July 27, 2016
After a raucous Republican convention nominated the very conservative Barry Goldwater in 1964, President Lyndon Johnson's campaign ran an advertisement quoting William Scranton, Pennsylvania's moderate governor, describing "Goldwaterism" as a "crazy-quilt collection of absurd and dangerous positions. " Welcome to what will certainly be one of the central themes of the Democratic National Convention. Donald Trump's nomination at a dark and angry convention in Cleveland and his acceptance speech embracing a racially tinged authoritarian nationalism open up a wealth of opportunities for Hillary Clinton's campaign.
July 27, 2016 |
Michelle Obama made the case for Hillary Clinton on Monday night by drawing on the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's own struggles eight years ago and delivering what appeared to double as a message to those in the party reluctant to accept Clinton's candidacy. When Clinton did not win the nomination in 2008, "she didn't get angry or disillusioned. Hillary did not pack up and go home," Obama told the crowd filling the Wells Fargo Center, where supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders were a vocal presence Monday.
July 27, 2016 |
As some mental health experts see it, being on the front lines of protest can exact an emotional toll on activists who might face verbal abuse for their beliefs or for whom pain or personal loss was the force for them to fight for change. With Philadelphia now at the epicenter of protest in the nation during the Democratic National Convention, Center City therapist Damon Constantinides is rallying nearly 30 mental health professionals to create a network where activists in need of support can receive discounted or free counseling sessions.
July 24, 2016 |
The mere thought of a salad - all those curly, crunchy leaves - made Bevin Reilly queasy. The odor of a dog treat during a long car trip with her new puppy prompted dry heaves by the side of the road. And when her husband made butternut squash soup, hoping the mild recipe would be something his pregnant wife could tolerate, Reilly became so ill that she made him eat it alone in their bedroom. It wasn't just morning sickness; it was all-day, everyday nausea that led to fatigue that bloomed into low-level depression.
July 23, 2016 |
This is the time of year for ambitious phone calls, missed connections, and irrational fantasies. The trade deadline is in 11 days. Other teams have called Matt Klentak, and the Phillies general manager said trade dialogue has intensified in recent days. "Truth be told, a lot of those conversations go nowhere," Klentak said. "None of them have led to anything. Some are fairly superficial. Some are fairly detailed. We'll just continue to take the calls and see what may happen. " The targets are familiar: Jeremy Hellickson, Jeanmar Gomez and Peter Bourjos.
July 20, 2016 |
Philadelphia college student Jimmy Mulholland, who bicycled across the country last year, received many offers of help after his bike was recently stolen at 30th Street Station. Readers, touched by his misfortune, were quick to offer aid after reading a story on Philly.com about his plight last week. A Philadelphia lawyer provided tips on how Mulholland could possibly find his stolen bike: Call local bike shops in case the thief or someone else brings it there. Check out the Philadelphia Stolen Bikes group on Facebook.
July 18, 2016 |
I am sitting here with tears in my eyes and anger in my heart. I just learned that the cancer clinical trial that my husband enrolled in - gambled on, you could say - didn't work. The data show that the pancreatic cancer patients such as my husband who received an experimental combination of two immunotherapy drugs actually died a few months earlier, on average, than those who received the standard chemotherapy treatment. The results were so disappointing that the trial has been halted.
July 16, 2016 |
Forward Nick Cousins, a restricted free agent, accepted his qualifying offer for a 2016-17 contract with the Flyers, the team announced Thursday. The 22-year-old Ontario native was selected by the Flyers in the third round of the 2011 NHL draft. He scored six goals and had five assists in 36 games with the Flyers last season and played in all six of the Flyers' Stanley Cup playoff games. Before being called up to the Flyers in February, Cousins led the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, the Flyers' American Hockey League affiliate, with 38 points on 12 goals and 26 assists in 38 games.
July 16, 2016 |
Egan Rittenhouse - the 770-square-foot lifestyle boutique nestled inside that grand hotel off the square - is filled with beautiful home goods you never thought you'd ever want or need. Take, for example, the carved wooden candlesticks (starting at $62) courtesy of Philadelphia furniture company Lostine, with calming wavelike engravings. Or John Derian's decoupage trays - especially the ones coated in rainbow colors - and Alexander Stadler's Philadelphia-centric etched cheese plates.
July 15, 2016 |
IT WOULD be like hitting the lottery, except there's no consolation prize for getting only one number wrong. That's the fascination of a winner-take-all format. And the frustration. Ask the team that gets to the NCAA final and loses. Especially if it does down the way North Carolina did in April. But that's the way Jonathan Mugar wanted it. And The Basketball Tournament, now in its third year, is pretty much his baby. "Every game is a Game 7," said TBT's founder and CEO. "And there's nothing better than Game 7s. " It's what makes March Madness.