Deficit hawks?

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President Obama is right to forge ahead with a bipartisan commission that will try to reduce deficits, after too many senators bailed on the... Read more

The most dangerous game

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Amid all the usual Super Bowl hype this past week, an important, if sobering, public-health message about pro football was being delivered... Read more

If not New York, another city, for 9/11 trial

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Where the trial occurs for the accused mastermind of the 9/11 attacks and his four confederates is less important than having justice take... Read more

Luzerne case should prompt changes

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Calls for drastic changes in how the state Judicial Conduct Board investigates and disciplines judges should not go unheeded. The board has... Read more

Officials walk (don't run) toward a more pedestrian-friendly Phila.

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Philadelphia has miles to go before delivering on the promise of being a truly walkable city, as Inquirer architecture writer Inga Saffron... Read more

Lost in City Hall

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Developers have long complained about the Byzantine permitting process in Philadelphia that costs both time and money, and chases businesses... Read more

No child law gets left behind

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Eight years after President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind law, the Obama administration seems poised to leave much of the... Read more

Philadelphia community helping Haiti

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The Philadelphia region can be proud of local efforts to aid survivors of the earthquake in Haiti, work that will go on for months. Cooper... Read more