November 8, 2012 |
Barack Obama has always said it was never about him. It was about us. And in the end, it was. Forget all of the polarization and backbiting. The voter suppression and racist dog whistles. The obsession with polls and the divisive parsing of our nation. On Tuesday, it was our turn. And we used our single most powerful weapon. The vote. Four years ago, I could hardly type the words to express my euphoria when the nation resoundingly placed its future in the hands of its first African American president.
July 18, 2014 |
The University of Pennsylvania has received a $10 million donation to create a center that aspires to develop new energy policy by reframing the relationship between research and practice. The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy will be named for donor Scott Kleinman and his wife, Wendy. He is a Wall Street private-equity manager and 1994 Penn alum. It will be directed by Mark Alan Hughes, a professor of practice at Penn's School of Design. Hughes was the city's first director of sustainability and is a former adviser to Mayor Nutter.
May 6, 2011
In the Nation and In the World briefs can be found on page A10 .
May 1, 2013
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August 28, 2011
Is America today the nation free of prejudice in the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dreams?
December 24, 2007
An editorial in The Inquirer on Friday incorrectly said that the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in Ocean County was the first nuclear reactor in the nation. It is the oldest reactor still in operation.
July 24, 2015 |
In 1796, when Thomas Jefferson was vice president of the United States, he received a shipment of "certain bones" found in a cave in Virginia. The bones and three claws, from an unknown creature, proved tremendously exciting to Jefferson, who at the time was also president of the American Philosophical Society, the nation's premier scientific association, founded in 1743 in Philadelphia by Benjamin Franklin. Examining the enormous claws, Jefferson became convinced they were concrete evidence that his young nation harbored lions more fierce than anything known to the Old World.
February 15, 2012 |
Carson Puriefoy is Bishop Eustace Prep's point guard. Usually, that's a big responsibility. The slick senior has to handle the basketball, control the tempo, and orchestrate the Crusaders' high-powered offense. On Thursday night, the job will involve all that and a lot more. "It's going to be tough, no doubt about it," Puriefoy said. "But I'm ready for it. We're all ready for it. " In perhaps the most anticipated game of the regular season in South Jersey, Bishop Eustace will host national power St. Anthony before what likely will be a capacity-plus crowd in the Crusaders' fieldhouse.
March 29, 1986
The U.S. House of Representatives sent a clear message to the Kremlin: Comrade, you have a friend in the Democratic leadership. I pray the American people will permanently retire those representatives who only represent the dictatorship of the left, rather than the freedom and liberty our nation has always championed. Wayne P. Owens Philadelphia.