Author: Staff Report

The Other America of Dr. Martin Luther King

By 1967, war, racism, and poverty had become the dominant issues confronting America and the Freedom Movement. After forcefully speaking out against the Vietnam War at New York City’s Riverside Church,Dr. Martin Luther King addressed race, poverty and economic justice in…

Politicians wreck public pension plans

A Stanford study indicates politicians make poor investment decisions because they’re overly influenced by campaign contributions and political considerations. At first glance, it might seem like a smart idea to have politicians serve on the boards of public employee pension…

Murphy agrees to raise minimum wage to $10

Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin have agreed to give New Jersey a $10 an hour minimum wage starting in July, but the proposal is getting mixed reviews. Liberal critics faulted Murphy for allowing provisions that exclude some…