Say What? Archive: December, 2009

Let's make the new year different

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Americans already know a lot about the new year that began this morning. They know their soldiers are still fighting two wars —... Read more

Airport security system failed the homeland

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The more that is disclosed about the alleged airline bomber from Nigeria, the clearer it becomes that the aspiring martyr never should have... Read more

Camden water is yet another problem

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An audit that shows Camden’s faulty water system is plagued by leaks, overflows, and mismanagement that has cost taxpayers millions... Read more

Pentagon must address sexual assaults

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Criticism of the U.S. general in Iraq who wants to punish soldiers who get or get someone pregnant led him to retreat. But the topic of co-ed... Read more

Reform city's abysmal criminal justice system

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Faced with the stew of problems that prevents the Philadelphia criminal justice system from dispensing justice with any regularity, some... Read more

Complete Amsterdam's mission

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Peggy Amsterdam wasn’t the first Philadelphia cultural leader to contend that the arts — in addition to nourishing the human... Read more

Lessons from 9/11 haven't been learned

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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano understandably backtracked yesterday from her ridiculous comment that “the system worked”... Read more

More trouble in Harrisburg

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As if 25 indictments at the state Capitol weren't enough, now comes word that the Senate's third-ranking Republican also is under a grand jury... Read more