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Wednesday, August 2, 2017 6:00 PM
Northwest Philadelphia has been plagued by a string of apparent random shootings into vehicles and homes since last week.

Three teenagers, a man who remains at large and a juvenile face aggravated assault charges after they were accused of shooting at a vehicle in the vicinity of Railroad Avenue early Friday morning.
  • GETTING THE MESSAGE/Exodus 4:1-9
    We have observed in the book of Exodus that God makes plain his purposes to Moses; what he is going to do, why he is doing it, and what the result will be. God appeared to Moses in the burning bush. He told Moses his name, that he is “I am”, meaning that he has always existed, always will, and is infinitely over his creation.

    We have read repeatedly in the first few chapters of Exodus that God is keeping a promise by hearing the cries of Israel in bondage and coming to rescue them out of Egypt. He promised Abraham he would rescue his descendants and
  • EDITORIAL/Jobs, not higher taxes
    Philadelphia’s May sales tax returns, the latest figures available, were down 1.8 percent, while Carthage, Forest, Union, Kosciusko and Meridian all saw modest increases.

    Overall, the city’s sales tax collections are down about 4.8 percent on the year that began last July 1.
  • EDITORIAL/When good people do nothing
    No one should have to live in fear of lawless thugs in the safety of their own home, but that was the topic of a public meeting last week in northwest Philadelphia that turned to personal responsibility.

    A major concern is that citizens are not reporting crimes they witness or they recant criminal reports either under threat or peer pressure to get along.
  • LOWRY/Google’s hypocrisy
    The first thing to know about the instantly infamous “anti-diversity screed” written by an anonymous Google software engineer is that it isn’t anti-diversity or a screed.

    The loaded description, widely used in the press and on social media, is symptomatic of the pearl-clutching over the memo, which questions the premises and effectiveness of Google’s diversity policies.
  • BROOKS/Getting Trump out of my brain
    Last week The Washington Post published transcripts of Donald Trump’s conversations with foreign leaders. A dear friend sent me an email suggesting I read them because they reveal how Trump’s mind works. But as I tried to click the link a Bartleby-like voice in my head said, “I would prefer not to.” I tried to click again and the voice said: “No thanks. I’m full.”

    For the past two years Trump has taken up an
  • AUG. 13 1937

    Mrs Cleve Lewis and children of Mobile spent the week end here in the home of their parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Fox. Kenneth and Glynn Lewis remained to attend the Fair.
  • GETTING THE MESSAGE/Exodus 3:16-22
    In this passage God is continuing to speak to Moses from out of the burning bush. He has revealed his name, I Am, to Moses and now He gives instructions to Moses as to what he is to say to the Israelites and to Pharaoh. He also tells Moses what the initial response will be from both parties.
  • LOWRY/Revolutionary socialism
    Venezuela is a woeful reminder that no country is so rich that it can’t be driven into the ground by revolutionary socialism.

    People are now literally starving — about three-quarters of the population lost weight last year — in what once was the fourth-richest country in the world on a per capita basis. A country that has more oil reserves than Saudi Arabia is suffering shortages of basic supplies. Venezuela now totters on the brink of bankruptcy and civil war, in the national catastrophe known as the Bolivarian Revolution.
  • BROOKS/Before manliness lost its virtue
    The Trump administration is certainly giving us an education in the varieties of wannabe manliness.

    There is the slovenly “I don’t care what you think” manliness of Steve Bannon. There’s the look-at-me-I-can-curse manliness that Anthony Scaramucci learned from “Glengarry Glen Ross.” There is the affirmation-hungry
  • EDITORIAL/Unions are job-killing machines
    What the UAW is trying to promise leading up to the union vote in Canton this week, Nissan already provides.

    Nissan workers enjoy pay and benefits that are among the best in Mississippi, a safe work environment and a history of job security that exceeds union plants.
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