Specter with Harold Jackson
Former Sen. Arlen Specter sits down with Inquirer editorial page editor Harold Jackson.
Letters to the Editor
ISSUE | FRACKING Question time It would be easier for me to support state House Speaker Mike Turzai's position opposing the implementation of a severance tax on shale gas if he would answer two questions ("Progress slows in Pa. budget talk," July 28). First, how would the drilling companies actually move our natural-gas deposits to a more tax-friendly state? And where, exactly, is such a state?
RAHA MOHARRAK was 25 when her parents said it was time for her to marry, but she decided she wasn't a toaster - as in "Ping! It's ready" - the Saudi Arabian woman told a U.S. audience recently. "I wasn't ready." Nor was she interested in giving up her job, car or independent life in Dubai, or up for the demeaning ritual in which "you get all dolled up, get onstage and dance at a wedding, and wait for some mom to see you and say, 'She's good for my son.' "