Say What? Archive: September, 2010

All aboard for real high-speed trains

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The ambitious plan unveiled Tuesday by Amtrak for true high-speed service along the Northeast Corridor has something going for it that no... Read more

Ramsey makes smart moves to police the police

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It was a smart move by Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey to confirm that he’ll go ahead with plans to enlarge the Police Department’s... Read more

Money drives politics in Pennsylvania

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Wealthy donors are influencing state and federal elections more than ever, while the prospects for reforming campaign finance laws fade.... Read more

Obama right to target bad teachers

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President Obama made another big push for his education agenda this week, with a renewed call to hold the worst teachers accountable. Those... Read more

Rock vote has role in elections

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Visits by President Obama and Vice President Biden to college campuses this week are an attempt to reach an audience that candidates have... Read more

Phillies fans expect championships now

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Ah, so this is what it is like to expect to win. Another season, another division championship for the Philadelphia Phillies. That makes... Read more

Tow-truck driving has become deadly

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The brutal death in Kensington of a tow-truck driver involved in a territory dispute with a fellow operator turned the rough-and-tumble business... Read more

Thieves steal whole houses in Philly

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For more than two years, City Hall officials have known they were pretty much powerless to prevent the theft of hundreds of houses in Philadelphia... Read more