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October 20, 1991
For further proof of why the Democrats may never again be the governing party, we note reports that women's groups across the country are planning to "target" the 11 Senate Democrats who voted for Clarence Thomas. Never mind that 46 Democrats voted against Judge Thomas, while Republicans were almost unanimously in his corner. The punishment for treason is death. What these vengeful feminists don't seem to understand is that the Democrats will never command national respect if they always seem to be doing the bidding of one-or-another liberal interest group.
NEWS
June 7, 2013 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
ALL THAT'S missing from the set-up to "The Purge" is the Rod Serling intro. This is a very "Twilight Zone"-y horror movie of ideas (plus some 2013 violence) set in a near-future America wherein a willing populace trades 364 docile, crime-free days for one day of anything-goes mayhem - the so-called Purge, during which all crime is legal. Business is good, as you might guess for enterprising suburbanite James (Ethan Hawke), who sells purportedly impregnable security systems to other McMansion dwellers.
NEWS
August 20, 1992 | BY ERIC B. SCHNURER
Pennsylvania is one of only six states that "purges" voters (in other words, throws them off the voting rolls) if they fail to vote within two years. Last year, nearly 160,000 Philadelphians were "purged" from the rolls and unable to vote for mayor - with black and Latino voters 50 percent more likely to lose their vote than white voters. A federal court in Philadelphia will decide next month whether this result violates the federal Voting Rights Act. As the numbers make clear - nearly 25 percent of black voters are purged, versus only about 16 percent of whites - the Philadelphia purge has a strongly racially disparate effect (This effect was exacerbated last year when officials purged the bulk of the city's predominantly minority wards while leaving almost all the wards of the Northeast untouched)
NEWS
June 16, 1994 | by Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
Purging those who do not vote from the voter registration rolls doesn't discriminate against blacks and Latinos in Philadelphia, a federal appeals court ruled yesterday in a hotly divided 2 to 1 ruling. Writing for the majority, Judge Leonard I. Garth of the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals said City Councilman Angel Ortiz and other plaintiffs had failed to show that purges discriminate against minorities. "It is not the state which prevents citizens from exercising their right to vote," Garth wrote in a 26-page opinion.
NEWS
March 30, 1995
The New Jersey Senate plans to vote today on whether to disarm a vibrant public-interest student group by changing its system of raising funds. Funny how democracy works. The Assembly has already passed the bill, which would change the way the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group (NJPIRG), a state arm of a national student organization, is funded at Rutgers University. Now, students must check a box on their tuition bill - clearly marked "No NJPIRG funding" - to waive a $15-a-year fee to support the group.
NEWS
June 7, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
What if we could heal our economic woes, reduce unemployment to less than 1 percent, and solidify America's position as the world's greatest financial and military power? What if we could do it all in only a handful of years? That's the utopian world offered in The Purge , a riveting, thoughtful psychological thriller starring Ethan Hawke ( The Woman in the Fifth ) and   Lena Headey ( Game of Thrones ) that opens Friday. The Purge is set in an America that has instituted a simple formula for achieving economic success: Cull the population once a year, cutting out (killing)
NEWS
June 10, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's always fun to see Hollywood's anointed winners, those ugly mega-blockbuster Goliaths , fall on their faces. And this week they did, to a most unexpected David , writer-director James DeMonaco 's home-invasion thriller, The Purge . A $3 mil morality play set in an imaginary America where once a year people can murder each other without fear of arrest, The Purge opened this weekend atop the box office chart, earning $34.6 mil, according to...
LIVING
May 17, 1993 | By Lini S. Kadaba, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
At first you might mistake the clay, Pillsbury Dough Boy-like figures and the simple, stick-people drawings for the innocent work of children. But take a closer look. There is a pattern of pain to these works - pain made all the more disturbing by their childlike quality. "Because it was so rough, it was even more powerful," said Diane Roka, executive director of the Markeim Art Center, where "Drawing on Strength: An Exhibit of Artwork by Women With Eating Disorders" opened Friday.
NEWS
September 18, 1994 | By Mark Fazlollah, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia's Board of Elections has removed nearly one-tenth of the city's electorate from the voter rolls in what may be the last purge of the rolls. The purge reduced the city's number of registered voters to 765,165 - its lowest point since the mid-1930s. New registration drives are underway, which will push up the number between now and the general election Nov. 8. More than 10,000 new voters have registered since the purge was completed July 12. The board, operated under the three elected city commissioners, removed a total of 52,655 Democrats, 20,261 Republicans and 2,904 other voters from the rolls.
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April 12, 2016 | By Chris Brennan, Columnist
Here in Philadelphia, our dearly departed rise from the dead to cast ballots in every election - that is, if they can get past the Black Panthers at the polling places. That's our rep with some right-wing conspiracy theorists outside of Philly. And, let's face it: Many of us joke about our city's history of corruption. (See the first paragraph of this column.) Why wouldn't an outsider think it's true? The truth, however, is usually more complicated. Consider the suit filed last week against the City Commissioners by the Alexandria, Va.-based American Civil Rights Union.
SPORTS
March 10, 2016 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
THE EAGLES, who underwent a significant roster purge a year ago, quickly followed by a free agent binge, are at it again, under new management. How many purges and binges and binges and purges before the roster develops serious body-image issues? Across the land, Eagles fans are ecstatic, because the most disappointing figures from last season's train wreck will officially be gone when the league year starts at 4 p.m. Wednesday - DeMarco Murray, Byron Maxwell, and Kiko Alonso, in trades with the Titans and the Dolphins.
NEWS
July 18, 2014 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
IF YOU FOUND Thomas Piketty's inequality best-seller, Capital in the Twenty-First Century a bit too wonky, consider seeing "The Purge: Anarchy. " In this quickie sequel to the offbeat 2013 horror hit, a 1 percenter resembling Ann Romney presides over a gathering of rich people who watch fellow swells hunting unarmed members of the middle and lower classes. The rich people carry fancy fowling pieces and wear Wellington boots as they try to flush a covey of middle-class people, sort of like Dick Cheney going after pet quail on a game preserve that's more of a free-range zoo for the doomed.
NEWS
June 10, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's always fun to see Hollywood's anointed winners, those ugly mega-blockbuster Goliaths , fall on their faces. And this week they did, to a most unexpected David , writer-director James DeMonaco 's home-invasion thriller, The Purge . A $3 mil morality play set in an imaginary America where once a year people can murder each other without fear of arrest, The Purge opened this weekend atop the box office chart, earning $34.6 mil, according to...
NEWS
June 7, 2013 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
ALL THAT'S missing from the set-up to "The Purge" is the Rod Serling intro. This is a very "Twilight Zone"-y horror movie of ideas (plus some 2013 violence) set in a near-future America wherein a willing populace trades 364 docile, crime-free days for one day of anything-goes mayhem - the so-called Purge, during which all crime is legal. Business is good, as you might guess for enterprising suburbanite James (Ethan Hawke), who sells purportedly impregnable security systems to other McMansion dwellers.
NEWS
June 7, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
What if we could heal our economic woes, reduce unemployment to less than 1 percent, and solidify America's position as the world's greatest financial and military power? What if we could do it all in only a handful of years? That's the utopian world offered in The Purge , a riveting, thoughtful psychological thriller starring Ethan Hawke ( The Woman in the Fifth ) and   Lena Headey ( Game of Thrones ) that opens Friday. The Purge is set in an America that has instituted a simple formula for achieving economic success: Cull the population once a year, cutting out (killing)
SPORTS
February 27, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
IT MIGHT HAVE been the most devastating 6 minutes and 55 seconds the 76ers have played in quite some time, and there have been some lean moments as the team has lost six of its last seven games, including five in a row. On Sunday at Madison Square Garden, the Sixers entered the second quarter against the Knicks trailing by just 24-22 after an odd but gritty first quarter where the teams combined to shoot 16-for-47 (34 percent) and turned the ball over eight times. After that, the Sixers' fortunes went farther south than many of the dresses being worn at the Academy Awards that night.
SPORTS
February 20, 2013
The Baltimore Ravens and Joe Flacco's agent plan to meet this weekend in their first attempt to reach a new contract for the Super Bowl MVP. Joe Linta will be in Indianapolis at the NFL's scouting combine for the first negotiations since August. After the team and Flacco couldn't agree on an extension or a new deal last summer, Flacco played out the final year of his rookie contract - and struck it big. He led the Ravens to the AFC North title, then to playoff victories over Indianapolis, Denver, and New England before beating San Francisco in the Super Bowl.
NEWS
January 18, 2012 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Leadership changes at the Delaware River Port Authority continued today with the appointment of a new deputy chief executive and hiring of a former FBI agent as the DRPA's first inspector general. Michael Conallen Jr., a former chief of staff to two local Republican congressmen, was named deputy chief executive officer, replacing Robert P. Gross. He will be paid $174,000 a year. The change reflects the ongoing makeover of the agency following the election of Gov. Corbett, who chairs the DRPA board, who has replaced Democrats appointed during the Rendell administration.
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