March 26, 2014
Long-shot solution I don't see how the solution for Atlantic City and New Jersey is to open up sports betting for the masses and reduce chasing the American dream to placing a wager on professional and college teams ("A push to legalize sports betting," March 20). Politicians will create more problems than they will solve with this so-called solution. People need to chase their dreams with a well-paying job, not invest what little they have in a pipe dream delivered by hacks who want to run state and federal government on their backs.
March 25, 2014
PHILLIES fans once hurled batteries at J.D. Drew because he refused to sign with their team. Philadelphia is the only city in America that had a judge, court and even jail on the premises during a professional football game. And, yes, Philadelphia fans did throw snowballs at Santa Claus. But that is another story. What is the source of Philadelphia's infamous reputation for negativism, for always expecting the worst of its sports teams? After all, Philadelphia did have its moments of sports glory.
March 24, 2014 |
Trevena Inc. is a fledgling pharmaceutical company that launched itself as a public company in January and faced investors last week. In an initial public offering, the firm, based in King of Prussia, began trading under the Nasdaq symbol TRVN on Jan. 31. It held a conference call with financial analysts after releasing earnings numbers Thursday. Trevena's stock, which sold in the IPO at $7 per share, closed Friday at $7.83 (down 55 cents from a day earlier). For U.S. public companies, filing Securities and Exchange Commission reports - and, in some cases, holding a conference call with analysts - are important events, when investors and regulators can look at their pronouncements very carefully.
March 23, 2014
* Re: Eagles and DeSean Jackson haven't spoken since trade rumors began (March 20) The Eagles are making the right play in remaining silent. If the Philly sports media cares about this team they should back off and cease the 24/7 speculation on this topic on all fronts. Keep pushing an emotional player, and something is bound to happen, especially in this age of immediate and unfiltered public access. james.r.clary philly.com
March 21, 2014 |
JUSTICE Ruth Bader Ginsburg should retire from the Supreme Court after the completion of the current term in June. She turned 81 on Saturday and by all accounts she is healthy and physically and mentally able to continue. But only by resigning this summer can she ensure that a Democratic president will be able to choose a successor who shares her views and values. A great deal turns on who picks Ginsburg's successor. There are, for example, four likely votes to overturn Roe v. Wade on the current court: Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr. If a Republican president selects Ginsburg's replacement, that justice easily could be the fifth vote needed to allow the government to prohibit all abortions.