April 7, 2016
LAST WEEK, a series of emails distributed among Republican lawmakers strategizing about the next budget cycle was obtained by the Inquirer, and included some eyebrow-raising responses among its members. One in particular, from Rep. Brad Roae (Crawford County) suggested cutting education grants to students who have the temerity to study poetry instead of how to get jobs at Walmart. This latest flap is only the latest - we're in Year 2, after all, in a series of stomach-turning revelations that state officials and Pennsylvania Supreme Court judges were exchanging pornographic and racist emails.
July 22, 2013
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February 12, 2013 |
THE PATERNO FAMILY has offered its rebuttal, all legal-looking and footnoted and serious. It identifies some flaws in the investigation commissioned by Penn State and carried out by Louis Freeh, and it attempts to invent some others. There are no new facts here, only new arguments. The result is uneven and unpersuasive. The circumstances have always been complicated, but the defining issue has been relatively simple. We can argue about what Paterno and the rest did in 2001 when confronted with the allegation that former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky showered with a boy in a university locker room.
December 6, 2012
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