March 4, 1989 |
A controversy is brewing in Congress over the huge American investment in troops overseas at a time of monumental U.S. budget deficits and a worldwide Soviet peace offensive. Both conservatives and liberals are eyeing the numbers and wondering why it is necessary, in a time of easing tensions, to maintain about 460,000 military personnel in foreign countries. It is one of those slumbering issues just below the political surface that is almost certain to catch fire before the current session of Congress ends.
May 12, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Small was beautiful this week. The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 15,000 for the first time Tuesday, then held above that milestone for the next three days. But an index of small-company stocks put the blue-chip gauge to shame for the week. On Friday, the Russell 2000 closed the week up 2.2 percent, more than double the Dow's gain. Small stocks stand a greater chance of surging than those of global companies do if the U.S. economy continues to fare better than those of Europe and Asia.
September 14, 2015
U.S. must do its part for fleeing masses The United States should offer asylum to at least 250,000 of the migrants flooding into Europe from the Middle East, giving top priority to Iraqis and Afghans, whose countries we invaded. Additionally, our failure to thwart Bashar al-Assad's criminal government makes us responsible for the thousands of Syrians fleeing in fear. The "migrant problem" is every bit as much an American as a European problem, and we must do our share to take in people who are fleeing for their very lives.
December 10, 1987 |
The United States has many more medium-range nuclear missiles in Europe than previously acknowledged, the Washington Post and the Boston Globe reported today. In a related report, the Los Angeles Times reported that the Soviets had told U.S. officials that about 200 of their medium-range missiles, earlier described as operational, were really just training missiles and that many were filled with concrete. Many of the those missiles apparently were built to deceive U.S. spy satellites, the newspaper said.
October 23, 2013 |
Composer Ned Rorem has always seemed to exist in his own well-furnished sphere, writing music regardless of current fashion, saying exactly what he thinks (right as he's thinking it), and striking stances that are effortlessly provocative and contrary. He may even give you an argument about his 90th birthday Wednesday. " Other people turn 90," said the Pulitzer Prize-winning Rorem, who will be celebrated at a tribute concert Wednesday at the Curtis Institute, where he was on the faculty until recent years.
August 25, 2010 |
Mary Dewane pondered a trip to Salzburg, Austria, the last five summers, but the value of the dollar compared with the euro was too costly - until this summer. With a more favorable currency exchange rate, Dewane flew from Phoenix to Philadelphia this week on the way to Munich, Germany, and then by train to Austria, to visit her son who is working at the Salzburg music festival. "The other years, it was too expensive," said Dewane, standing at the US Airways Group Inc. ticket counter at Philadelphia International Airport.
September 29, 1997 |
Seve Ballesteros, praised and criticized by his players for his hands-on captaincy of Europe's winning Ryder Cup team, won't do it again. At least for a while. Minutes after Spanish King Juan Carlos II called to congratulate him for guiding Europe to victory over the United States, Ballesteros said he wouldn't be back as captain for the next Cup in 1999. Instead, he wants to qualify for the team as a player. "I'm not going to be the captain in 1999 because I want to get my game back," he said.
August 4, 2008
SINCE Barack Obama made his trip to Europe, I've heard complaints about how "he's presuming to be president" or "he's running for president of Europe," but doesn't anyone understand the simple, real reason? He's showing the American people that he can be diplomatic to the rest of the world. Like it or not, America is not alone in this world, America can't survive on its own, and America doesn't get one shred of the international respect it had eight years ago. Showing he can be diplomatic to foreign nations is of the utmost importance in this election because little King Georgie's "go it alone" approach has isolated the U.S. I'm not as scared of terrorists as half of you yellow-bellied Republicans, and I don't see the need to utterly destroy our own country in the name of security.
December 23, 2015
EUROPE In '15, over a million refugees entered More than one million people driven out of their countries by war, poverty, and persecution entered Europe in 2015, the Swiss-based International Organization for Migration said Tuesday. With just days left in 2015, IOM said 1,005,504 people had entered Europe as of Monday, more than four times as many as last year. Almost all came by sea, while 3,692 others drowned trying to make the crossing. Another 11 people, including three children, drowned Tuesday after their boat capsized while crossing the Aegean Sea, according to Turkish media.
August 17, 1994 |
He's 27 now, searching for a place to play. At the Media Boys Club last night, Rodney Blake convinced many in the stands, at least, that his talents are still marketable. Blake, who played at St. Joseph's and led Monsignor Bonner to back-to-back Catholic League titles in the early 1980s, proved to be the difference in leading Radano & Associates to a 91-87 overtime victory over Shorter AME in the championship of the Media Men's League. Blake was selected the MVP of the championship after leading Radano with 24 points.