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August 27, 2016 | By David C. Gompert and Hans Binnendijk
  His detractors say that Donald Trump lacks the temperament to be commander in chief, and thus president of the United States. For instance, 50 national-security experts from his own party recently stated they would not vote for him, opining in an open letter that he "is unable or unwilling to separate truth from falsehood. He does not encourage conflicting views. He lacks self-control and acts impetuously. He cannot tolerate personal criticism. " While we will not take a position on the accusations in the open letter, our recent RAND Corporation book, Blinders, Blunders and Wars , does shed light on the consequences of a leader's temperament and its possible impact on a nation's security.
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June 30, 1991 | By Shelly Phillips, Special to The Inquirer
My son was easy at first, both at home and at day care. But now that he's five months old, he's become very fussy. My husband has a high-stress job and can't stand the crying. Would my baby be happier if I quit work and stayed home? Nature versus nurture questions begin in infancy and probably continue through adulthood. Parents ask themselves, "If I had been stricter/wiser/ kinder/more demanding/more laid-back would my kids have turned out differently?" But it's impossible to rerun parenting, so social scientists do the next best thing: complete studies to help parents understand the impact they have on their children.
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January 26, 2010 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Leslie Fleisher will step down March 15 from the judgeship she has held since 2001, Fleisher's attorney confirmed yesterday. Talk of Fleisher's resignation has been widespread around the city's Criminal Justice Center for several months after lawyer complaints about her courtroom management and judicial temperament. Samuel C. Stretton, who represented Fleisher in the months leading to her decision, said Fleisher, 47, was "retiring" to return to private practice and resume her pre-bench career working with animal-rights groups.
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December 23, 2014 | By Kevin Long, For The Inquirer
ARLINGTON, Texas - It's not as if the Dallas Cowboys have never had company from an A-list celebrity. Divas from Joey Heatherton to Carrie Underwood received all kinds of notoriety from their associations with "America's Team. " The latest nationally known fan to draw attention with an affinity to the Cowboys is Gov. Christie, who was in attendance for Dallas' 42-7 win Sunday against the Colts, much to the delight of owner Jerry Jones. "Frankly, he has the makings of a top football coach," Jones said.
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February 11, 1991 | By Lesley Valdes, Inquirer Music Critic
The sonic universe that has preoccupied cellist Lynn Harrell with the Philadelphia Orchestra during the last week is Henri Dutilleux's Tout un monde lontain, which has been translated as "A faraway world. " The 1970 work certainly is at a far remove from the Brahms Trio in C minor (Op. 101) and Trio in C major (Op. 87), for which Harrell joined violinist Pamela Frank and pianist Claude Frank yesterday afternoon at the Curtis Institute. At the Academy of Music, Harrell has been evoking with exceptional felicity a contemporary concerto whose pleasures depend on the ability to suggest, rather than to stress, lyricism of a terrific elusiveness.
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October 16, 2001 | By Clea Benson INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Philadelphia Bar Association yesterday recommended that voters oust two sitting local judges and also recommended against four candidates for open judicial seats. The candidates will be on the ballot in the Nov. 6 general election. Twenty-three sitting Common Pleas and Municipal Court judges are up for retention, and 15 candidates are vying for 11 vacant Common Pleas seats and two seats on the Municipal bench. Not recommended for retention were Common Pleas Court Judge James Murray Lynn, who is assigned to Family Court, and Municipal Court Judge Louis G.F. Retacco.
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August 26, 2012
DEAR ABBY : My daughter has given me permission to resume communication with my grandson "Justin. " She has kept us apart since he was 3. Justin is now 17. I have been told by the other grandparents that Justin holds no animosity toward me. He knows I have never given up hope that one day we could reunite. Because of my daughter's unpredictable temperament and her use of my grandson as a way to control me, I don't trust her to keep the door open between us. What steps should I take? Justin turns 18 next year and his mom plans to "move without him, once he's 18. " Should I contact him now or wait until he reaches 18?
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January 15, 1998 | By Acel Moore
The headlines and the news stories tell only one aspect of the life and background of Common Pleas Court Judge Frederica Massiah-Jackson. Her nomination to the federal bench is under attack by political ideologues in the U.S. Senate and law-and-order prosecutors, led by Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham. Abraham's criticism of Massiah-Jackson implies that the judge has not been friendly to police or prosecutors, lacks proper judicial temperament, and is soft on criminals.
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November 20, 1987 | By Lesley Valdes, Inquirer Music Critic
Even in the presence of the best of orchestras, and few could dispute Philadelphia's preeminence in that category, it is easy to feel a mild trepidation when players step from the ranks to play a concerto. One fears some artistic temperament or character may be lacking in the soloist - and possibly even begrudges the absence of a better-known name. Such fears were completely unjustified last night when the Philadelphia Orchestra's associate concertmaster, William de Pasquale, stepped in front of his colleagues at the Academy of Music to play British composer William Walton's sole Violin Concerto.
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March 28, 1986 | By R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr
Apropos the recent unpleasantness in the Gulf of Sidra, those who would act like Barbary pirates should be treated like Barbary pirates. Those who would draw a "line of death" across international waters are repeating the bellicose deeds of Hitler and Mussolini and will inevitably someday be dealt with as those two epic troublemakers were dealt with. What did Libya's Moammar Khadafy have in mind when he drew that line, Lebensraum for seagoing Libyans? His rapacity was in defiance of international law and custom.
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August 27, 2016 | By David C. Gompert and Hans Binnendijk
  His detractors say that Donald Trump lacks the temperament to be commander in chief, and thus president of the United States. For instance, 50 national-security experts from his own party recently stated they would not vote for him, opining in an open letter that he "is unable or unwilling to separate truth from falsehood. He does not encourage conflicting views. He lacks self-control and acts impetuously. He cannot tolerate personal criticism. " While we will not take a position on the accusations in the open letter, our recent RAND Corporation book, Blinders, Blunders and Wars , does shed light on the consequences of a leader's temperament and its possible impact on a nation's security.
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March 8, 2016
DONALD TRUMP is not fit to be president of the United States. Many people have said it - politicians of both parties, economists, pundits, business leaders - but millions of GOP primary voters don't seem to be listening. Much of the Republican base has taken leave of its senses, a flight blamed alternately on inchoate anger, disgust with inside-the-Beltway candidates and misplaced affection for a plain-speaking cartoon character who often seems to utter whatever nonsense comes into his head.
SPORTS
December 23, 2014 | By Kevin Long, For The Inquirer
ARLINGTON, Texas - It's not as if the Dallas Cowboys have never had company from an A-list celebrity. Divas from Joey Heatherton to Carrie Underwood received all kinds of notoriety from their associations with "America's Team. " The latest nationally known fan to draw attention with an affinity to the Cowboys is Gov. Christie, who was in attendance for Dallas' 42-7 win Sunday against the Colts, much to the delight of owner Jerry Jones. "Frankly, he has the makings of a top football coach," Jones said.
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November 2, 2014 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
He defended his Ebola quarantine policy on national television, lambasted President Obama's leadership as limited to "seven-minute lectures from the South Lawn," and supplied morning-show fodder by ordering a Hurricane Sandy protester to "sit down and shut up. " Gov. Christie spent last week in the national limelight, shrinking from neither criticism of his Ebola pronouncements by public health officials - "We're right and they were wrong," he...
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August 26, 2012
DEAR ABBY : My daughter has given me permission to resume communication with my grandson "Justin. " She has kept us apart since he was 3. Justin is now 17. I have been told by the other grandparents that Justin holds no animosity toward me. He knows I have never given up hope that one day we could reunite. Because of my daughter's unpredictable temperament and her use of my grandson as a way to control me, I don't trust her to keep the door open between us. What steps should I take? Justin turns 18 next year and his mom plans to "move without him, once he's 18. " Should I contact him now or wait until he reaches 18?
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May 27, 2012 | By David Murphy
Jonathan Papelbon is sitting in the Phillies dugout at Citizens Bank Park, surrounded by a pack of reporters who have spent much of the previous decade chronicling his every pitch. The Red Sox are in town, and with them one of the major league's largest media contingents, the entirety of which is quizzing the veteran closer on the looming showdown with his former team. Reveling in the attention, Papelbon begins to refer himself as "Cinco Ocho," a label that began as a nickname coined by former teammate Alex Cora but has since morphed into an entity that he considers to be his alter-ego.
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January 26, 2010 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Leslie Fleisher will step down March 15 from the judgeship she has held since 2001, Fleisher's attorney confirmed yesterday. Talk of Fleisher's resignation has been widespread around the city's Criminal Justice Center for several months after lawyer complaints about her courtroom management and judicial temperament. Samuel C. Stretton, who represented Fleisher in the months leading to her decision, said Fleisher, 47, was "retiring" to return to private practice and resume her pre-bench career working with animal-rights groups.
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November 9, 2008 | By Larry Eichel INQUIRER SENIOR WRITER
After a presidential campaign is over, certain comments look absurd in retrospect. Like this one from Rudy Giuliani's speech at the Republican convention. "Barack Obama has never led anything, nothing!" the former New York mayor said to gales of laughter from the thousands in the hall. "Nada! Nada! Nothing!" At the time, Obama was leading an organization that would open hundreds of offices around the country, employ several thousand people, mobilize more than a million volunteers, and raise about $700 million.
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July 25, 2005 | Christine M. Flowers
LET THE games begin! What games, you ask? The shrieking and wailing, the tearing of hair and the gnashing of teeth, the ill-concealed sarcasm and the self-righteous posturing. In short, the Senate confirmation hearings on John Roberts. President Bush nominated Judge Roberts, a member of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, to fill the vacancy left by the retiring Sandra Day O'Connor. While the nomination surprised those anticipating a woman, Alberto Gonzalez or Attila the Hun (apparently unavailable)
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