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September 17, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
In a speech Thursday at the University of Notre Dame, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput called presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton "very bad news for our country. " Chaput said that since he first voted in 1966, "the major parties have never, at the same time, offered two such deeply flawed candidates. " He said he believes each candidate is detrimental to the nation in different ways. "One candidate, in the view of a lot of people, is a belligerent demagogue with an impulse-control problem.
SPORTS
April 14, 2010
Throughout the Flyers-Devils Turnpike Series, the Daily News will be giving readers a look at the view from North Jersey with daily stories from the staff of the Record, in Bergen County.
NEWS
May 9, 2003 | By Jeff Hurvitz
If buildings could see, City Hall's tower would be the eyes of the nation. Now with the April 28 reopening of its observation deck, tourists can once again view a snapshot of our country's development. For five weeks, the tower was closed as U.S. troops fought in Iraq to oust a dictator, liberate a people, and create an opening for democracy. That war took place far away, in the cradle of civilization. Here, in the cradle of liberty, an orange alert had curtailed access to many areas, including the tower.
TRAVEL
January 29, 2012
Inquirer readers were on the move this holiday season, beginning with Thanksgiving adventures and continuing into the new year. Some journeyed as far as Africa and the Middle East, while others stayed in this hemisphere and still others just stepped out their front doors, looking for what they usually miss as they go about their daily lives. One thing all did: They had a camera to capture the moment. And they entered the Winter Travel Photo Contest. Today we offer you the finalists, as chosen by a three-judge panel of Inquirer editors, in six categories: Buildings and Architecture; Animals; Holiday Sights; What I Did on My Winter Vacation; Landscapes; and Sunrise/Sunset.
NEWS
September 19, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Staff Writer
It is one of the highest points in the New Jersey Pinelands. And the view from the 60-foot-tall Apple Pie Hill fire tower is so sweeping that at certain times on a clear day, you can see the sun refracted from the glistening Liberty Place tower in Philadelphia, some 30 miles to the west and the Borgata Casino about 50 miles to the southeast. With so little light pollution from electrical sources in the remote Burlington County spot, the site is said to have an almost magical vibe at night, with the stars above and a carpet of sparkling points of light for miles and miles below.
NEWS
December 6, 1986
So a new home is being planned for the Philadelphia Orchestra. Well, that's fine. And the orchestra's directors are talking of renovating the Academy of Music. Well, with all due respect to the Grand Old Lady of Locust Street, I think she needs much more than a renovation. The place may have been adequate as a concert hall where listening is more important than viewing, but as an opera house it leaves much to be desired. Aside from being outdated and uncomfortable, the biggest problem is the great number of "obstructed view" seats.
NEWS
April 15, 1992 | by Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Staff Writer
When taking snapshots at cramped family gatherings, have you ever wished you could move backward three steps to squeeze in more relatives sitting at the ends of the couch? While soaking in some exotic scenery, are you frustrated because your still camera can capture only a small portion of the grand view? If you answered in the affirmative, you're a likely customer for the new breed of "panorama" still cameras using conventional 35mm film but capturing a different view of life - a picture that's wider and squat, more movielike as opposed to TV-ish.
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September 19, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Staff Writer
It is one of the highest points in the New Jersey Pinelands. And the view from the 60-foot-tall Apple Pie Hill fire tower is so sweeping that at certain times on a clear day, you can see the sun refracted from the glistening Liberty Place tower in Philadelphia, some 30 miles to the west and the Borgata Casino about 50 miles to the southeast. With so little light pollution from electrical sources in the remote Burlington County spot, the site is said to have an almost magical vibe at night, with the stars above and a carpet of sparkling points of light for miles and miles below.
NEWS
September 17, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
In a speech Thursday at the University of Notre Dame, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput called presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton "very bad news for our country. " Chaput said that since he first voted in 1966, "the major parties have never, at the same time, offered two such deeply flawed candidates. " He said he believes each candidate is detrimental to the nation in different ways. "One candidate, in the view of a lot of people, is a belligerent demagogue with an impulse-control problem.
NEWS
September 16, 2016 | By Christine Flowers
WHEN GARY JOHNSON had his Aleppo moment a week ago, I was among those who could not believe his absolute incompetence. I understand that Libertarians generally take an isolationist position when it comes to foreign affairs (now, all the offended Libertarians are going to flood my inbox with insulting comments along the lines of "Aleppo this, you harridan"), but it was incredibly troubling to see someone who thought he was fit to lead this country show such a lack of interest, of inquisitiveness, of recognition that, as John Donne wrote, "No man is an island, entire of itself.
BUSINESS
September 4, 2016 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Staff Writer
Can we have too much of a good thing?   Index funds are guided not by the wizardly stock-pickers of old but by number crunchers who buy lists of representative securities and hold them, rise or fall. They have cut costs and boosted profits for large and small investors. But U.S. and European professors scrutinizing the impact of the Big Three index-fund purveyors - BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group, and State Street Corp. - say they see, in the triumph of indexing, not just a cheap way for investors to squeeze profits but also threats to capitalism as we know it. Index funds and managers of index "strategies" now control 34 percent of global stocks by value, up from 25 percent just five years ago, writes Inigo Fraser-Jenkins, in a report last month for Sanford C. Bernstein, New York.
NEWS
August 31, 2016
By Barry W. Lynn Imagine a candidate for public office who says he admires the teachings of Jesus Christ but writes a letter listing all of the doctrines of Christianity he doesn't accept. Among them are the resurrection, the divinity of Jesus, the Trinity, the miracles described in the New Testament, original sin, and the virgin birth. Would you vote for such a candidate? If you said no, you've just rejected Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence and our third president.
NEWS
August 29, 2016
Thomas Hylton is the author of "Save Our Land, Save Our Towns" All year, Donald Trump has resisted calls to voluntarily release his income tax returns, which for decades has been standard practice for presidential candidates. But why does he even have a choice? For that matter, why does anyone have a choice? Shouldn't everyone's income tax return, or at least a summary of it, be a public document? Government at all levels requires money to operate, and every citizen is expected to pay his or her fair share.
NEWS
August 20, 2016
By Patrick J. Morgan and Pedro A. Ramos There's great post-convention buzz in the city right now. But what did one important audience - the next generation of voters - see and experience? What were they thinking as they witnessed this unusual presidential election year? Providing young people with a voice is essential to building a strong democracy into the future. It is also important in creating a culture of civic engagement in Philadelphia and building a community of problem-solvers who are committed to shaping their city.
BUSINESS
August 15, 2016 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Staff Writer
It's time to pick a new president, and review that familiar question: Are we better off than eight years ago? Democrats brag about low inflation, cheap energy, cheap loans (if you can get one), and low unemployment. Republicans say too many people don't work, investment isn't profitable enough, and the economy is growing too slowly. There's no more basic measure than jobs. So I asked the boss of one of the nation's biggest employers - Steve Jones, chief executive of the newly consolidated Conshohocken- and Santa Ana, Calif.-based AlliedUniversal - how hiring has changed since President Obama was elected amid the 2008 financial meltdown.
NEWS
August 15, 2016 | By Jake Blumgart
Life in America today is arguably more anxiety-inducing than it's been for any generation since those that fought off the Depression and fascism. Even during the superheated political conflicts of the 1960s, people could get mad at each other, smash a window or a face, and still wind up with a decent-paying job and employer-provided health care. Tom Hayden and his activist generation didn't have to worry about getting trapped in a 1099 economy with no real hope of retirement savings outside of Social Security.
REAL_ESTATE
August 15, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, Staff Writer
It had been more than 19 years since I took a boat ride on the Schuylkill, and this time the accommodations were much better than they were in 1997. The view was different, as well, but I'll get to that in a minute. That May 1997 barge trip from the Market Street bridge to the now-closed Schuylkill Power Plant in Grays Ferry was brief, but the point was that both sides of the river were untapped resources that needed to be tapped. There wasn't much going on then. In fact, the east bank was, in the words of one longtime resident, "a wasteland.
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