Monthly Archives: July 2011

Sleep Deprivation and the Radical Right

Even with their endless rounds of pronouncements, “Catch-22 style “ loyalty oath signings and non-constructive posturing on the debt ceiling—that threatens through interest rate increases the existence of the tottering middle class—House Republicans are still finding time to gut environmental … Continue reading

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Is the Media Up to the Challenge?

With the two competing bills in Congress designed to end the “Great Default Debacle” doomed to failure even if one passes the House and the other the Senate, we, at Stevieslaw, are forced to ask the only sensible question: Can … Continue reading

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My Mom’s Fallback Plan

It has been weeks since Smokey Diamond, our intrepid reporter at Stevieslaw, enjoyed a decent night’s sleep. Frankly, I have been worried as well. So, when Smokey came to the office this morning—all smiles— and clutching a copy of the … Continue reading

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Grandma and Global Warming

Grandma and Global Warming It was a bad day for Grampa and Grandma today, as reported in our local newspaper, the CDT. First, the CDT picked up an Associated Press article by Seewer and Mohajer that examined how state cuts … Continue reading

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Stevieslawexclusive: Hurry. Send Murray a Birthday Card

Murray Slepp and I go back a long way. He lived around the corner from me on Amboy Street, when we were growing up. His sister Mildred and I were an item when she was six and I was five, … Continue reading

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Rebranding Pennsylvania

We have just learned that the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will be leasing land and water rights to the Marcellus Shale drillers. The money will go toward a shortfall of some 36 million dollars needed to repair 16 dams … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: My article in the July/Aug Issues of Voices of Central Pa.

The LAG Energy Primer For those many Americans who don’t know how to match-light a nuclear reactor or which way a wind turbine blade is supposed to spin or even how to cool their home geothermally, Stevieslaw introduces the Less-Intelligent-than-Average … Continue reading

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