Our state attorney general collectively charged Penn State administrators Tim Curley and Gary Schultz and former president Graham Spanier with 22 counts, 14 of which were felonies — and slowly ground them through the glacial pace of the court process, at not only a cost of millions of dollars in Pa. taxpayer resources, but also at immense personal and professional costs.
On Jan. 25, 2014, our daughter, Lizzie, died of a heroin overdose. She fell asleep on the couch of a young man who had sold her the drug at no profit, had consumed some himself and who fell asleep as well.
“Everything we need to know is already within us, just waiting to be realized.” That’s a quote from cosmologist Stephen Hawking that makes me wonder why it is taking so long for all of us to respond with urgency to all the environmental facts we’ve known for decades, even a century.
There is always something “special” that separates the best choice. I would like to offer some insight, from someone who takes our community and the election of those who will directly affect it, very seriously.
In canceling a speaking engagement by Ann Coulter, the right-wing flame thrower, the famously liberal school has embarrassed, betrayed, and besmirched its proud legacy as the birthplace of the free-speech movement of the 1960s.
A recent letter writer, who has jumped on the fake news bandwagon, has stoked fears that Congressman Glenn Thompson has voted to wipe out our internet privacy protection rights. That is patently false.
I have been a hunter and completely support our right to keep and bear arms. I was taught as a Boy Scout that gun ownership comes with responsibility for gun safety. Recent legislation made it apparent that our federal legislators did not seem concerned about gun safety. They passed a cleverly named bill titled, “Guns For America.” The name sounds patriotic, but it should have been named “Guns for veterans deemed mentally incompetent by the VA” bill.