Thursday, October 2, 2014 Tishri 8, 5775
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At times, the headlines are dominated by images of inter-religious strife. The pope vs. the Muslims. Jews against Arabs. The religion-based tenor of the war on terror. But on Sunday afternoon, leaders of various faith communities gathered in Philadelphia to say in one voice: "We must repair the world." Drawing a diverse crowd to the Arch Street Friends Meeting House,...
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The Republican Jewish Coalition has called on Democrat Bob Casey, who continually leads Sen. Rick Santorum in poll after poll, to return nearly $170,000 in campaign contributions that the liberal-interest group MoveOn.org has reportedly "bundled" to the challenger. While 527 groups like MoveOn.org and the Club for Growth are prohibited by campaign-finance law from giving directly to a candidate, the...
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Increasingly gloomy Election Day forecasts have been projected for House GOP members in the upcoming midterm elections. Fully aware of these negative projections, U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-District 8) has begun working to avoid becoming a casualty of the national disaffection over the handling of the war in Iraq. He's utilized a number of tactics to go after his challenger,...
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Eli Wise likes to tell this story -- well, he does and he doesn't. He likes it because it epitomizes the high-tech world in which we live today, and he doesn't like it, because, well ... A friend of his called and said, "My son had a paper to write and I was able to help him get the information...
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City Controller Alan Butkovitz has been at the helm of a resolution to divest from Sudan, which Philadelphia's pension board passed on Sept. 27. This means that the city will stop using its $4.2 billion retirement chest to invest in companies that do business with the African nation in an effort to assist its struggling populace. Butkovitz, who came to...
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