Say What? Archive: May, 2012

Party unity is as important as courting independents

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By Lalita Clozel Although some Democrats have been distancing themselves from the Obama campaign, this doesn't mean the party is severely... Read more

To save A.C., deal with the homeless problem

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In the 13 seconds it took a police officer to respond, a homeless woman believed to be mentally ill allegedly plunged a butcher knife again... Read more

Cutting marijuana penalties cuts incarceration costs

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A bill introduced in New Jersey that would impose fines rather than jail time for marijuana possession offers a more reasonable approach to... Read more

Romney's teenage pranks aren't relevant

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By Lalita Clozel We’ve arrived at a new level of futility in the coverage of the presidential campaign. The Washington Post published... Read more

Cutting spending isn’t enough for schools

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More than 1,000 people took to the streets Wednesday in Center City to protest a School Reform Commission proposal to address an overwhelming... Read more

Nutter's land-sale upgrades will help stop blight

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Cheers to the Nutter administration for clearing some of the bureaucratic impediments that have paralyzed Philadelphia’s ability to manage... Read more

Supreme Court should rein in domestic spying

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Americans who pick up the phone to call overseas have no way of knowing whether they’re on the modern-day equivalent of a party line... Read more

Up to drivers to avoid distractions

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While it’s widely accepted that texting behind the wheel is so dangerous that many states have banned it, including Pennsylvania, a North... Read more