Walter Brasch

Three Commandments for Every State Capitol

Three Commandments for Every State Capitol
The Oklahoma Supreme Court this past week ordered the legislature and the executive branch to remove a six-foot tall Ten Commandments granite monument from the front of the state house. The monument was placed there in January and is a direct violation of the First Amendment.
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How Americans Came to Oppose Fracking

How Americans Came to Oppose Fracking
by Walter Brasch
 
For the first time since high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as nonconventional fracking, was developed, more Americans oppose it than support it.
According to a national survey conducted by the independent non-partisan Pew Research Center, 47 percent of Americans oppose fracking, while 41 percent support it. This is a 7 percent decline in support from March 2013, and a 9 percent increase in opposition.
The poll also reveals those who support fracking tend
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Ryan's Frankenstein Budget: Then and Now

Ryan's Frankenstein Budget: Then and Now
If you’re living comfortably in your upper class lifestyle, you’re going to love Ryan’s budget plan.
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Einsteins Don't Make Front Page News

Einsteins Don't Make Front Page News
Let’s pretend you’re a scholar. Even in the world of rampant grade inflation, you’re running an “A” average and are in the top 5 percent of your class. You just aced the SATs and are heading to a Division I university. You probably won’t get your picture in the paper.
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You Can’t Wash Away Fracking’s Effects

You Can’t Wash Away Fracking’s Effects
Of the 750 chemicals that can be used in the fracking process, more than 650 of them are toxic or carcinogens, according to a report filed with the U.S. House of Representatives in April 2011.
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