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Those pesky regulations and the empty threat of filibuster






Regulation, public policy and the hollow threat of filibuster Family responsibilities and work have taken me in recent months to Louisville, Ky., Shreveport, La., and Houston, Texas. The changes of place did not change the big picture. In every place, local news stories and larger news stories–this is something one can count on–reconfirmed the need for what the GOP calls ‘job-killing regulations’. This phrase is… Read More

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[Mistaken report] Different news break: Joe Paterno dead






Update Sunday morning: Joe Paterno died in the hospital. Family confirmed the death. False reports of Paterno’s death during the night were a few hours premature.   Update [False report] Different news break: Joe Paterno dead Word out that this report, from networks and cable, is not true. Paterno said by his family to be very ill.   A different kind of surprising news, breaking… Read More

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Penn State retirement: When the golden parachute becomes a golden athletic supporter






When the golden parachute becomes a golden athletic supporter   Gerald A. (Jerry) Sandusky’s retirement from Penn State looks more opportune all the time.   Information obtained under Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law confirms that Sandusky filed his retirement application May 28, 1999, shortly after learning that he would not be head coach at Penn State. According to the indictment alleging repeated acts of abuse against male… Read More

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Penn State timeline raises further questions






Penn State timeline, more questions   In the Penn State matter, the indictment alleges, Gerald (Jerry) Sandusky used material inducements, along with mentoring, to ingratiate himself with male children and minors. “Usually the persuasion Sandusky employed was accompanied by gifts and opportunities to attend sporting and charity events. He gave Victim 4 dozens of gifts, some purchased and some obtained from various sporting goods vendors… Read More

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Protesting Penn Staters should read the grand jury report






Required reading: Rioting Penn Staters should read the grand jury report     Penn State plays Nebraska at noon today. As everybody knows, longtime coach Joe Paterno and assistant coach Mike McQueary will not be among those present.   As most people know, McQueary walked in on the anal rape of a ten-year-old boy, but did not intervene. Paterno learned of the assault from McQueary… Read More

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