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Times editorial: Bring down the House

Don’t laugh, gentle voters, but here’s a simple question: Are you getting your money’s worth from your friendly neighborhood state legislator? If you’re like most folks, the answer’s probably a big, emphatic “NO!”


Let me guess … you're an Elvis impersonator

This week marks the 34th year since The King's death. And the army of Presley clones just keeps growing and growing.


Letters to the Editor: Aug. 18, 2011 edition

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Editorial: The mayor is right

“You want to have children? Take care of them.”


Letters to the editor August 11, 2011 edition

A giant helping of customer service


Editorial: Summer thaw

Don’t let the back-to-school ads fool you. August is still an infant and summer’s only half over. The U.S. government has finally (temporarily) solved its debt-ceiling crisis, so for the time being things at the federal level are dullsville.


Letters to the editor August 4, 2011 edition

Small insults can wreck a community


Fear and loathing on I-95

I love driving on I-95 through Northeast Philly. Nothing is so relaxing as casually glancing at your mirror and being freaked by the massive headlights of a screaming 16-wheeler that’s six inches off your bumper, pushing you to do 70, 75, and then the trucker mercifully blows right by you, the back of his trailer tagged with one of those signs that ask, “How’s My Driving?”


Letters to the editor, July 28, 2011

Social Security gives to the undeserving


Editorial: Stick it elsewhere

Mayfair and Holmesburg remain relatively stable communities in Philadelphia’s greatest section, the Great Northeast, so it should come as no surprise that the good folks who live and do business there — and the politicians who represent them — are coming out of the woodwork to prevent the area from becoming a magnet for drug addicts.