Monthly Archives: August 2009

The on-going Pennsylvania state budget crisis

Taking a break from the e-mail, phone calls and student class needs, I ducked out of the office for a few minutes. As I hit the streets, I heard the unmistakable sounds of childrens’ voices. Nearby to Point Park University … Continue reading

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$8 million

That’s the figure…and when it involves public expenditures, you can bet some elected official is going to be concerned. This time, it’s the Pittsburgh City Council, which believes it is receiving mixed messages about the funding allowances for the G-20 … Continue reading

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Iraq was Mr. Bush’s war…

…and Afghanistan will be Mr. Obama’s. There are many pitfalls to fighting there, and the British and the Soviets can certainly provide historical evidence to suggest winning is no guarantee. For now, public opinion — at least to some degree … Continue reading

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Saw that one coming

No surprise here — the Democrats are expected to lose a sizable portion of their majority in the House (and perhaps a Senate seat or two) in 2010. Republicans are sure to pounce on a campaign theme that GOP wins … Continue reading

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Japan shifts left

Why you should care.

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And now fearless NFL predictions

Your thoughts and opinions are welcomed: NFC division winners:ArizonaMinnesotaCarolinaNew York NFC Wild Card winners:PhiladelphiaDallas AFC division winners:San DiegoPittsburghTennesseeNew England AFC Wild Card winners:BaltimoreMiami NFC Championship Game:New York over Arizona AFC Championship Game:San Diego over Pittsburgh Super Bowl: If it’s these … Continue reading

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Your fearless predictions for the college football season

Will any of these prove to be correct? To borrow a tired cliche, time will tell. For now, enjoy the prognosticating…and offer your opinions: The (alleged) National Championship Game (I say “alleged” because in the absence of a true national … Continue reading

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