Betty Roccograndi is a former reporter for The Times Leader and columnist for the defunct Sunday Independent. She is the recipient of a national journalism award for public service from Sigma Delta Chi, The Society of Professional Journalists. She also won a first-place award for investigative reporting from The Associated Press Managing Editors of Pennsylvania.
The collaborator of this blog prefers, for now, to work behind the scenes under the moniker, The Plumber. He, too, is dismayed at the direction this country is heading; with the self-serving politicians who cater to special interest groups who keep them in power; and with the expansion of government - the antithesis of the groundwork our founding fathers laid for our country. His insight and professional expertise will be evident in articles published under the byline, The Plumber.
The Architect of PureBunkum, like The Plumber, prefers to work quietly behind the scenes. Needless to say, he provided invaluable assistance in designing this site. He is a professional technical specialist who manages a large computer network for a public institution. He became involved with PureBunkum because he shares our political philosophy. He plans to continue working with us as we improve our site.