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PRICELE$$ film at the Princeton Public Library

PRICELE$$, a documentary film about the corruption of American democracy will be aired at the Princeton Public Library on Thursday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m. Sharing the suspicion of fellow-citizens, including a class of young civics students, that campaign money is involved, the…

EPA seeking public comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to clean up a nine mile stretch of Bound Brook as the final phase of the cleanup of the Cornell-Dubilier Electronics Superfund site in South Plainfield, New Jersey. Cornell-Dubilier Electronics, Inc.…

Fox anchor Shepard Smith slams hysterical reaction to Ebola

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith declared that media coverage of Ebola and the political hysteria that has emerged in reaction to the disease is a disservice to the nation, after his colleague Doug McKelway reported that Ebola has caused “widespread panic across the country.” “You should…

Sports betting advances in New Jersey

TRENTON – Acting to remove legal obstacles in the effort to bring sports betting to New Jersey, the Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Raymond Lesniak (D-Union), Senator Jim Whelan (D-Atlantic) and Senator Joseph Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) that would explicitly…

Sources say, ‘The fix is in’

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

Few political insiders believe Republican Governor Chris Christie is going to line up support for a massive tax increase, appoint Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno to a judgeship, resign to focus on his presidential campaign and leave Senate President Stephen M.…

Create a national database of police shootings

Kyle Wagner is recruiting people to help create a national database of police shootings. “The United States has no database of police shootings,” wrote Wagner, a blogger at Deadspin. “There is no standardized process by which officers log when they’ve…

Government spending on elite private universities puts the wealthy over middle class public colleges

Imagine a system of college education supported by high and growing government spending on elite private universities that mainly educate children of the wealthy and upper-middle class, and low and declining government spending on public universities that educate large numbers…

Unemployment at 5.9%, lowest since July 2008

The U.S. unemployment rate dipped below 6 percent for the first time since July 2008, with nonfarm payrolls adding 248,000 new jobs in September, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. The jobless rate fell 0.2 percentage points to 5.9 percent.…

Are Private Prisons Good Investments for States?

by Julia Bowling The wave of criticism against private prison companies has grown amidst revelations of poor security, lack of oversight, and perverse financial incentives to lock up more people. A report released earlier this year by a group called ‘In the Public Interest‘…

Reich exposes GOP war on working families

The latest his video, Robert Reich says a Republican Senate would wage war on working families. Reich is an economist and political commentator who served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and was Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton…