The Inquirer Editorial Board

The Inquirer Editorial Board

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Philly has had enough ‘bad apples’ excuses; time to bring real change to police | Editorial

This particular policing problem isn’t new, nor should it be surprising. The strains and conflicts within police departments reflect conflicts within the culture at large.

Opinion

How about preventing next refinery explosion, instead of just responding? | Editorial

The city's response seems to miss the bigger issue: as a city we handle environmental safety issues in a reactionary, instead of strategic, manner.

Opinion

The stakes are huge in Philly and Pa. if we don’t get the census right | Editorial

The political stakes of the census are particularly high for Pennsylvania and Philadelphia.

Opinion

A tax credit program that can actually make a difference | Editorial

If supporters feel so strongly about helping low income families, maybe they should considerexpanding a better EITC program: the Earned Income Tax Credit.

Opinion

Taxpayers deserve a refund in Camden tax credit outrage | Editorial

A report by a task force created by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy suggests that state tax breaks ostensibly designed to lure private investment in Camden was amended to also benefit politically connected companies.

Opinion

Bloody Father’s Day in Philly demands action | Editorial

This is an emergency, and we don’t have time or patience — neither do the families devastated by violence.

Opinion

As Philadelphia stalls on supervised injection, other places take up the debate. Even Congress. | Editorial

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) introduced an amendment that would prevent the Department of Justice to go after supervised injection sites

Opinion

It’s up to the states to protect our drinking water | Editorial

Uncertainty about levels of drinking water contamination and remediation costs should not stand in the way of action in Harrisburg and other state capitals.

Opinion

Lead poisoning is a crisis Philadelphia can actually fix | Editorial

These hazards hit an old city like ours hard, not just because of the age of so many residences and schools, but because of the serious harm such toxins inflict on children.

Opinion

A few ways to check City Council’s ability to influence public land sales | Editorial

A recent Inquirer election poll found that 57 percent of Philadelphia voters want to see the practice of councilmanic privilege reduced or eliminated.