WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court overturned a key component of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) today and said that legally married same-sex couples are entitled to the same benefits under federal law that are extended to heterosexual married couples.
STATE — A Perth Amboy resident who fell unconscious after having a stroke in a New Brunswick hospital woke up from his coma in Poland, after living in America for 30 years. Wladyslaw Haniszewsk was was deported after the Robert…
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday by a vote of five to four along traditional conservative-liberal lines struck down a key provision in the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant civil rights laws ever passed…
The release of unemployment numbers for the month of May 2013, raises the possibility of a need to rethink some basic assumptions about our national economic policies. A respectable 175,000 jobs were created, but the unemployment rate rose from 7.5% to 7.6! The explanation offered is that more people entered or re-entered the job market. Reasonable enough, but people have always entered or re-entered the job market.
As the owner of a successful Indian restaurant business in New Jersey, I am a firm believer in the American Dream. I am living it.
STATE — James Gandolfini, the New Jersey-bred actor who delighted audiences as the neurotic mob boss Tony Soprano, died after a suspected heart attack while on vacation in Rome to attend the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily.
You need not suspect the motives of those responsible for NSA surveillance to detest what they are doing. In fact, we may have more to fear from spies acting out of patriotic zeal than those acting out of power lust or economic interest: Zealots are more likely to eschew restraints that might compromise their righteous cause.
It’s as if they didn’t learn a thing from the 2012 elections. Republicans are on the same suicide mission as before – – trying to block immigration reform (if they can’t scuttle it in the Senate, they’re ready to in the House), roll back the clock on abortion rights (they’re pushing federal and state legislation to ban abortions in the first 22 weeks), and stop gay marriage wherever possible.
Fifty years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that school-sponsored Bible reading in public schools was unconstitutional. Prior to that decision, it was relatively common for children to begin the school day with a reading of Bible verses, though eleven states already had laws supporting Bible reading or prayer in schools overturned at the state level.
– Google Inc.’s lack of transparency in its political spending and its membership in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce pose a threat both to the company’s brand as well as to our democracy, according to letters sent this week by…