Articles Posted in the " Commentary " Category

  • An Activist Court or a Constructionist Court–they aren’t the same!

    An Activist Court or a Constructionist Court–they aren’t the same!

    Last night over on Facebook  we had a rather good and amicable discussion about Obama, and the trend in government to rule the people rather than be ruled by the people. I made a claim that Obama is seeking to...


  • Dictator, Caesar, or Emperor Palpatine?

    Dictator, Caesar, or Emperor Palpatine?

    Another Venture into politics… This one is really REALLY heartfelt… Here’s what scares me about Obama.  On New Years Eve he signed the National Defense Authorization Act, which, among other things, allows the President to authorize the indefinite detention, in...


  • US Sues Apple, Publishers

    US Sues Apple, Publishers

    We talk about the lawsuit brought by the US in the most recent Real Tech for Real People, Episode 110.  While we share our thoughts on the pluses and minuses of the lawsuit, I thought it would be good to...


  • Nissan’s Commercial–Not the Message the Intended

    Nissan’s Commercial–Not the Message the Intended

    Hopefully you have all seen this commercial by now.  I want you to watch it closely, and really think about what you first think (or thought) when you see it.  Does it really sell the car? Watch the video (and...


  • AN OPEN LETTER TO THE CUMBERLAND VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT:

    AN OPEN LETTER TO THE CUMBERLAND VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT:

    I sent this letter to the President of the School Board.  I wanted to share it with you all as well, and if you support CV THON and Drivers’ Education, please, take the time to write him as well.  His...


  • Private Rights vs Public Good–who should win?

    Private Rights vs Public Good–who should win?

    Update:  The Citizen, Bobby Maguire, was given permission to use a 33′ right of way.  In exchange for his use (not ownership) of 1/2 an acre of land, he has voluntarily given to the state 1 full acre, and $15,000....


  • Digital Textbooks the Apple Way–the “right” way?

    Digital Textbooks the Apple Way–the “right” way?

    I have many thoughts on digital textbooks, and you have all had an opportunity to read them here.   Apple has made their “big move” and I am both pleased to see digital moving forward, and also a bit concerned...


  • Transparency, Secrecy, and Confidentiality (and Penn State)

    Transparency, Secrecy, and Confidentiality (and Penn State)

    Amongst all the anger, hurt, and raw emotions surrounding the Jerry Sandusky and the toppling of the Penn State Leadership (including the forced removal of Joe Paterno), the “new” Administration came forward with a few promises.  You would expect a...


  • what is transparency?

    what is transparency?

    Transparency has been in the news not only with the occupy movement, but also with penn state following the big scandal.  But what is transparency? Does transparency mean that you tell everyone everything you do and why do it?  bust...


  • Easing the Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Workforce

    Easing the Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Workforce

    Genesis 10 is a company that focuses on delivering performance and matching the right people to the right tasks for companies. They have also started an outreach effort to help returning Vets transition to the workforce. From a recent email:...