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Say What? Archive: July, 2012
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Senate primary was a primer in political subterfuge
Sat, Jul 28, 2012, 3:00 AM
The public may never know where all the phantom money spent to try to defeat Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tom Smith in Pennsylvania’s...
Nation needs annual snapshot
Fri, Jul 27, 2012, 2:55 AM
The pinpoint accuracy of the head count conducted every decade by the U.S. Census Bureau is impressive enough, but the agency’s greatest...
‘Hold ’em’ right play on more casinos
Fri, Jul 27, 2012, 2:10 AM
With competition for a second Philadelphia casino license now under way, it’s worth heeding Gov. Christie’s wise caution about...
Monsignor's sentence sends right message
Thu, Jul 26, 2012, 2:30 AM
For the first U.S. church official convicted of covering up sex abuse by priests, the appropriate wages of sin include jail. Beyond punishing...
Poor still waiting for Corbett to come through
Thu, Jul 26, 2012, 2:00 AM
When Gov. Corbett triumphantly signed his $27.6 billion budget on June 30, he said he was trying to find alternative programs for the 70,000...
N.J. prison halfway houses are dangerous
Wed, Jul 25, 2012, 3:00 AM
Hearings into the lax oversight of New Jersey’s prison halfway houses won’t do much good if they don’t dig into the fundamental...
Ride’s space flight is still inspirational
Wed, Jul 25, 2012, 1:20 AM
‘Ride, Sally, ride” — the refrain of a 1966 hit song by soul singer Wilson Pickett — became the chant of millions of...
Yes, blame gun laws for Aurora massacre
Tue, Jul 24, 2012, 3:25 AM
With frightening,rapid-fire frequency, gunmen wielding combat-style weapons keep forcing Americans to face the consequences of our irrational...