In April of 1988, when the Soviet Union’s evil empire was teetering and the Berlin Wall was about to fall, I caught up with my brother Dan’s touring rock band Kingdom Come in Germany. One of the articles I wrote for the L.A. Times was my search for a popular cafeteria in shabby East Berlin.…

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Pittsburgh’s greatest journalist Ray Sprigle spent a month living like a black man in the segregated South. Then he shocked the country with the iniquities he saw. ‘I quit being white, and free, and an American citizen when I climbed aboard that Jim Crow coach. . . . From then on, until I came up…

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Sorry, young people. Thanks to us old Baby Boomers you Millennials and Zoomers are now living in a world of trouble. We — your parents and grandparents — have screwed up before. Big-time. The Iraq War. The Great Recession of 2008. The creation of a gargantuan Surveillance/Security/Welfare/Warfare State that will never die, never shrink and…

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The governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, continues to make sure he holds on to his well-earned title of worst governor in state history.   He and his dictatorial health department bureaucrats completely over-reacted to the initial threat of Covid-19, issuing strict statewide shutdown orders and social-distancing decrees when they should have been concentrating their efforts…

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News Flash — Nursing home residents most at risk of dying from Covid-19   Totally predictable. Always the reality. Our old and sick people are virtually the only ones who are at risk of dying from a Covid-19 infection. Guess where they tend to live? In nursing homes. From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Out of 1,550…

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OK, OK, though it’s getting less likely every day, I know the coronavirus could still flare up. But so far, since early March and as of April 20, there have been a total of 55 Covid-19 deaths in Allegheny County, where the city of Pittsburgh is located. In a county population of 1.3 million Steelers…

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