Say What? Archive: November, 2009

How not to build trust in nuclear power

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The operators of Three Mile Island should have notified the public sooner about a relatively minor radiation leak that nevertheless raises... Read more

A day to count blessings while we can

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Thanksgiving traditions can become routine, but however you celebrate today, don't take your circumstances for granted. Whether your family... Read more

Here's to one that got away, happily

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About 45 million turkeys will be consumed today for the greater good, so let us pause to reflect upon one bird that avoided the usual fate... Read more

Did father's 'best friend' have to die?

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Philadelphians have long looked to the Police Department's Civil Affairs officers to defuse unruly confrontations like the street brawl Saturday... Read more

Broken promies, broken dreams in town's property seizures

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New Jersey is one of seven states with fuzzy eminent domain laws that make it easier to wrongly take people's property. It's a measure the... Read more

Making life in the bike lane safer for all

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The Police Department's welcome crackdown on bike safety was launched after two Philadelphia men died from injuries suffered after cyclists... Read more

A million bucks to declare the winner ... the winner?

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At the risk of being nicknamed the million-dollar man, Pittsburgh lawyer Templeton Smith Jr. insisted on a costly - and likely fruitless -... Read more

New Jersey was bad before recession

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In any review of the nation’s worst public-policy practices, New Jersey can usually expect a prominent mention — so much so that... Read more