Say What? Archive: November, 2009

Slow response to flawed cancer program

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The slow reaction by the Department of Veterans Affairs to a flawed cancer-treatment program in Philadelphia suggests an agency that would... Read more

Health reform is moving along

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One by one, the obstacles to a once-unimaginable overhaul of the nation’s $2.5 trillion health care system are tumbling by the wayside... Read more

Cleaning up the mess

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In the wake of another round of indictments alleging corruption in the legislature, Harrisburg is again embracing “reform.” House... Read more

Byrd's long run

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Whatever else you might think of him, Sen. Robert Byrd (D., W.<TH>Va.) reached an impressive milestone on Wednesday. The adopted son... Read more

Up the river without a paddle

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The 75-year-old Dad Vail Regatta hasn’t always been held in Philadelphia, but since 1953, the Schuylkill has been its home and that’s... Read more

Breast cancer confusion

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The aim of medicine is above all else, to do no harm. But one must wonder if that will be the case with a new medical recommendation on the... Read more

How about a highway for a front lawn?

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Imagine living in a home for 40 years, and one day waking up to discover that what used to be a two-lane country road was being widened to... Read more

House's new ethics office making a difference

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Congressmen are getting cranky about the work of a new independent House ethics board, and that’s a good sign. The nonpartisan... Read more