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June 28, 2009 | By Jeff Gelles INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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?
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March 18, 2008 | By Adrienne Lu INQUIRER TRENTON BUREAU
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.
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August 28, 1996 | By Robert A. Rankin and Jodi Enda, INQUIRER CONVENTION BUREAU
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.
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June 26, 2015 | Ellen Gray, Daily News Staff Writer
* 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.
NEWS
April 30, 1989 | By John Corcoran, Special to The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
March 29, 1994 | By Josh Zimmer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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...
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
June 11, 1993 | by Rose DeWolf, Daily News Staff Writer
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...
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June 4, 1992 | By Pauline Pinard Bogaert, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
NEWS
April 21, 2008 | By Thomas Fitzgerald and Tom Infield INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
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.
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June 26, 2015 | Ellen Gray, Daily News Staff Writer
* 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.
NEWS
March 27, 2015
ISSUE | MARKETING A grande win-win After Starbucks Coffee was criticized as being opportunistic for having baristas write race together on coffee cups, the company discontinued the practice ("Starbucks ends cup messages," March 23). But virtually all capitalist enterprise is inherently opportunistic. The green movement in marketing is one example. Companies employing the strategy are at least partly attempting to take advantage of customers' current environmental values to increase sales.
NEWS
March 6, 2013
Medicaid boost will aid elderly The indigent elderly who require nursing home care are another group, in addition to the working poor, who rely on Medicaid. So if Gov. Corbett turns down the Obamacare Medicaid expansion, these Pennsylvanians' children - often middle-aged themselves, and facing their own economic hardships - will be forced to provide care. My husband and I gained experience in this area when his mother suffered a massive stroke that left her bedridden and speechless until her death five years later.
NEWS
December 31, 2012
By Llewellyn King Here are 20 vital questions for New Year 2013. In every case, the answer is "probably not. " 1. Will the telephone companies, the credit-card issuers, and every other organization stop torturing their customers with automated phone systems that deny the right to speak to a human being? 2. Will President Obama tell us where he thinks the nation is going, and what it will look like in four years? 3. Will the tea-party folks finally get over tea and try something a little stronger, like head-clearing bourbon?
NEWS
November 9, 2012
WHEN I WOKE up Wednesday morning, it was dark. There was something ominous about that midweek morning, something that I hadn't felt in many years, something that I hadn't even felt when my father died decades ago. It was sense of intangible, yet visceral, loss. Barack Obama will have four more years to lead this country. Millions are happy about that fact, millions worked to make it a reality, millions would have wept had Mitt Romney won the election. I understand that I am on one side of a deep divide, a polarization that is similar in nature - if not in degree - to that which existed during the Civil War. We aren't ready to shoot our brothers and sisters who disagree with us, thank God. But there is a certain level of enmity that can't be chalked up to political difference.
NEWS
June 6, 2012 | By Melissa Dribben and INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The ragtag tent encampment outside City Hall is long gone and Occupy Philadelphia events have been gathering fewer headlines, but loyalists held a news conference Tuesday to say not only that are they as dynamic and determined as ever, but that they're planning a national blowout event. Right here in Philadelphia. On Independence Mall. During the peak week of the patriotic season. The first "National Gathering of the Occupy Movement" will begin June 30 and continue through July Fourth "in and around Independence Mall," said Julia Alford-Fowler, 33, a composer and Occupy organizer from Port Richmond.
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July 23, 2011 | By MOLLY EICHEL, eichelm@phillynews.com 215-854-5909
LINDSAY LOHAN can't complete psychological treatment because she doesn't have the scratch. Lohan's attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley , said that her client couldn't attend court-mandated private sessions because of "financial issues. " Look, we're just saying that if we had universal health care, Lindsay wouldn't need to worry about such burdensome health-care costs. Then again, in court that day she was wearing a pair of Christian Louboutins that retail for $995. Holley also said that cheaper group therapies were out of the question because the paparazzi that trail Lohan would surely derail the treatment of other patients.
NEWS
March 29, 2010 | By Charles Krauthammer
As the night follows the day, the VAT cometh. With the passage of Obamacare, creating a vast new middle-class entitlement, a national sales tax of the kind that's nearly universal in Europe is inevitable. We are now $8 trillion in debt. The Congressional Budget Office projects another $12 trillion will be added over the next decade. Obamacare, when stripped of its budgetary gimmicks - the unfunded $200 billion-plus "doctor fix," the double-counting of Medicare cuts, the counting of 10 years of revenue and only 6 years of outflows - is at minimum a $2 trillion entitlement.
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