By Josh Brokaw Update, May 13: As one reader on social media have pointed out, this piece is “ridiculously biased.” This piece is not meant to be straight-ahead reporting – this piece is one reporter’s feeling about the situation at Cayuga Medical Center after doing months of reporting on issues there. Cayuga Health System –…Continue Reading “A Happy “Screw You” From Cayuga Medical For National Nurses’ Week”

By Josh Brokaw “Cornell has many large auditoriums and is dedicated to serving the community,” thought the reporter as he hurried across campus on a windy, below-freezing day in February. “Surely Cornell knows that hundreds of people in this extremely liberal town will want to see a man who has been living in front of…Continue Reading “Too Few Seats at Cornell For Dave Archambault of Standing Rock”

By Josh Brokaw The night Tom Reed visited Ithaca, his little one-desk office on the fourth floor of the Gateway center was redolent of pad Thai, pizza, chicken wings, and a storebought sesame and shiitake salad dressing that flavored the only vegetables available in an anarchic desktop buffet. The buffet was catered by a stream…Continue Reading “On the Extreme Ithaca Liberal Occupation of Tom Reed’s Office”

Santa Claus himself gets less plaudits for generosity than Cornell bestowed upon Herbert Fisk Johnson III [Cornell‘79 M.Eng. ’80, M.S. ’82, MBA ’84, Ph.D. ’86] earlier this week. “Fisk” gave a record $150 million gift to name Cornell’s recently created College of Business after his great-great-grandfather SC Johnson, creator of “A Family Company,” the maker…Continue Reading “$150 Million Buys Lots of Laughs”

By Josh Brokaw Tompkins County Democrats got in line at the county library on Saturday, January 28, to have their voices heard. People lined up along the room’s sides for a turn at the microphone, with listeners spilling out of the meeting room’s doors. That their voices were heard by other people whom, in theory,…Continue Reading “Tompkins County Democrats Listen To Each Other, Now What To Do?”

Local Sierra Club Sings the Frackers Away

This story was originally published May 20, 2014, on the journalism crowdfunding site Beacon Reader with the financial support of 50-plus donors. Support more reporting by this independent Truthsayer with a donation. By Josh Brokaw WEST MILTON, May 18 – There’s only so much a group can do to get people out of the house…Continue Reading “Local Sierra Club Sings the Frackers Away”

Just the Facts of Fracking: Boom or Bust? Savior or Destroyer?

This story was originally published May 17, 2014, on the journalism crowdfunding site Beacon Reader with the financial support of 50-plus donors. Help support more independent reporting with a donation. By Josh Brokaw Do you like clean water? Do you like people having jobs? Do you like giving people the opportunity to improve their quality…Continue Reading “Just the Facts of Fracking: Boom or Bust? Savior or Destroyer?”