Author: Andrew Thompson

Happy Thanksgiving

Arlo Guthrie’s Alice’s Restaurant is a timeless recording that celebrates Thanksgivingand everything great about America, including warfare, littering, jail and a whole lot of mean, ugly things we often take for granted. And if you don’t know what I mean, just click…

GOP made Trump back down

Republicans speaking out against President Donald Trump’s refusal to accept the election results seem to have broken through. Trump has allowed the General Services Administration to acknowledge former Vice President Joe Biden as the winner, which frees up transition resources…

Americans feel positive, pensive

Covid and the economy are the biggest challenges facing the next president, with national unity and race relations also scoring a sizable number of mentions from the American public according to the Monmouth University Poll. About half expect that a…

Biden names Kerry as climate envoy

After decades advocating for action on climate change as a U.S. senator and then secretary of state, John Kerry has been tapped for a newly created post — special presidential envoy for climate, based on the National Security Council. “America…

Stay home for Thanksgiving

Seven governors from middle America have called on citizens to stay home instead of gathering with their families for Thanksgiving. In an opinion piece published by The Washington Post, the governors urged families to protect themselves and their loved ones from…

Georgia key to minimum wage

Control of the Senate hinges on the upcoming Georgia runoff elections, with the future of the federal minimum wage law hanging in the balance. The eyes of the nation focus on Georgia, where a Democratic presidential nominee hadn’t won since…

Trump fueled Michigan plot

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer blamed President Donald Trump and said that governors from both major political parties have shared stories of extremism in their states since authorities revealed that a group of men had been plotting for months to kidnap her.…

Holiday kissing may kill kin

As families and friends gather to celebrate the holiday season from Thanksgiving to Christmas, health officials fear that Americans will spread the deadly coronavirus pandemic. There have been more than 250,000 reported deaths from Covid-19 in the US since the…

North Brunswick joins curbside recycling

North Brunswick Township has recently become the 17th municipality to join the Middlesex County Improvement Authority’s (MCIA) curbside recycling program. Confronted with a challenging and complex recycling marketplace, the township was facing recycling costs potentially doubling or more as has…

COVID-19 cases collapse system

Doctors and nurses struggling to maintain care as COVID-19 cases spiral, say they feel like they’re living in their own world these days. More Americans would take the virus seriously, they say, if they could see and hear what’s happening…