July 22, 2016 |
Chris Matthews looks, at first, drained of the frenetic energy that sparks so much friction on his MSNBC show, Hardball . Slouching on a small couch in a tiny office at NBC's New York headquarters, his striped tie pulled down from the collar of his blue Oxford shirt, Matthews looks like a 70-year-old Catholic schoolboy, bored with class until his favorite topic comes up. For Matthews - a Philadelphia native, 1974 candidate for a local U.S....
July 15, 2016
THE EDITORIAL , "Proposed charter reform - cloudy with a chance of crisis," does nothing more than distort the true nature of House Bill 530, while sidestepping the fact that most charter schools serve as the only viable public-school option for students served by low-performing school districts. This legislation, which takes a giant step forward in accountability and transparency of charter schools, goes to the heart of what education is about: students, and their right to receive a high-quality education.
April 12, 2016 |
It's a match made in nothing related to heaven: Larry Flynt vs. some guy named Donald. In a presidential election year in which candidates allude to their penis size, it seems only fitting that the Hustler founder and chairman is releasing a new parody adult video, The Donald , which he calls "a fantasized look at how the Republican Party front-runner might select his Vice Presidential running mate. " "The downward spiral of name-calling in the GOP Presidential primary campaign is a national embarrassment and an insult to the intelligence of the American people," declared Flynt, "but it's also the perfect catalyst for the debauchery that Hustler Video has concocted in The Donald . This parody is my contribution to the most entertaining Republican Party contest in recent history.
April 8, 2016 |
WHEN ANSWERING questions about race, religion or gender, a little perspective is always a good thing. In an interview with Cosmopolitan , Scarlett Johansson talked about why she doesn't like to discuss the gender pay gap in Hollywood. "There's something icky about me having that conversation unless it applies to a greater whole," Johansson said. "I am very fortunate, I make a really good living, and I'm proud to be an actress who's making as much as many of my male peers at this stage . . . I think every woman has [been underpaid]
January 13, 2016 |
TRENTON - New Jersey Democrats inched closer Monday to constitutionally requiring the state to make its contributions to the underfunded pension system for public employees, despite warnings from business groups and Republicans that the move could have dangerous financial consequences. In party-line votes, the Senate passed the measure by 23-16, and the Assembly by 43-27. To get the proposed amendment on November's ballot, the Legislature would again have to pass it with a simple majority during the new legislative session that begins Tuesday.
December 27, 2015 |
It would seem unfair to compare Nelson Agholor to his wide receiving predecessors with the Eagles. DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin were in their sixth years when they set career season-highs in Chip Kelly's offense. Agholor is only a rookie. But the Eagles have essentially made the comparison inevitable. They slotted Agholor into Jackson's and Maclin's old starting spot on the right and have often given their first-round pick the same number of snaps per game. Needless to say, he has fallen short.
December 22, 2015 |
If this was a measuring-stick game for the Eagles, they came up as short as the list of plays Chip Kelly designed for running back DeMarco Murray on Sunday night. The bad news, in fact, far outweighed the good for the Eagles by the end of this chilly evening at Lincoln Financial Field that will be remembered more for its cold reality. Most alarming, if not at all surprising, is that the Eagles found out they do not match up at all with the Arizona Cardinals, an elite NFL team that clinched the NFC West title with a 40-17 rout of the home team.
December 20, 2015
My home furniture, area rugs, and most of the art were bought during travels near and far. Always on the lookout for functional souvenirs that will fit my living spaces, I keep a tape measure ever at hand. Measuring potential purchases just got exponentially easier and more efficient with the new eTape16 Digital Tape Measure. As you pull out up to 16 feet of retractable tape from the tough polycarbonate housing, a digital display at the top of the housing shows the measurement in five ways: inches, feet, centimeters, fractions to 1/16th of an inch, and decimal units, all of which can be converted back and forth with the touch of a button.
December 19, 2015 |
TRENTON - On a day packed with activity near the end of the session, New Jersey lawmakers on Thursday advanced a series of proposed constitutional amendments, including one to require payments into the state pension system, and another to permit casinos outside Atlantic City. The measures cleared committees in the Assembly and Senate, but need other approvals before they could land on the 2016 ballot. In the case of expanded casino gambling, lawmakers in the two chambers have yet to reach consensus on a proposal.
December 18, 2015 |
As New Jersey lawmakers push ballot initiatives such as casino expansion and pension funding for public employees, interest groups are preparing to spend tens of millions of dollars to fight for or against the proposed constitutional amendments next year. Democrats, who control both houses of the Legislature, are advancing legislation that would ask voters to amend the constitution to require the state to contribute more money toward the pension system. But they are divided over how to proceed with casino expansion, in part because of gubernatorial politics.