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Film director becomes scapegoat in gender wars

The blacklisting of entertainment industry professionals on the altar of anti-communism after World War II has left an indelible stain on the American conscience. The 2015 film “Trumbo” serves as a scary reminder of how lives can be destroyed by … Continue reading

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What will be learned at Paterno Library?

If Penn State president Rodney Erickson were the biblical King Solomon and had to resolve the conflict between two women who both claimed to be the mother of a particular baby, he would slice the infant in two and give … Continue reading

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Good deeds don’t wash away evil

The way some folks are talking about the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, you would think that God had given Moses the Ten Good Deeds to go along with the Ten Commandments. Paterno apologists are scrambling to salvage … Continue reading

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Paterno’s good deeds don’t right the wrong

In the strident, contentious world of sports commentary, the death of Joe Paterno on Sunday has evoked a remarkable display of tolerance. The gist is this: Paterno was a man of great accomplishments but he had weaknesses like any human being, … Continue reading

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Marquette sex scandal all too common

The front page of the Sunday sports section in the Sacramento Bee was topped by a long wire story about Penn State’s first game without disgraced coach Joe Paterno,  fired last week for failing to take strong action in the … Continue reading

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