Say What? Archive: May, 2013

Inquirer Letters Extra: Blame Patriot Act for abuses

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... Read more

Inquirer Letters Extra: Acclaimed Central also at risk

Despite its unquestioned success, Central High, like all public schools in Philadelphia, is in a precarious position. Years of budget cuts... Read more

Inquirer Letters Extra: A Stark reminder of sacrifice

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... Read more

Inquirer Letters Extra: Better way to build a turnpike

It's time to reexamine the 1990 federal Immigrant Investor Program that grants special status to foreign investors, whose loans are being sought... Read more

Inquirer Letters Extra: Not so sweet on Hershey deal

Attorney General Kathleen Kane's settlement with the Hershey Trust was a disappointment to many who helped elect a woman who campaigned with... Read more

Inquirer Letters Extra: Risk in loosening appraisals

After the savings and loan debacle of the 1980s, Congress required states to regulate real estate appraisers. Pennsylvania installed a process... Read more

Inquirer Letters Extra: Once and future city schools?

As fascinating as was Eileen McCafferty DiFranco's description of Northeast High School circa 1939, it does not require time travel to witness... Read more

Inquirer Editorial Extra: Corbett pension remedy is no fix

In the guise of a solution, Gov. Corbett’s pension reform plan would make the problem worse. It would weaken employee retirement funds... Read more