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Joe Paterno: From the “Great Experiment” to the Great Embarrassment

Since last November when the Jerry Sandusky pedophile scandal broke, my radio show was a lightning rod because off my criticism of Penn State’s leadership, including Joe Paterno, in the days after the scandal erupted. Years ago I had the opportunity to interview Joe Paterno. In terms of my talk radio career, it was quite […]

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Fourth of July is Perfect Time to Celebrate Nation’s Civics Illiteracy

I am writing this blog post on July Fourth as I prepare my WPHT 1210-AM Radio broadcast from Independence Hall in Philadelphia. When it comes to the Fourth of July, Philadelphia should own this national holiday. It is the city where the Declaration of Independence was conceived, debated and drafted. It is rightfully called “the […]

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Bullied Bus Monitor Deserves Every Single Penny Donated to Her

After 20 years of teaching and an equal number covering stories as a talk radio host, I often think nothing could really surprise me. I have seen a lot of low moments in the classroom and have covered a great deal of school-related stories on talk radio, but I can’t remember a story that has […]

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Blogging Teacher Gets an “F” in Common Sense

A teacher’s radar is always on alert when you see students whispering and snickering amongst themselves or passing notes in class. I was constantly intercepting notes, and some of the more inappropriate note-writers received punishments and trips to the principal’s office. In an ironic twist of stupidity, Natalie Munroe, the Central Bucks East High School […]

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After the Jerry Sandusky Verdict: It’s Time to Go After More Child Sexual Terrorists

On Friday night, the victims of Jerry Sandusky received a small measure of justice. The jury convicted him of 45 out of a possible 48 counts of his sex crimes against his young victims. I had just arrived down the shore to begin a vacation when I received a tip from one of my media […]

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Daily News Column: I Believe in Heroes

The latest allegations against Lance Armstrong are troubling. His athletic achievements have been impressive, and his work to provide hope and support to others through his Live Strong Foundation have been downright inspirational. We live in a cynical world where it seems to be a bloodsport to tear down our heroes. Does that mean we […]

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Calorie Cops: You Can’t Legislate Responsibility

I don’t know about you, but I sleep well at night knowing people like Michelle Obama, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter are helping me and countless parents and children from committing caloric harm to ourselves. Mayor Bloomberg is the latest politician seeking to lecture the public on its eating habits, […]

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Could the Demise of Borders Have Been Prevented?

I have to admit it: I’m a traditionalist when it comes to reading. I love the feel of a crisp newspaper or a book. While I am going to go the Amazon Kindle route like the rest of the world, I hope the printed word, on real paper, won’t entirely disappear. That’s why I was […]

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Handicap Parking Abusers: Just Another Type of Traffic Scofflaw

A few weeks ago my wife Roe and I went to a popular restaurant for dinner. The restaurant was crowded, so we put our name in and waited outside to be called. While we were waiting, I noticed the restaurant’s two handicap parking spaces. Within a couple of minutes, two cars took those spaces. Who […]

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