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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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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.
NEWS
January 28, 2013
The media herd is stunned to discover that President Obama is a man of the left. After 699 teleprompted presidential speeches, the commentariat was apparently still oblivious. Until Monday's inaugural address, that is. Where has everyone been these four years? The only surprise is that Obama chose his second inaugural, generally an occasion for "malice toward none" ecumenism, to unveil so uncompromising a liberal manifesto. But the substance was no surprise. After all, Obama had unveiled his transformational agenda in his very first address to Congress, four years ago. It was, I wrote at the time, "the boldest social-democratic manifesto ever issued by a U.S. president.
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
October 15, 2012
By Micah Zenko The Joint Special Operations Command and the CIA are reportedly identifying potential targets suspected of being involved in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. A senior U.S. official said "highly pre-decisional ... options are being teed up" should President Obama request them (which he reportedly has not). As with any terrorist attack against American citizens, bases, or diplomatic sites, Obama faces tremendous pressure to "do something" in response, especially as Republicans cite his supposedly weak foreign policy as a cause of the attacks.
NEWS
August 27, 2012
Robert W. Patterson is editor of the public-policy journal the Family in America On the eve of its Tampa convention, the Grand Old Party is as pumped as a young lady who just accepted an engagement ring from the man of her dreams. Conservatives may have reluctantly embraced Mitt Romney, but his running-mate choice, Paul Ryan - the wunderkind House budget chairman - has injected needed testosterone into the campaign. Still, excitement over the youthful Wisconsin congressman may not generate enough energy to win in November.
NEWS
August 14, 2012 | By Scott Bomboy, CONSTITUTION DAILY
Bomboy is editor-in-chief of the National Constitution Center . A look back at famous political conventions shows that a widely attributed landmark speech by Ronald Reagan never happened in 1964 at the GOP convention in San Francisco. Reagan did give the speech of his life in 1964, which set him on the path to the presidency and established many of the current philosophical foundations of the Republican party. Among conservatives is known as "The Speech"; it later became called "A Time for Choosing.
NEWS
July 15, 2012 | By Vanessa Gera, Associated Press
GDANSK, Poland - Polish officials unveiled a statue of former President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II on Saturday, honoring two men widely credited in this Eastern European country with helping to topple communism 23 years ago. The statue was unveiled in Gdansk, the birthplace of Lech Walesa's Solidarity movement, in the presence of about 120 former Solidarity activists, many of whom were imprisoned in the 1980s for their roles in organizing or...
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May 23, 2012 | By Gregory Katz and Robert Jablon, Associated Press
LONDON - A Channel Islands auction house says it's selling a vial that allegedly contains blood residue from Ronald Reagan - a move denounced Tuesday by the late U.S. president's family and his foundation. The vial being auctioned online was used by the laboratory that tested Reagan's blood when he was hospitalized after a 1981 assassination attempt in Washington, the PFCAuctions house said. Reagan's son Michael condemned the auction, but said he was confident it was not his father's blood.
NEWS
April 22, 2012 | Freelance
Reagan and Thatcher The Difficult Relationship By Richard Aldous W.W. Norton & Company. 342 pp. $27.95 Reviewed by John Rossi Otto von Bismarck, who forged a united German nation from an array of German-speaking states in the late 19th century, once observed that the key to the 20th century would be that Americans spoke English. The so-called "special relationship" between the two largest branches of the English-speaking world proved decisive in two world wars.
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