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Say What? Archive: August, 2009
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Ridge: partisan politics raised security alert
Thu, Aug 20, 2009, 2:30 PM
John Kerry's candidacy merited a code orange? Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge says in a new book that he felt pressured by the...
Senate Republicans standing in city's way
Thu, Aug 20, 2009, 5:36 PM
Philadelphia doesn’t need a lecture on finances from the state Senate; the city needs permission to address its own urgent budget problems...
Right leader chosen for waterfront renaissance
Thu, Aug 20, 2009, 2:00 AM
Mayor Nutter’s appointment of Tom Corcoran to remake the city’s waterfront is a solid choice for a crucial job. For the past...
Christie's poor judgment
Wed, Aug 19, 2009, 12:03 PM
Chris Christie, the Republican nominee for governor of New Jersey, showed poor judgment twice in loaning $46,000 to a subordinate while he...
Pedestrians too often are victims in South Jersey
Wed, Aug 19, 2009, 5:21 PM
New Jersey’s tragic rise in pedestrian fatalities has motivated authorities to begin undercover “stings” at crosswalks...
Injured cops get too much time off
Wed, Aug 19, 2009, 2:00 AM
Mayor Nutter and Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey are right to seek changes in the Police Department’s disability policy, which is too...
Revival of Camden's state prison is a bad idea
Tue, Aug 18, 2009, 5:45 PM
A Johnny-come-lately request that the state reconsider closing Riverfront prison on the Camden waterfront cannot be taken seriously. State...
Nutter needs to right-size government
Tue, Aug 18, 2009, 5:00 AM
The global economic meltdown is finally showing signs of improvement, but Philadelphia’s post-recession fiscal future remains unclear...