Thursday, September 3, 2015

Mayoral junket at taxpayer expense?

READER POLL

Should the city of Philadelphia have paid for Mayor Nutter's trip to New Orleans?

Yes
 
  47 (11.1%)
No
 
  378 (88.9%)
Total votes = 425
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Should taxpayers have paid for Nutter's trip to the Gulf Coast?


Letters to the Editor
Missing Merl Last Sunday was the first without a crossword puzzle by the late and seriously missed Merl Reagle. Sunday morning didn't feel complete without one of his always delightful constructions.
UNTIL THREE years ago, my wife and I were like a lot of immigrants: Drawn to the U.S. by jobs better than what we could find at home, we saw ourselves as outsiders - temporary resident aliens, as the government called us. Even living in Washington, I followed U.S. politics with detachment, the way you'd watch a football game between two schools in states you've never been to. When our friends back home in Canada asked if we planned to stay, we'd shrug and joke about the weather being better.