Here are some opinion pieces taking issue with the more commonly heard viewpoint on these matters:
- A writer from New Jersey makes the case against deepening the Delaware, pointing out that a range of experts have argued against the claims of economic benefit and have identified numerous risks.
- John Baer thinks that the "brewing Casey-Santorum battle" is in a calm before the storm, but sees signs already of the fireworks to come. He wonders, however, whether Casey will really have enough game.
- Another NJ resident argues that gun purchase limitations don't work to stop crime, pointing out that D.C. continues to have problems after banning such sales entirely. A worthwhile point, even if I don't agree that solving Philadelphia's gun problems is as simple as "arresting and incarcerating criminals." (There are a lot of teenage boys packing out there, and I'd rather see an end to *that* rather than presuming that they're already lost to the "criminal class.")