Monday, September 18, 2006

Allyson Schwartz: Handled By CAIR

Liberal Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) described the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) as an organization "which we know has ties to terrorism." According to Project Vote Smart, Allyson Schwartz supported the interests of CAIR 100 percent in 2005.

Five CAIR employees and board members have been arrested, convicted, deported, or otherwise linked to terrorism-related charges and activities. This is why Congressmen Jim Gerlach and Michael Fitzpatrick received a 0% rating.

They don’t think Americans should be supporting terrorist organizations or sympathizers… Does Allyson?

Daily News: In Lieu of Football

Philadelphia Daily News recounts weekend violence.

Violence didn't take the weekend off as shootings, a stabbing and a fatal hit-and-run left three people dead and two others hospitalized.

The weekend slayings bring the city's homicide total to 274 this year...

Inquirer: From the People

Philadelphia Inquirer spotlights engaged citizenry.

Two Sundays ago, the Editorial Board listed some of the questions it plans to ask candidates for Congress this fall, then asked readers to propose their own. As usual, a number of citizens came through with questions that ranged from the innovative to the predictable, from the wonkish to the outraged.

Phillyburbs.com: California Emulating

Phillyburbs.com details proposed environmental standards.

Pennsylvania is poised to adopt pollution standards that would require new cars to be cleaner-burning a year from now - and put the state in lockstep with California's efforts to impose even more stringent requirements by 2009.

Smog-reduction rules expected to be adopted for the 2008 model year would have little or no impact on the price of cars or the way they drive, state and industry officials say.

But more stringent greenhouse-gas reductions being sought by California on 2009 model-year cars would result in higher car prices, though advocates and opponents disagree about the amount. Automakers also say the greenhouse-gas standard, now the subject of litigation, would force them to make smaller cars with less horsepower.

Inquirer: "The Story… The Population Has Changed"

Philadelphia Inquirer documents shifting demographics.

Sometime in mid-October, the population of the United States will reach 300 million inhabitants, according to U.S. Census Bureau projections. Moreover, our growth rate is accelerating. After taking 139 years after independence to reach 100 million, we doubled that in 52 years, and required only 39 years since 1967 to reach the latest milestone.

And by the end of the 21st century, we're supposed to hit 600 million, doubling the number of people we now have from sea to shining sea.

"Three hundred million... doesn't have any significance in and of itself," says Louis Kincannon, director of the U.S. Census Bureau. "The story is how the population has changed."