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October 4, 2002
IN TODAY'S world, it is well-established that proper identification is required for virtually every transaction we undertake with a business or government entity. So it defies logic and belief that the Democratic Party can now put forth, without shame, that it is not appropriate to require that individuals present valid identification in order to cast a ballot at polling places. Fraud and error are rampant in our arcane, outmoded election system. It is long past time to permit polling by Internet, mail or telephone.
NEWS
February 7, 2005 | By Newt Gingrich
Ten years ago last month, the 104th Congress was sworn in. I was honored to be elected by my colleagues to serve as their speaker. A key to our success, the Contract with America, was not only a remarkable political tool, but it served as a blueprint for governmental change. The House Republicans bound ourselves to do something, not simply to be for something. Since leaving the speakership in January 1999, I have been intensely studying the major policy issues that affect our nation and, indeed, its survival.
NEWS
July 28, 2016
EXCEPT FOR THE tried-and-true applause lines praising our veterans, delegates to both political conventions - like the candidates during the interminable primaries - rarely talk as if they know there's a war going on. Actually, two. Or maybe it's three, four - or more. There's Afghanistan, the longest war in the nation's history. A few weeks ago, President Obama announced that, instead of leaving a residual force in Afghanistan of 5,000 at the end of his term, as he promised, it would be 8,500.
NEWS
June 13, 2013 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
A block party just isn't the same when the U.S. Open is in the neighborhood. Don't bother setting up a volleyball net or wheeling the old grill around to the front of the house - that could fritter away as much as $100 a day that can be earned from drivers wanting to park near the Merion Golf Club. These are days not only of golfing glory, but also of ordinary people in scruffy shorts and wrinkled T-shirts making a buck off this 113th national golf championship. It's not just the U.S. Open.
NEWS
November 8, 1989 | By CLAUDE LEWIS
In many parts of the country, yesterday, Americans trekked to the polls to cast their votes for the men and women who told the best campaign lies. That's the American way. Almost nobody really trusts politicians these days, except the volunteers who work for them and even that trust doesn't last very long. Most people vote because they believe it's the only voice they have, even if it's only a whisper. If you didn't vote yesterday, many people will consider you to be a poor citizen.
NEWS
January 15, 1986
Claude Lewis' conclusion that violence is the good old American way is wrong. We Americans are peace loving and we'll kick the hell out of anyone who says we aren't. John W. Shelley York, Pa.
BUSINESS
August 1, 1986 | By Ewart Rouse, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's a challenge that faces all United Way organizations every year around this time: How can they graphically bring home to the public the growing plight of the needy as part of their fund-raising efforts? In the past, they invariably used children with crutches and in wheelchairs to make donors feel guilty enough about their own, more fortunate circumstances - and prompt them to dig a little deeper into their pockets. Such graphics "almost embarrassed people into giving," said Chester D. Harrington Jr., a vice president of Lewis, Gilman & Kynett, the Philadelphia advertising agency that has develped a new, year-round campaign on behalf of the Associated United Ways of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
NEWS
May 12, 2008
THE MEDIA make a big production when a cop is killed. It's on TV, on the radio, in the paper. But cops violate the rights of African-Americans, Latinos and the poor daily. Young black men are killed by the thousands, and there's never much talk about that, other than stating the statistics. Not all, but most of law enforcement, on up to the prosecutors and the judges, violate and exploit the rights of the poor. No black man should have to suffer the degradation of incarceration - isn't it enough that we were brought here in chains and then enslaved for hundreds of years?
NEWS
September 20, 2001
SUBSERVIENT women who stay at home cooking, cleaning and having kids. Banned homosexuality. Ultra-conservative political beliefs tinged with religious righteousness based on their own interpretations of ancient texts. Instead of helping their congregations heal in the aftermath of the events of Sept. 11, Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson have decided to lay the blame for those cowardly attacks on the American way of life squarely at the feet of gays, feminists, pro-life advocates and, incredibly enough, the ACLU.
NEWS
September 24, 1986 | By Michael Barone
The other day, Garry Trudeau's "Doonesbury" showed Pat Robertson calling on Jesus to "drive the hiccups from this reporter. " The organization known as People for the American Way has prepared a 20- minute videotape showing, among other things, Robertson telling how he and his staff prayed to drive 1985's Hurricane Gloria away from Virginia Beach, where his Christian Broadcasting Network has headquarters, and saying afterward that if Gloria had...
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NEWS
July 28, 2016
EXCEPT FOR THE tried-and-true applause lines praising our veterans, delegates to both political conventions - like the candidates during the interminable primaries - rarely talk as if they know there's a war going on. Actually, two. Or maybe it's three, four - or more. There's Afghanistan, the longest war in the nation's history. A few weeks ago, President Obama announced that, instead of leaving a residual force in Afghanistan of 5,000 at the end of his term, as he promised, it would be 8,500.
NEWS
December 26, 2015
The Republican Party is having a "Come to Jesus" moment, as the old folks used to say when I was growing up in Alabama. The expression refers to when someone has to make a decision that could change his life forever. The decision facing Republicans is whether to choose Donald Trump or a similar ultra-conservative as their standard bearer, or scratch their way back to the middle ground, where the 2016 presidential election is likely to be decided. The most liberal congressman in Alabama when I was a child was a Republican, John Buchanan, whose Sixth District constituency included Birmingham.
NEWS
December 4, 2015 | BY SHIRA GOODMAN
I WAS SITTING on a train from D.C. to Philadelphia, coming from a Senate press conference about gun trafficking, when I read about yet another mass shooting - this one in San Bernardino, Calif. I'm reminded of a day almost exactly three years ago, when sitting on the same train coming from a gun-violence prevention conference, I read about a mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Conn. Predictably, both times, my email blew up and my Facebook feed was full of laments - "no more," "enough," "God, stop this please," "this has to stop.
NEWS
June 18, 2013 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
Senate Bill 538 just might be one of the oddest pieces of legislation in the Harrisburg hopper this session. Republican leaders say: Move on, there's nothing to see here. Don't worry about it. It's not going anywhere. Democrats, on the other hand, are making noise and campaigning against S.B. 538 as if it were an imminent threat to freedom itself. The measure, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R., Delaware), would split Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes proportionally in future presidential elections instead of awarding all of them to the winner.
NEWS
June 13, 2013 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
A block party just isn't the same when the U.S. Open is in the neighborhood. Don't bother setting up a volleyball net or wheeling the old grill around to the front of the house - that could fritter away as much as $100 a day that can be earned from drivers wanting to park near the Merion Golf Club. These are days not only of golfing glory, but also of ordinary people in scruffy shorts and wrinkled T-shirts making a buck off this 113th national golf championship. It's not just the U.S. Open.
NEWS
September 21, 2012
By Tobias Peter Is this really the United States of America? Maybe we should forget the United - unless it means united in polarization, partisanship, and plotting. Washington today is like a battleship that doesn't move anymore because all the crew does is fight about who gets to steer. The surest way to overcome this gridlock would be to sink the battleship that is the two-party system and adopt proportional representation. Americans can choose from an innumerable range of different coffee drinks.
NEWS
November 23, 2011
The Occupy message gets through I was gratified to see Tony Auth's Sunday cartoon illustrating the impact of the Occupy movement in successfully shifting our national discussion from "cuts and spending" to the fundamental questions of economic democracy. This is correct. In fact, what Occupy has done is jump-start a conversation that leads directly to the question of who and what controls the flow of trillions of dollars of capital generated from the labor and taxes of the 99 percent.
NEWS
August 22, 2011
Some tea-party types are seriously suggesting that a man on most top-three lists of the greatest American presidents was a disappointment. They say Franklin D. Roosevelt did the nation a disservice by placing it on an anti-Depression course that created social welfare programs for the poor and elderly, because now those ideas are eating up too much tax money. The tea-partyers prefer presidents like Calvin Coolidge, who once said, "The only constitutional tax is the tax which ministers to public necessity.
NEWS
September 10, 2010 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
BEFORE he waffled at the last minute, a crackpot Florida preacher planned to hold a ceremonial Quran-burning tomorrow to mark the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks - even though the president and the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan had warned that the act would only incite more violence against American troops abroad. "We must send a clear message to the radical element of Islam," pastor Terry Jones had said. "We will no longer be controlled and dominated by their fears and threats.
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