Archive: September, 2009
Director Oliver Stone has returned to Lower Manhattan to film a sequel to his 1987 film, Wall Street.
Concern is growing that President Obama has become wobbly about the military strategy for Afghanistan that he endorsed in March.
When the Senate confirmed Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court, her status as the first Hispanic justice wasn’t the only noteworthy part of the story.
She was also the first judicial nominee at any level to be approved by the Senate since President Obama took office.
And since confirming Sotomayor on Aug. 6, the Senate has approved only one other nominee for the entire federal judiciary.
Meanwhile, there are 94 vacancies for federal judges nationwide. Seven <NO1>of them<NO>are in the Third Circuit, which includes Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. An additional 26 federal judges are expected to leave their posts by the end of next year.
For years, Amtrak has put off spending millions to repair crumbling bridges. Those delays may cost even more in the long run, or lead to a tragedy. That’s why Amtrak needs to make the pace of repairs a top priority.
The Philadelphia School Reform Commission should do what City Hall has so far been unable or unwilling to do: Unload the scores of patronage hacks on the district’s payroll who actually work for the Board of Revision of Taxes.
Dozens of faith-based activists who had no more authority than the moral force of their cause deserve much of the credit for shutting down one of Philadelphia’s worst sources of handguns used in crimes.
A state investigation that found a Montgomery County swim club discriminated against a group of minority kids who visited its pool only underscores how much racism still remains a sad part of society.
The leaders of the G-20 nations meet today in Pittsburgh (yes, Pittsburgh) amid international skepticism that the gathering can achieve lasting solutions to the financial turmoil.