Say What? Archive: June, 2011

Duck-boat safety still a question mark

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On a holiday weekend, Philadelphia can expect that many tourists will want to enjoy the duck-boat rides on the Delaware River. But their joy... Read more

Should test scores save Ackerman's job?

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Philadelphians are discussing whether schools Superintendent Arlene C. Ackerman should hit the road before her contract expires in 2014. There... Read more

Colbert gets his PAC, and that's not funny

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If humorist Stephen Colbert's petition to the Federal Election Commission to start a super political action committee had been rejected, Americans... Read more

Don't let mobs crush North Broad revival

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Nothing will stall the North Broad Street renaissance faster than a repeat of the violence that hit Saturday night when a mob of teens wantonly... Read more

Gates excellent choice for Liberty Medal

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The National Constitution Center has made an excellent choice in naming Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates the recipient of this year’s... Read more

GOP budget cuts hurt vulnerable Pennsylvanians

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Schools and social-service agencies across Pennsylvania have little choice now but to accept the reality that there’s little likelihood... Read more

Don't let Christie veto end adoption-law effort

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In the best of situations, when a mother decides to give up her baby, she meets with the adoptive parents and they agree to retain at least... Read more

Veto of revised DROP isn't the final word

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With his veto of a proposed new version of the costly deferred-retirement program known as DROP, Mayor Nutter kept the original program going... Read more