Editorial page editor, Philadelphia Inquirer; formerly on Baltimore Sun and Birmingham News editorial boards; worked for UPI, Birmingham Post-Herald

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@harjerjac — 1,049 followers, 884 tweets

Of course, Rex Tillerson had to go; it's been coming for weeks, But why now? Classic Trump would be to divert tomorrow's headlines from a predicted loss in a Trump country congressional race in Pennsylvania.  https://nyti.ms/2GoivZJ 
@joelmmathis Absolutely. They hired consultants to ensure public support and still blew it. But maybe that doesn't matter. There's still politics to play.
Temple University will never get the support of the community to build a football stadium unless officials open their ears and listen to complaints about the impact on the mostly minority neighborhood.  http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/why-opponents-of-a-temple-football-stadium-are-fighting-so-hard-editorial-20180308.html 
After 17 years of state control Philadelphia is finally regaining full power over its public schools, but in the air are hints that the education politics of the past may be coming back too.  http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/editorials/jim-kenney-darrell-clarke-philadelphia-school-district-board-src-editorial-20180223.html 
Carter G. Woodson's idea in 1926 of a Negro History Week was never meant for white people, which is why Black History Month has failed.  http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/harold_jackson/black-history-month-failed-negro-history-week-opinion-20180216.html 
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