Say What? Archive: August, 2009

Ridge: partisan politics raised security alert

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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... Read more

Senate Republicans standing in city's way

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Philadelphia doesn’t need a lecture on finances from the state Senate; the city needs permission to address its own urgent budget problems... Read more

Right leader chosen for waterfront renaissance

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Mayor Nutter’s appointment of Tom Corcoran to remake the city’s waterfront is a solid choice for a crucial job. For the past... Read more

Christie's poor judgment

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Chris Christie, the Republican nominee for governor of New Jersey, showed poor judgment twice in loaning $46,000 to a subordinate while he... Read more

Pedestrians too often are victims in South Jersey

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New Jersey’s tragic rise in pedestrian fatalities has motivated authorities to begin undercover “stings” at crosswalks... Read more

Injured cops get too much time off

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Mayor Nutter and Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey are right to seek changes in the Police Department’s disability policy, which is too... Read more

Revival of Camden's state prison is a bad idea

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A Johnny-come-lately request that the state reconsider closing Riverfront prison on the Camden waterfront cannot be taken seriously. State... Read more

Nutter needs to right-size government

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The global economic meltdown is finally showing signs of improvement, but Philadelphia’s post-recession fiscal future remains unclear... Read more