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April 14, 1988 | BY THOMAS PAINE CRONIN
Mayor Goode has proposed a fiscal budget which he claims is a "partnership" for city solvency. The budget would save the city $32 million a year by firing city sanitation workers and replacing them with private companies contracted to collect trash. An additional $67 million a year would be generated by raising taxes - whose taxes, the mayor has yet to say. The mayor is in a difficult situation. Eight years of Reaganism have drastically reduced federal money flowing to cities, causing mounting physical and social deterioration, not only in Philadelphia but in every large and mid- sized city in America.
NEWS
June 2, 1986 | By JOE O'DOWD Jr., Daily News Staff Writer
The Italian Market got a little taste of Red Square yesterday. More than 150 card-carrying members of the Communist Party and their sympathizers gathered in Palumbo's Restaurant at 8th and Catharine streets to discuss the future of the party in America. The party, which has had practically no influence on U.S. politics or society in recent history, is attempting to take a more active role and broaden its appeal by promoting a new national newspaper, the People's Daily World.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 1986 | By JIM KNIGHT, Daily News Staff Writer
Again our musical cup runneth over as D.L. Menard and his Louisiana Aces, a fiddle/guitar/Cayun bunch, present a melodic gumbo, 8 p.m., at the Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St. Tickets: $6. Info: 925-9914. Elka Sylvern, singer/songwriter/mime/dancer, performs Soviet gypsy love songs, American peace songs and Russian folk dances at First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St., 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Philadelphia-Leningrad Sisters Project, it's free. Info: 386-4779. Temple U.'s Thomas Hall Auditorium, 13th and Norris, is the scene of some red-hot Dixieland jazz featuring the Arthur Frank combo in a jazz master class at 12:30 p.m. At 2:30 p.m. there's a jazz workshop concert led by trumpeter Mike Natale.
NEWS
December 30, 1987 | By Richard Reeves
After the 1984 election I wrote a book called The Reagan Detour, arguing that both the man and the ideology called Reaganism had already peaked. He would fade, I said, and begin contradicting himself with new taxation and arms control agreements - and then I predicted the Democrats would sweep the 1986 congressional elections and go on to regain the presidency in 1988. Well, two out of three ain't bad. I have come to doubt my certainty about 1988. Right now I think George Bush could be on his way to becoming the next president of the United States.
NEWS
November 5, 2012
'Ronald Reagan changed the trajectory of America in a way that Richard Nixon did not and in a way that Bill Clinton did not. " That was Barack Obama in 2008. And he was right. Reagan was an ideological inflection point, ending a 50-year liberal ascendancy and beginning a 30-year conservative ascendancy. It is common for one party to take control and enact its ideological agenda. Ascendancy, however, occurs only when the opposition inevitably regains power and then proceeds to accept the basic premises of the preceding revolution.
NEWS
November 6, 1986
Democrats Capture U.S. Senate. Sounds like a big story, doesn't it? One of those historic watershed elections that reshape the political landscape. But the closer one looks at the results, the less meaningful the Democratic triumph becomes. With the possible exception of the farm states, national issues were close to irrelevant in this election. The Democratic victories were built on a host of local particulars, the most important being that the party fielded better candidates.
NEWS
October 16, 1988
They say the second presidential debate was kind of dull, particularly when compared with the vice presidential showdown a week earlier. No delicious gaffes, no memorable put-downs, scarcely any barbed exchanges. Just two reasonably intelligent men standing before the American people telling them how they would run the country. It may have been hard to stay awake until the end, but a lot of us probably slept better that night. What voters saw were two candidates with enough differences to offer a choice, but enough similarities to ensure that, whoever wins, the next administration will not ignore the concerns of the losing side.
NEWS
August 18, 1996 | By Douglas Pike
It was fun watching Jack Kemp, something of a Republican exile only a few weeks ago, being whisked around San Diego like royalty. It was also fun to watch his friend Steve Forbes, a political joke when he started running for president last year, do sound bites and autographs morning, noon and night. Forbes and Kemp are fresh proof that politics holds stunning rewards for men who make bold, even far-fetched, moves. I say men because, at the level of national tickets, women haven't been so bold.
NEWS
September 14, 1988 | BY JACK MCKINNEY
You've probably heard the old saying, "Figures won't lie," as well as Gen. Charles Grosvenor's concomitant truism, "But liars will figure. " By now, anyone who's been following the presidential campaign from scratch might be starting to feel the same way about opinion polls. Every time you wind your watch, feed the dog or break for coffee, some venerable institution is releasing the results of yet another voter survey. Naturally, each new poll is also accompanied by its own unique news hook, so as to command attention.
NEWS
December 21, 1988 | By Cheryl Baisden, Special to The Inquirer
The shock of blondish hair Adam Lemma sported in a 6-inch-high Mohawk haircut last year was something he took pride in. It set him apart from the rest of the kids in his Eastern High School freshman class. But now Lemma, 16, is a sophomore, and with that new status comes a new look. So, without regret, he shaved off all of his hair and donned the uniform of a skinhead. Identified clothing-wise by their preference for flight jackets, Dr. Marten's work boots, suspenders, and tennis shirts, skinheads represent the country's latest youthful movement.
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NEWS
May 13, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
A FEW WEEKS ago, Tattle led with a story about Will Ferrell developing a comedy in which he would play President Ronald Reagan with Alzheimer's. The movie was listed as a comedy. A number of our readers, including close friends, thought the idea was in terrible taste and let us know in no uncertain terms. Turns out we weren't the only ones to get hate mail. A day or so later, Ferrell dropped out of the project. Ferrell's producing partner, Philadelphian Adam McKay ( The Big Short , Anchorman )
NEWS
May 1, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Ferrell won't play Reagan Will Ferrell on Friday said he would not star as Ronald Reagan in a forthcoming satire that portrays the 40th president leading the country while suffering from dementia. Reagan died of Alzheimer's in 2004. The film is about an intern who helps Reagan by convincing him he's playing the leader of the free world in a movie. The Alzheimer's Association said using "dementia as a comedic device is offensive. " Reagan's daughter Patti Davis posted an open letter to Ferrell.
NEWS
April 29, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
OH, LIBERAL Hollywood, there you go again. Will Ferrell, who's become a star playing a variety of lunkheads, is sure to anger a portion of the population having signed on to play President Ronald Reagan in the simply titled movie comedy "Reagan. " Variety reports that the fictional script by Mike Rosolio was on the infamous Hollywood Black List of the best unproduced scripts. It deals with Reagan's second term when he begins to suffer from dementia. An intern must then convince the leader of the free world that he's an actor playing a president.
NEWS
April 19, 2016
By Faith Whittlesey There is an argument being widely asserted today that is plainly intellectually dishonest. In the past, Washington politicians, partisan commentators, and foreign policy elites have employed this argument to discredit insurgent candidacies - often accompanied by a studied, sad-eyed condescension and no small amount of eye-rolling. It happened with Ronald Reagan, and it appears to be happening now with Donald Trump. The argument goes like this: Trump is to be dismissed out of hand as "unqualified" to formulate U.S. foreign policy positions and cannot be trusted to conduct U.S. foreign policy because he has "no experience" and has the "wrong temperament.
NEWS
March 12, 2016 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, POLITICS WRITER
Maybe Nancy Reagan, a woman of exceptional perceptiveness, foresaw the great Republican crack-up. Maybe she thought that Chris Christie could save the party back in September 2011, when she invited the New Jersey governor to speak at her husband's presidential library and museum in California at the height of the GOP establishment clamor for Christie to run for president right away. When Christie escorted Reagan into the auditorium that night, it seemed like an anointment, as if the torch of the movement and party that Ronald Reagan built were being passed to a new generation of leader.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2016
Patti Davis on mom Patti Davis and her mom, Nancy Reagan , developed a much more loving connection with each other in the years before the former first lady's death on Sunday, Davis told Maria Shriver Thursday on NBC's Today . In a searing 1992 memoir, Davis, now 63, described her mom as abusive and overly critical. That changed when her dad, former President Ronald Reagan, became ill late in life. "At some point, and really it was at the beginning of my father's illness, I chose to aim for peace of mind in and of itself with my mother," Davis told Today . "I made a decision to look at her and look at us through a different lens - through a more loving, forgiving lens.
NEWS
March 8, 2016 | By Karen Heller, For The Inquirer
Nancy Davis Reagan, 94, the powerful and devoted wife of President Ronald Reagan, principal caregiver during his decadelong twilight with Alzheimer's disease, and the primary architect of his legacy, died Sunday morning at her home in the Bel-Air section of Los Angeles. The cause was congestive heart failure. She will be buried at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., next to her husband, who died on June 5, 2004. Mrs. Reagan is widely viewed, by admirers and detractors alike, as one of the most powerful first ladies in history.
NEWS
September 14, 2015 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
To reboot his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker last week visited a shrine: Eureka College in central Illinois, alma mater of Ronald Reagan. Walker promised to "wreak havoc in Washington," a goal he equated with his idol's famous vow to "drain the swamp" there. Walker said he would prohibit unions from deducting money for political activity from federal workers' paychecks, roll back Obamacare, and cancel the nuclear agreement with Iran.
TRAVEL
February 17, 2014 | By Michael Milne, For The Inquirer
When Ronald Reagan finished his second term, he rode off to his California ranch on a wave of popularity that helped his vice president get elected to succeed him. Our last image of Richard M. Nixon was quite different. Forced to resign over the Watergate affair, he left office in disgrace. As he boarded the helicopter on the White House lawn, he gave Americans a parting gesture, his arms raised with his fingers spelling out "V" for victory as he, too, headed off to California. Soon after leaving office, Ronald Reagan was afflicted with Alzheimer's disease and spent most of his remaining life in seclusion.
NEWS
May 7, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS - Former U.S. Health and Human Service Secretary Otis R. Bowen has died. He was 95. Bowen helped promote safe sex practices in the early years of the AIDS crisis as the top federal health official under President Ronald Reagan. He also served two terms as Indiana's governor, overhauling the state's tax system. Gov. Mike Pence said Bowen died Saturday. Pence didn't disclose the cause of death. Before his rise to become a wildly popular Republican governor from 1973-1981 in Indiana, Bowen was a small-town doctor.
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