September 25, 2013 |
IT'S BEEN SPOTTED on license plates in Atlantic City and Collingdale, draped across a truck in a Kohl's parking lot and flying on poles outside homes in Montgomery and Chester counties. You can see it on the side of a building off Aramingo Avenue in Port Richmond, hanging inside an apartment near Capitolo Playground in South Philly and painted on the "Dukes of Hazzard" replica Dodge Charger cruising around Delaware County. In Camden, it's practically the official emblem for country-rock tailgate parties outside the Susquehanna Bank Center, where a concertgoer was charged this summer with bias intimidation for allegedly waving it at city residents and spewing racial slurs.
August 14, 2011 |
BENGHAZI, Libya - Omar el-Keish wanted to make a strong statement when he headed out with his wife and daughter for a revolutionary rally in the de facto rebel capital. Keish decided to bring along a flag. It wasn't the ubiquitous Libyan rebel flag that flutters at every downtown rally. He chose the American flag - the Stars and Stripes - on a long, heavy pole. The 57-year-old airline pilot waved the big fluttering fabric with both arms, and rally-goers smiled and flashed the V for victory sign at the sight of Old Glory.
April 29, 2003
YOUR liberal rag sank to new depths with its April 24 front page smear of U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum. Thank God that there are people like Sen. Santorum willing to stand up for basic morals, especially as an elected official. And thank God for the people of Pennsylvania, the vast majority of whom see past the kind of ultra-liberal slant pushed by the Daily News with pieces like this (and that immature lib comic "Shrubbery" that disgraces your pages). Matt Veasey, Philadelphia Loved your April 23 editorial about Rick Santorum having a "problem" with homosexual acts.
March 18, 2000
Not 'pushing beer' PETA isn't "pushing beer" (article, March 13). We stress fruit juices, soy milk and mineral water - even soda - over milk or beer. We've invoked beer in our nutritional comparison simply to make the point that milk is so awful for you that even beer - certainly no health food itself - would be a better choice. PETA urges everyone, beer-drinkers included, to drink responsibly. Where milk is concerned, there's no such thing. ALISON GREEN, Norfolk, Va. Dissuading college students and everyone else from drinking cow's milk is an intelligent idea, even though no one would seriously suggest beer as a healthy alternative (article, March 13)
March 7, 2000 |
When the NAACP called for a boycott of South Carolina to force the state to stop flying the Confederate flag over its statehouse, they didn't just mean you should stay away from tobacco and soybeans. Several celebs, including Patti LaBelle, Eric Benet and Brian McKnight, have taken the civil rights organization at its word and have canceled plans to perform in the Palmetto State. The pullouts have threatened the state's prestigious Spoleto Festival U.S.A., an annual 18-day celebration of arts and music, slated to begin May 25. Most recently, the New York Times reports, dancer Bill T. Jones yanked his troupe out of the festival.
February 19, 2000
Too bad Penn State, West Chester, Lincoln and Cheyney universities have no athletic activities scheduled in South Carolina. They'd cancel them, they say, joining the NAACP-called boycott of the Palmetto State. Seven area schools have done just that. Temple University and Haverford, Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr, Dickinson and Franklin & Marshall colleges, as well as Westtown School, had athletic activities scheduled for South Carolina - but no longer. We applaud their decision - not because this kind of pressure will necessarily convince South Carolina to remove the Confederate flag from atop its Capitol in Columbia (it could have a reverse effect by reinforcing a siege mentality)
February 13, 2000 |
In the fields of South Carolina, where hundreds of thousands of African Americans once labored as slaves, cotton farmers are shaking off the tedium of winter and starting to plan their crop. And although much of the state's cotton eventually will go to make shirts and slacks, sweaters and socks, it is possible that some of it could be used by a New Jersey firm for a more controversial purpose: to make the Confederate flags that fly atop the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia, the capital.
February 9, 2000 |
Hoping to reignite his presidential campaign, Bill Bradley unleashed an impassioned attack yesterday against racial prejudice in this state where the Confederate flag still flies atop the Capitol dome. His intended audience was much larger than the appreciative crowd that packed the auditorium at Benedict College, a small, historically black institution here. Buffeted by sinking poll numbers and a sense that the air is leaking out of his insurgent campaign for the Democratic nomination, Bradley hoped to use his speech to reach African American voters in key primary states such as New York, and to invigorate his liberal base.
February 4, 2000 |
They are the New Republicans, proud members of a new breed that wants to cast off the immigrant-bashing of the past, appeal to minorities, and build a broader, more diverse party to take advantage of a rapidly changing America. But as George W. Bush and John McCain take their suddenly close competition for the Republican presidential nomination to South Carolina, they are about to face the first real challenge to their claim - one they will see every time they look to the top of the state Capitol dome in Columbia: The Confederate battle flag.
January 22, 2000
South Carolina legislators, public sentiment is clear on the Confederate flag flying over your Capitol, however you want to measure it: 46,000 marchers against the flag versus 6,000 in favor; An NAACP boycott beginning to drain $280 million in yearly tourist dollars from your state; Entreaties from your own municipal and county governments, businesses and universities; A petition from 48 of 60-some surviving legislators who...