Toothless tiger

Petty crooks are being scapegoated rather than the worst offenders who brought the global economy crashing down on middle class workers. Glen W. Albanese, 43, of Manalapan, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan to an information…

Cash is king as democracy dies

Candidates must spend huge sums to get elected, and once they do, well-funded interests spend huge sums to influence how they vote. Campaign finance laws are being struck down, and money is rushing into outside groups that don’t have to…

International car thieves sentenced

Three men were sentenced on Friday, November 14, for running an international car theft scheme, from 2007 to 2009, which resulted in high-end cars being stolen in New York and then routed into New Jersey where they were to be shipped to…

Nuclear negotiations with Iran near deadline

By Shlomo Brom Negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran on Tehran’s nuclear program are scheduled to conclude November 24 following a four-month extension. The P5+1 consists of the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council—the United States, Russia, China, the…

Dirty Money, Dirty Water

Polluters buy influence in North Carolina judicial elections By Billy Corriher and Sean Wright North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed a bill on August 12, 2013, that created a voter ID requirement, cut early voting, ended same-day voter registration, and eliminated…

Lesniak uses Twitter to press Christie over pigs & poker

Democratic state Senator Raymond Lesniak used Twitter to bombard Christie with criticism for courting billionaire Sheldon Adelson and Iowa pig farmers as he pursues the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Lesniak blamed Republican Governor Chris Christie for the delay in the…