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September 23, 2014
OVER THE PAST 15 years in the U.S. Congress, I have been representing the citizens of the city of Philadelphia with pride and honor. I have been fortunate to see how our city has grown to respect and promote diversity. The LGBT community in our city has worked hard and been very lucky to have some great political leaders to ensure their acceptance and a place at the table. This recent gay bashing in downtown Philadelphia, in what I consider to be a hate crime, has no place in our fine City of Brotherly Love.
NEWS
September 23, 2014
ISSUE | ISIS CRISIS Can't hold back What Charles Krauthammer calls President Obama's ongoing "reluctance and ambivalence" to fully confront ISIS in Syria and Iraq (or what is now left of those countries) has the potential to create a scenario the left wantonly ignores - that our commander-in-chief may be forced to obliterate these virulent jihadists by finally putting many thousands of American boots on the ground ("All bile all the time," Sept. 18). But by then the ground could well be our own heartland.
NEWS
September 19, 2014
STU Bykofsky's insulting piece, " 'White privilege'?- I just don't see it," contradicts itself, since no African-American writer at your paper or any other big-city newspaper around the country would be able to have an article published that is called " 'White privilege'?- I just don't see it," for example. Actually, I despise the term "white privilege," because I see it as a way for white liberals to impose the psychological hegemony of white supremacy upon African-American people, under the guise of the former pretending to demean themselves, when in reality they are merely exhibiting an emotional "flexing of the muscles," as it were, at the latter body.
NEWS
September 18, 2014
WE'VE JUST passed Week 2 of the NFL season, and the X's and O's have been overshadowed by the V's and A's - that is, violence and abuse charges. Week 1 of the season gave us the continuing debate over Ray Rice, domestic violence and the NFL. Week 2 gives us the debate over Adrian Peterson, running back for the Minnesota Vikings, and charges of child abuse involving the use of a tree limb to "whip" his 4-year-old son to discipline him. My first observation...
NEWS
September 17, 2014 | BY MARC J. DUNKELMAN
AMERICANS LIKE to believe that our exceptional story was cooked up in the proverbial melting pot. And it's true that we've broadly taken strength from our diversity. But the way we engage our differences has more recently begun to shift. We're more tolerant today than we've ever been, but we're also more likely to wall ourselves off from those who hold opposing points of view. As a result, the latitude to lead lives of our own choosing allows and sometimes compels us to narrow the horizons of our individual experience.
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