time to gang up on lawmakers,” very perplexing. (You can find the original version online in the Pottstown Mercury, 10/3/14.) I actually favor state funding for public education, because I think … Continue reading

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Ebola and MRSA

When an epidemic starts far away, we tend to be in denial. It couldn’t happen here because we have such an advanced medical system, right? No man is an island and no country is a gated community. Do you remember … Continue reading

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