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November 30, 2007
IN JOHN Bruhns' "The Anti-war Phonies," he asserts, "If any candidate wants my vote, they first and foremost need to convince me that they will end the war in Iraq. " Hey, Bruhns, check the newswires. President Bush is ending the war in Iraq, no thanks to you. The surge is working. Peace is coming to Iraq. Vote peace. Vote Republican. Raoul Deming Chester Springs
NEWS
December 5, 2003
WHEN AL GORE gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention rivaling any socialist in history, I condemned him. Little did the American people know that his opponent, the purported conservative Republican George W. Bush, was a silent big spender who would return us to the days of massive deficits. With the passing of the $400 billion Medicare prescription entitlement package, a new era of the welfare state has been set in place. Al Gore, whose misguided policies would have been a disaster, at least had the decency to let us know upfront what we could expect in his presidency.
NEWS
November 18, 1988 | By Mark Thompson, Inquirer Washington Bureau
On the eve of the public unveiling of the B-2 "Stealth" bomber, critics asserted yesterday that the new plane will not be able to accomplish its key mission of hunting down Soviet mobile missile launchers and could cost as much as $850 million each, three times more than the new B-1 bomber. Officials of the Federation of American Scientists and the Union of Concerned Scientists told reporters that the B-2, scheduled to be seen in public for the first time on Tuesday, should be scrapped.
NEWS
December 30, 1989
Out of the Panamanian skies they came, carrying out their mission with nary a hitch. They were F-117 "Stealth" fighters, and their success is being trumpeted as justification for spending jillions on more and fancier airplanes. There's only one problem with this, the same problem that caused our Air Force to reject the economical and useful F-20 in favor of a bigger fleet of more splendiferously expensive and fancier F-14s. The mission wasn't much. Setting off bombs in a vacant lot to confuse a ragtag bunch of militiamen is a mission that could have been carried out just about as well by a couple of low-flying World War II-vintage P-40s.
NEWS
July 19, 1989
Wouldn't you know it? On the day that the B-2 Stealth bomber made its maiden flight, proving that the thing might actually work, President Bush was in Europe telling the world that the Soviets "are moving in our direction, coming our way. " And he wasn't talking about their tanks either. Such are the vicissitudes of the weapons game. Serious planning for the Stealth began a decade ago, just about the time the Red Army was rolling into Afghanistan. What followed was five years of almost unrelieved nastiness - the grain embargo, Olympic boycotts in 1980 and 1984, martial law in Poland, a snarling confrontation over medium-range missiles in Europe, the Soviet downing of a Korean airliner with a member of Congress aboard.
NEWS
March 5, 1988 | By Mark Thompson, Inquirer Washington Bureau
The Pentagon's supersecret Stealth bomber will cost more and do less than its champions have been suggesting during the last several years, according to recent comments by the nation's top military experts. Rep. Les Aspin (D., Wis.), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said the Air Force's official price tag for the Stealth - now estimated at nearly $400 million apiece - is "probably unrealistic" and too low. And the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in their latest annual report on the state of the nation's defenses, pulled back from their earlier contention that the plane would be able to strike all movable Soviet targets.
NEWS
July 20, 2005
IF FINDING a new U.S. Supreme Court justice is going to turn into a bloody football game, John Roberts looks like he'll be a very slippery football. Because President Bush's nominee is a veteran lawyer but only a rookie judge - he was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit only two years ago - little is really known about Roberts' judicial philosophy. Getting a handle on him won't be easy. That's why its appropriate for the U.S. Senate to drill deep and hard into Roberts' mind.
NEWS
October 16, 2005 | By Bruce Ackerman
Despite conservative cries of betrayal, President Bush is a man of his word. He has delivered on his promise of another Clarence Thomas. At the time of Thomas' nomination in 1991, his only obvious qualification was his success in breaking the glass ceiling blocking the ascent of his fellow blacks. He was a stealth candidate, whose views were known only to a chosen few within George H. W. Bush's administration, which sought to reassure right-wing activists that they were getting the real thing.
NEWS
December 1, 1998
Gov. Ridge yesterday did the right thing by vetoing the so-called stealth legislation that could have authorized $175 million for new Pittsburgh sports stadiums. The problem was that few legislators knew that an obscure bill they approved last Wednesday exempted Pittsburgh's stadium funding from state debt restrictions - opening the door for the governor to approve Pittsburgh-only stadium debt. The governor - who is trying to deliver on his offer of a one-third state share of stadium costs in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia - fortunately agreed that was the wrong way to get the job done.
NEWS
March 11, 1988 | By Mark Thompson, Inquirer Washington Bureau
The supersecret Stealth bomber, designed to fly undetected by enemy radar, also will be hidden on the ground at its U.S. air base, according to Air Force budget documents. The documents, recently sent to Congress by the Air Force, report that 34 "covered aircraft facilities" will be built at Whiteman Air Force Base, 65 miles southeast of Kansas City, Mo., as part of the $200 million plan to station the Stealth there. Even when on alert, ready to take off on a moment's notice, the plane will be indoors, the documents said.
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February 6, 2016
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SPORTS
June 19, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 76ers apologized to reporters and gave them bottled water and donuts Tuesday, but not access to prospective draft pick Andrew Wiggins. For the second straight day, the 6-foot-8 swingman showed up at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, worked out for the team with the No. 3 pick in the June 26 draft, and left without talking to the media gathered outside the practice facility. Just like Monday, the only glimpse of the former Kansas standout came when he exited the back of the building.
SPORTS
April 21, 2014
What: National Lacrosse League, Wings (5-11) at Vancouver Stealth (4-11) When: Saturday at 10 p.m. Where: Langley Events Centre, Langley, British Columbia. Outlook: While the Wings are out of playoff contention with two games remaining, the Stealth are fourth in the West Division still with a chance to finish third and gain the final playoff berth in the West. They need to win and have the Colorado Mammoth lose at Minnesota on Saturday to stay in the postseason hunt.
SPORTS
January 21, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Wings spoiled the home opener for the Minnesota Swarm with a 15-8 National Lacrosse League win in front of 8,213 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul Sunday afternoon. Wings goaltender Evan Kirk, acquired from the Swarm (1-3) in an offseason trade, made his former team pay with 35 saves on 43 shots. The Wings (2-3) opened the scoring and never trailed, leading by 4-1 after the first quarter and by 8-4 at halftime. Jordan Hall led the way with four goals and four assists for the Wings, and Tracey Kelusky added a hat trick.
SPORTS
March 10, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
Coming off back-to-back wins, the Washington Stealth crushed the Wings, 16-10, at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night in a match between two of the NLL's hottest teams. The Stealth started out fast, building a 4-2 lead after the first period and increasing it to 10-3 at the half. The Wings fell to 5-4, while Washington improved to 7-4.  
SPORTS
March 26, 2012
THE WINGS LOSt in sudden-death overtime, 16-15, to the West Division-leading Colorado Mammoth on Sunday at the Wells Fargo Center. The Wings could have clinched a playoff spot with a win or a Washington loss, but were denied when the Stealth earned a victory over Minnesota. Colorado clinched with the win. Mammoth rookie Adam Jones scored the winning goal in the extra session, ruining the Wings' rally. The Wings were trailing, 13-7, early in the second half, but scored six unanswered goals to climb back into the game.
SPORTS
January 22, 2012 | By Kevin Cirilli, For The Inquirer
Rookie Kevin Crowley scored the game-winning goal in overtime Saturday night as the Wings earned their first victory of the year, beating the Washington Stealth, 10-9, at the Wells Fargo Center. Crowley, who scored five goals and had an assist in the game, recorded a hat trick in the first eight minutes of the first quarter to get the Wings off to a 3-0 lead. But the Stealth held the Wings scoreless in the second and tied the game at halftime. "The next shot can be the most important," said Crowley, who was named the NLL rookie of the week last week.
NEWS
December 8, 2011 | By Kelly William Cobb
For the first time, Pennsylvania residents face paying sales taxes on everything they buy online under a recent decision by the state Department of Revenue. This amounts to a tax increase that skirts the legislative process, threatens to cost thousands of state residents their jobs, and stretches the state's constitutional authority. And while it was effected by bureaucrats, the responsibility for this tax hike should fall squarely in the lap of the state's chief executive, Gov. Corbett.
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