Walter Brasch

walter m. braschWalter M. Brasch, Ph.D., is an award-winning journalist and author. He is a former multimedia writer-producer, newspaper and magazine reporter and editor, and is professor emeritus of mass communications from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. His latest book is Fracking Pennsylvania, which looks at the health, environmental, geological, and economic impact of natural gas horizontal fracturing.

What Katrina Didn’t Teach Us

Katrina Anniversary

Walter Brasch: Sanctimonious critics, many of them conservative politicians, claimed that if the residents had evacuated New Orleans like they were ordered, the death toll and suffering would have been significantly less.

Cowardice of the Democrats: Gun Control and the NRA

democrats and gun control

Rosemary and Walter Brasch: The Democratic leadership and members of Congress could have said there is a high correlation between the amount of money the NRA pays to legislators and the stranglehold on allowing responsible gun ownership laws to emerge. But they didn’t.

The Business of Wall Street

Business School Grads

Walter Brasch: Why these people earn 6, 7- and 8-figure incomes is because business and the greed for piling up stock options, not service to mankind, dominates the American workforce.

Now Texas Begs for Help

texas floods

Walter Brasch: The President didn’t even worry about whether Texans liked him or not, even though a majority of that state’s politicians think of him as incompetent, evil, and—horrors!—a firebreathing Muslim.

Let’s Pay College Athletes

Pay College Athletes

Walter Brasch: We need to get rid of restrictive NCAA rules and pay these athletes. Not just scholarships and room-and-board, but, an actual salary. With benefits. Maybe disability insurance and a retirement plan.

The Morality Police

Morality Police

Walter Brasch: In the United States, the Morality Police regulate everything from the color of hair to what people do in their bedrooms.

America’s Real Traitors

Republican in Name Only

Walter Brasch: Maybe it’s time to call those right-wingers who don’t believe in the country to call them what they are likely to become if they keep up their obstruction–extinct.