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Archive: August, 2010
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Beck and Sharpton to share 'Dream' spot
Fri, Aug 27, 2010, 3:00 AM
The Rev. Dr. Martin King Jr.’s philosophy of peace may be sorely tested when competing rallies staged by Glenn Beck and the Rev. Al...
It's time to tax the shale gas
Fri, Aug 27, 2010, 2:00 AM
Legislators in Harrisburg should resist the efforts of natural-gas companies to obtain a sweetheart deal of tax loopholes and lax drilling...
Be smart about a smart-card fare system for rail riders
Thu, Aug 26, 2010, 11:00 AM
The one-way fare system that SEPTA is exploring for its regional rail lines could invite jokes about commuters being lured into Philadelphia...
Salmonella outbreak must spur FDA action
Thu, Aug 26, 2010, 2:00 AM
An outbreak of salmonella poisoning that has sickened hundreds of people who ate bad eggs should prompt the Senate to stop sitting on legislation...
Gas-tax hike needed to fix highways
Wed, Aug 25, 2010, 2:00 AM
Commuters and businesses can’t afford for legislators to ignore Gov. Rendell’s call to raise at least $1 billion more for roads...
Wanted: A leader to examine PHA
Wed, Aug 25, 2010, 1:05 AM
Who is going to get to the bottom of the mess at the Philadelphia Housing Authority? Executive Director Carl R. Greene has taken a leave...
Don't roll the dice in Gettysburg
Tue, Aug 24, 2010, 3:36 PM
It makes far better sense to honor more hallowed ground in Gettysburg with links to the pivotal Civil War battle and President Abraham Lincoln's...
Winning isn't the only thing
Tue, Aug 24, 2010, 1:10 AM
Many baseball fans are keeping a close watch on the Phillies’ playoff race, but the deeper meaning of the game was on full display in...