BERKELEY, Calif. –Wired.com has joined forces with MAPLight.org, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that provides citizens and journalists the transparency tools to shine a light on the influence of money on politics, to create an Influence Tracker widget for members of Congress.
Remember that old show, “Children say the darndest things?” In this political climate, largely fueled by the tea party movement and a host of “not-ready-for-prime-time” hopefuls for elected office, that show could easily be revamped. There are obviously quite a…
Since President Obama’s election, Fox News personalities have expressed opposition to or called for the repeal of virtually every progressive achievement of the 20th century, including Social Security, Medicare, the Americans with Disabilities Act, portions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the 16th and 17th Amendments to the Constitution.
NEW BRUNSWICK – P.M. Forni, professor, author and noted advocate of civil behavior as an essential component of society, will be featured at two public events to inaugurate Project Civility, a two-year, campuswide initiative being launched this month at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
LACEY TOWNSHIP–Last week when the media learned that “Jersey Shore” reality television “princess” Snooki Poliizi had logged in community service hours at Associated Humane Societies Popcorn Park, the refuge’s real Princess began another year of doing what she does best.
HOLLISTON, Mass. – Maria Salomão-Schmidt, mother of five from Holliston, Mass. has announced that she will be embarking on journey that will have her walking over 1,000 miles from Boston to Oprah Winfrey’s studios in Chicago beginning next month.
NEW BRUNSWICK – In poll after poll, Americans have voiced concern over the deterioration of civility in every corner of life, from angry discourse in the halls of Congress to cell phone use at the local movie theater. Even President Barack Obama has remarked on the need to maintain “a basic level of civility in our public debate.”
PINOLE, Calif. – Last year, National Punctuation Day held a baking contest, but this year event organizers are trying something a little more literary.
WEST ORANGE – Just can’t get enough of the animals at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo? Then be sure to follow @TurtleBackZoo on Twitter! For the month of September, the zoo’s residents will take on the tweeting.
UNION — The reawakening of the volcano Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland may have caused no shortage of chaos around the globe, but Union County’s Phil Rizzuto Park is a little cleaner because of it.