June 28, 2009 |
Imagine living in a society where reliable police and fire protection were available only to those who worked for the largest employers. In this fictional country, people with enough money might be able to buy personal protection - but perhaps not if they'd suffered a burglary five years ago, or once called 911 for a kitchen fire. Would people with good ideas and a little bit of money be willing to give up personal security for the chance to start their own businesses? Or would they cling to the safety promised by a job at a big company or institution?
March 18, 2008 |
New Jersey would become one of only a handful of states nationwide with universal health care, under a plan being pitched by the Democratic chairman of the state Senate's health committee. Sen. Joseph F. Vitale (D., Middlesex) revealed some details of his proposal yesterday, including rough estimates of what it could cost the state. Vitale said his plan, put together by a team including lawmakers and industry experts, makes economic sense because it would cost less to insure New Jersey's 1.4 million uninsured residents than it costs to pay for their care now at hospitals, often in emergency situations.
August 28, 1996 |
Hillary Rodham Clinton shared the spotlight at the Democratic National Convention last night with two veteran liberal warriors who heartily endorsed President Clinton's reelection even as they voiced their unhappiness over his welfare policies. When Hillary Clinton took the podium here in her native city, she was greeted by loud and prolonged applause from delegates eager to show their support for the often-maligned first lady. Speaking in a calm, deliberate tone, she responded to Bob Dole, who in his acceptance speech at the GOP convention criticized her book about children.
June 26, 2015 |
* HUMANS. 9 p.m. Sunday, AMC. ROBOTS are such a sci-fi staple that it might seem as if there's nothing left to say on the subject, at least until Roomba comes out with a vacuum cleaner that looks like a supermodel and wants to talk about its feelings. Yet, there has to be a reason we keep making - and watching - movies and TV shows about robots, and AMC's new "Humans" has a few ideas about that that go beyond Stephen Hawking's fear that artificial intelligence may eventually decide to destroy us. An eight-episode British-American remake of a Swedish show, "Humans," which premieres Sunday, takes place in what the network refers to as a "parallel present.
April 30, 1989 |
The Upper Providence Zoning Hearing Board has denied a request by the owner of the Little Inn for a zoning variance that would have allowed him to rent part of a building next door to a car repair service. The board voted 4-0, with member Robert C. Campbell absent, at Wednesday's meeting to deny the variance because members said they did not have enough information. Kosta Hionas, the owner of the Little Inn at 9 State Rd., was asked at last month's meeting to bring a more detailed plan this month.
March 29, 1994 |
Ask John Gagliardi, owner of a hair salon, if he supports universal health care, and he offers an unqualified yes. But Gagliardi, president of the Collingswood Business and Professional Association, representing about 125 ventures, feels just as strongly that the Clinton administration's plan for an employer-paid health system could bankrupt small businesses such as his own. So when Secretary of Labor Robert Reich began fielding questions during...
May 3, 2002
BILL CLINTON, talk-show host? The former president reportedly took a meeting with NBC executives this week to discuss hosting his own talk show, saying he wanted to be the next Oprah. It's a crowded field getting even more crowded; just last month Phil Donahue, the father of daytime TV talk shows, announced he'd be returning to television with a new show for MSNBC. This Clinton move doesn't surprise us. In fact, Bill Clinton could be the offspring of Phil and Oprah: He has the silver- haired, silver-tongued, sensitive-guy rap of Phil, and could be a dead ringer for Oprah in the chow-hound department.
June 11, 1993 |
Philadelphia-area business executives are intensely negative about the Clinton presidency, according to results of a new survey. The survey of business executives in the tri-state Greater Philadelphia area shows that almost 60 percent of them "strongly disapprove" of the way President Clinton is handling his job. "It shows that Clinton has not won over the business leaders who are critical to his goal of job expansion," said researcher Bill...
June 4, 1992 |
Nearly 50 students will be knocking on 75,000 Southeastern Pennsylvania doors this summer in a grass-roots effort to support the move for a national health-care system. Under the auspices of the Campaign for Health Care Reform, a Washington- based group, the goal is to reach at least 40,000 people and to urge them to write in support of Senate Bill 2320, known as the 1992 Universal Health Care bill. The measure, which seeks to provide health care to all Americans through a publicly administered program, is co-sponsored by Sens.
April 21, 2008 |
Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama raced across Pennsylvania yesterday, sweet-talking voters even as they threw elbows, scrambling for any advantage two days before the state's Democratic primary. In some of the most pointed attacks of the campaign, the rivals unleashed TV ads accusing each other of being enthralled to the special interests they say they oppose. At a rally in Johnstown, Clinton jumped on a comment that Obama made earlier in Reading that Republican nominee-in-waiting John McCain would be better than President Bush.