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Say What? Archive: May, 2013
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Inquirer Letters Extra: Blame Patriot Act for abuses
Fri, May 31, 2013, 9:29 PM
It's several years too late to moan about the "loss of rights" indicated by the perfectly legal request by the Justice Department for Associated...
Inquirer Letters Extra: Acclaimed Central also at risk
Fri, May 24, 2013, 12:16 AM
Despite its unquestioned success, Central High, like all public schools in Philadelphia, is in a precarious position. Years of budget cuts...
Inquirer Letters Extra: A Stark reminder of sacrifice
Wed, May 22, 2013, 3:55 PM
Although the anniversary of one of the worst disasters in U.S. Navy history passed this month largely unobserved, the near-sinking of the USS...
Inquirer Letters Extra: Better way to build a turnpike
Tue, May 21, 2013, 2:20 AM
It's time to reexamine the 1990 federal Immigrant Investor Program that grants special status to foreign investors, whose loans are being sought...
Inquirer Letters Extra: Not so sweet on Hershey deal
Mon, May 20, 2013, 4:19 PM
Attorney General Kathleen Kane's settlement with the Hershey Trust was a disappointment to many who helped elect a woman who campaigned with...
Inquirer Letters Extra: Risk in loosening appraisals
Fri, May 17, 2013, 4:43 PM
After the savings and loan debacle of the 1980s, Congress required states to regulate real estate appraisers. Pennsylvania installed a process...
Inquirer Letters Extra: Once and future city schools?
Thu, May 16, 2013, 9:25 AM
As fascinating as was Eileen McCafferty DiFranco's description of Northeast High School circa 1939, it does not require time travel to witness...
Inquirer Editorial Extra: Corbett pension remedy is no fix
Wed, May 15, 2013, 2:38 PM
In the guise of a solution, Gov. Corbett’s pension reform plan would make the problem worse. It would weaken employee retirement funds...