August 24, 2009
TO THE writer who referred to "the same fans that booed Santa": A simple Google search will lead you to plenty of protesters against the continued employment of Ben Roethlisberger and Rick Pitino. The first team to give Donte Stallworth a "second chance" will also experience an enormous backlash. You live in Philadelphia, so Michael Vick is going to seem like he's the only one receiving any backlash. Ryan Cullen, Philadelphia
May 22, 2008
RE HIGH gas prices: Since our own government doesn't want to help, maybe we should try carpooling or not driving at all. I also sponsor a boycott of all Middle Eastern imports until those hard-headed sheiks and oil cartels stop juicing up the price of crude. Those Mideastern countries don't give a fig about us. Maybe it's time we make them take notice. Joe Hamilton, Philadelphia
May 16, 2008
I READ THE Daily News and the letters in response to events every day and move on. This time, I just couldn't. Miles Edwards (May 14) writes about the taped beating of three black men by Philadelphia police. He says he was appalled and asks where is the justice and the outcry? I didn't like what I saw either, and I'm a white woman. But is calling for more outcry from politicians or the people the answer? What about the hundreds of men, women and children who are beaten, murdered and raped, whether they are white or black?
August 30, 2010
Daily News senior writer WILL BUNCH has been reporting on the rise of the "tea party" movement, the conservative backlash against President Obama and the influence of Glenn Beck and the media for much of the last year, both for the newspaper and on his blog, ATTYTOOD. This week marks the release of his book on the subject: THE BACKLASH: RIGHT-WING RADICALS, HIGH-DEF HUCKSTERS AND PARANOID POLITICS IN THE AGE OF OBAMA, from Harper Books. You can learn more about Bunch's book online at or watch a video trailer for the book at .
January 28, 1991 |
A few days ago, Abdo Abboud called his father, Kamal, from college and asked a question that is depressingly familiar in many Arab-American families these days. "Are we that bad, Dad?" the 22-year-old University of Pittsburgh student said. Kamal, 51, a Syrian-born American citizen who came to the United States 24 years ago and settled in Bethlehem, Pa., recounted that conversation with sadness as he joined dozens of Arab-Americans at a meeting of the Arab- American Institute yesterday.
February 2, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the renowned breast-cancer charity, is facing an escalating backlash over its decision to halt breast-screening grants to Planned Parenthood. Some of Komen's local affiliates are openly troubled, and at least one top official has quit, reportedly in protest. Komen has been deluged with negative emails and Facebook postings since news broke Tuesday that it was halting most of the grants - they totaled $680,000 last year - that Planned Parenthood affiliates used for breast exams.
August 6, 1992 |
In her best-selling book, Backlash, Susan Faludi gave "the undeclared war against American women" some serious back talk. In reading the current audio version of her book, Faludi makes it double back talk. This recording is an example of audio at its best, in that Faludi's tone - frequently sarcastic, occasionally snide - offers levels of interpretation that aren't available on the printed page. Backlash (Publishing Mills) is one of the newer breed of audio books that is abridged, but nevertheless longer than the usual three hours.
November 20, 1988 |
The wrangling for RJR Nabisco Inc. is testing the limits of tolerance that people on and off Wall Street have for mega-deals and their mega-profits. Big deals keep getting bigger. But like a balloon that keeps expanding, the bids for RJR Nabisco, which exceed $20 billion, may be the ones to pop the buy-out business. Directors of the tobacco and food conglomerate met this weekend to consider offers from at least two groups, one of which includes current executives. Both of the bidding groups want to borrow staggering sums of money to buy out other shareholders.
January 31, 2002 |
If you read rock mags with any frequency at all, rock is either dying, dead, or alive again, thanks to any hapless "saviors" of the moment such as the Strokes or any other sweet young things to fill in the blank of your choice. Who can keep up anymore? Is it worth believing in the Frankenstein that is rock 'n' roll? Or more importantly, as the New York Dolls used to sing, "Can you handle a Frankenstein?" The loudest voices of the Strokes backlash are coming from fans of the Rye Coalition (7 tonight at Killtime, 39th Street and Lancaster Avenue, 215-413-1291, $7, all ages, www.r5 productions.