June 16, 2005
RE SENS. McCain and Lieberman promoting nuclear power in the global-warming amendment they plan to add to the Senate energy plan: Although the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is an important goal, giving more than $5 billion in government subsidies to nuclear power is not the best way to solve this problem. Nuclear technology is expensive, and nuclear waste remains lethal for generations. Re-introducing this long-abandoned option will not be the most efficient way to combat global warming.
August 18, 2016 |
Question: My brother-in-law recently lost his apartment, so my husband and I offered to watch his dog while he finds a new place (he is staying with his girlfriend, whose complex prohibits dogs). The dog is so skinny, you can clearly see his ribs and his hip bones. I've heard about this dog being neglected, so this is not the first time. We gave him food and water, and he ate and drank a ton. We were given the dog crate, but there was no bedding - apparently the dog stays on the hard metal floor of the crate for long hours.
April 9, 2010
BY LIMITING our "nuclear option," President Obama has made us safer. Yesterday in Prague, Obama and Russian president Dmitri Medvedev signed a new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) that will cut each country's nuclear warheads by a third - reducing stockpiles to their lowest levels since the baby boomers were ducking and covering under their desks during civil-defense alerts. But even more important was Obama's announcement earlier this week pledging that the United States will not use nuclear weapons against a country that doesn't have them.
May 29, 2005 |
For months, Sen. Trent Lott pulled a list of names from his pocket and told anyone who listened that he had the votes to trigger the "nuclear option" - the change in the Senate's rules that would ease the way for President Bush's judicial nominees. At the same time, the Mississippi Republican worked quietly to avert it. Lott was not among the 14 senators who signed the pact on Monday that forestalled a Senate showdown over Democratic filibusters of some of President Bush's judicial nominees.
November 14, 1986
Albert Einstein was reported to have said, about the atom bomb, that "everything has changed, except the way we think. " The news is full of perfect illustrations of this now that the possibility of abolishing nuclear weapons is getting serious consideration. Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger says that if we give up the nuclear option we will have to have a buildup and dependency on conventional weapons. Unless we of the peace movement nail this nonsense for what it is, effectively and quickly, the public will as usual believe whatever it hears.
November 1, 2005 |
The nomination of conservative Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. unified Senate Democrats and liberal groups, who quickly girded for what could be the most divisive battle of the Bush presidency. Supporters and opponents of Alito are expected to soon launch advertising campaigns intended to sway voters - and pressure senators. The liberal People for the American Way said yesterday that it "will mobilize its 750,000 members and activists to wage a massive national effort to defeat Alito's nomination.
October 15, 1986 |
President Reagan's willingness to give up the U.S. strategic nuclear deterrent over the coming decade in exchange for a similar Soviet pledge contrasts sharply with the Pentagon's longstanding contention that atomic weapons are necessary to counter the Warsaw Pact's superior conventional forces. The Air Force's brand-new MX missiles and B-1 bombers and the Navy's Trident submarines, operational since 1982, are the backbone of the administration's record $1.5 trillion defense buildup.
December 28, 2009
AT A RECENT meeting with the Daily News editorial board, Gov. Rendell read one of his favorite lists of items, one that includes such diverse items as helicopters, dental floss, dry cleaning, candy, caskets, gold bullion and sunburn ointment. The connection among these disparate things? They are among the many items exempt from taxation in Pennsylvania. Don't look for obvious logic Pennsylvania's tax policy is too often based on the power of lobbyists and their money rather than coherent strategy.
September 7, 2012
IN ITS 22 YEARS as the city's fiscal watchdog, the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (PICA) has done plenty of barking, but has not yet bitten the city's budget. That "bite" option - rejecting the city's five-year spending plan - would be nearly lethal to the city, since without PICA's approval, any state money coming to the city would be frozen, and the city's lenders would go running for the hills. This year, PICA's barking was a little louder than usual, after an arbitration panel awarded firefighters retroactive raises and benefits increases that will cost the city $200 million over the five-year plan.
April 22, 2005 |
In a portentous, tension-filled session, the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday voted along party lines to approve two of President Bush's nominations for federal appeals courts, setting the stage for a potentially historic confrontation over the right to filibuster. Republicans are threatening to end filibusters as they are used to block judicial nominees - the so-called nuclear option - and Democrats said they would respond by using parliamentary tactics to tie up Senate business.