Archive for September, 2012

Bully for the Congressional Anti-Bullying Caucus — And How About Hearings on USA Swimming Sex Abuse?

Published September 27th, 2012, Uncategorized

There’s a group of representatives and senators in Washington calling themselves the Congressional Anti-Bullying Caucus. They’ve introduced legislation to ban things like high-octane hazing in schools. Great. Bullying leads to a toxic learning environment, and at its worst contributes to phenomena like teen suicide. In my opinion, freedom from sexual abuse by authority figures — […]

Labor Hits McMahon and WWE — But Didn’t Land a Punch When It Mattered

Published September 27th, 2012, Uncategorized

Now, it’s all well and good that the AFL-CIO is reminding us of what a mean CEO Linda McMahon was when she helped her husband Vince run WWE. See “AFL-CIO Mailer Hits McMahon, WWE on Treatment of Workers,” by Daniela Altimari, Hartford Courant, http://courantblogs.com/capitol-watch/afl-cio-mailer-hits-mcmahon-wwe-on-treatment-of-workers/. But I have a couple of footnotes. First, let’s deconstruct some […]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Probes UPMC’s Dr. Joseph Maroon, Whose Renaissance Man Portfolio Includes ‘Real Estate Mogul’

Published September 25th, 2012, Uncategorized

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is in the middle of a series examining the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s giant footprint on the local real estate market. “UPMC has come to dominate Pittsburgh’s landscape, much like the steel industry did,” the P-G observes. As the author of the January 2012 ebook UPMC: Concussion Scandal Ground Zero, I […]

Sign of the Times: ‘New Jersey High School Football Team Forfeits Out of Safety Concerns’

Published September 24th, 2012, Uncategorized

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/highschool-prep-rally/jersey-football-team-forfeits-league-game-against-highly-151000437.html

‘Suppose Sandusky Had Raped His Own Players?’ — The Chilling Reality USA Swimming’s Apologists Refuse to Face

Published September 23rd, 2012, Uncategorized

For most of the last six months I’ve been reporting on sex abuse at USA Swimming, which I analogized in the ebook title PENN STATE IN THE POOL. But if there’s one lesson from the decades-old case of now banned rapist coach Rick Curl, combined with the new lawsuit by swimming benefactor Dia Rianda against […]