August 8, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Keep up the Bern With the Democratic platform transformed into something that resembles a bold, progressive agenda, and Hillary Clinton adopting many of the key elements of the Bernie Sanders campaign, we committed "Berners" need to ensure that we build on the success that Bernie has worked so hard to deliver. We must remain engaged and participate between now and Election Day, we must vote, and we must keep the pressure on. Clinton does not want to be a one-term president, and she knows the bench to her left is not only deep and wide but vocal and far from deferential to the establishment.
June 6, 2016 |
Question: I'm nearly 22 and will begin my senior year of college this fall. I recently moved back in with my parents for the summer and was lucky enough to be offered a summer job that is related to my field and that would be a great resume-builder for me. The job is an hour and a half away from my parents' house, so I planned on moving in with my boyfriend of 21/2 years, who lives in that area. My parents do not approve. My parents have supported me 100 percent financially throughout the first three years of my college education, for which I am extremely grateful.
April 20, 2016 |
FLETCHER COX isn't at NovaCare this week for a voluntary minicamp; he and running back Darren Sproles, who has a family commitment, the Eagles said, are the only two players absent, as new coach Doug Pederson and new defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz set up their systems. But ultimately, Cox will be here, de facto general manager Howie Roseman assured reporters. "Fletcher Cox is going to be on our team. He's going to be on our team in October," Roseman said. "We are not trading Fletcher Cox. " Cox, who made his first Pro Bowl after last season, is entering the option year of his 2012 rookie contract, which calls for him to be paid $7.799 million this year.
April 5, 2016
Whether it was his intent or not, one consequence of Gov. Wolf's veto of legislation that details how state allocations must be spent could give him more leverage to get his next budget passed. Wolf last week let a $30 billion budget become law without his signature to end a nine-month stalemate with the Republican-led legislature. But he vetoed the accompanying fiscal code because its distribution of $200 million in new education funds shortchanges strapped school districts like Philadelphia's.
April 30, 2015 |
Camden was named one of eight new "Promise Zones" by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Tuesday, meaning the city will receive help in securing federal funding for revitalization efforts. The Promise Zone program, initiated last year by President Obama's administration, is aimed at creating jobs, reducing crime, and improving schools. The program does not come with any immediate funding but asks communities to work with businesses and civic leaders to develop an improvement plan.
February 28, 2013 |
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Wally Joyner stuck out his left fist for a bump Wednesday as Domonic Brown dashed past the batting cage. When Brown poked one the opposite way a few minutes later, Joyner nodded his head and said, "Atta boy. " In between batting-practice rounds, Joyner mimicked a swing to make a point while Brown watched. A day earlier, Brown credited his hot spring start to Joyner, the Phillies' new assistant hitting coach. "It seemed like God maybe sent an angel down toward me," Brown said, citing the strong connection the two made.
February 12, 2013
For the first time since Election Day, President Obama is on the defensive. That's because on March 1, automatic spending cuts ("sequestration") go into effect - $1.2 trillion over 10 years, half from domestic (discretionary) programs, half from defense. The idea had been proposed and promoted by the White House during the July 2011 debt-ceiling negotiations. The political calculation was that such draconian defense cuts would drive the GOP to offer concessions. It backfired.
January 31, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - There's a growing sense of resignation that the country's political leaders will be unable or unwilling to find a way around looming automatic spending cuts, despite fresh signs the trims would threaten the recovering economy. On one side are conservative Republicans, outnumbered and frustrated, who see the painfully large cuts as leverage in their battle to force Democrats into concessions on the budget. On the other side are President Obama and his Democratic allies, who are pressing to replace some of the cuts with new tax revenue.
September 10, 2012 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I recently received some exciting, but private, news that I shared with my family members. Unfortunately, threatening to share sensitive information with others is a weapon some members of my family have used in conflicts. When I told each group, I explicitly stated my desire to tell the others personally. I recently found out that, despite my clear communication of my own expectations, one part of my family told the other. I'm upset they didn't respect what I had asked, but don't want to make this into a bigger deal than it is. Unfortunately, this has made me lose trust in some members of my family.
June 5, 2012
Q. A number of years ago, we bought a refrigerator from a major appliance store and paid with a check. Almost from Day 1, it gave us trouble. They sent out a repairman who made a temporary fix. It failed. Twice more, they sent a repairman who could not get it to work right. We tried very hard to get a replacement, even writing to the manufacturer. All we got in response was a statement that they would repair but not replace the unit. It now works, but sometimes decides for itself to overcool for a day or two. Last month, we bought a new big-screen TV. Fortunately, we charged it on our credit card.