Opinion

Messing With Success In The Highlands

In stark contrast to the natural beauty of New Jersey’s Highlands region is the needless tension between the conservation of its critical water supply and natural resources, and plans for local economic development. Recent successes of municipalities that have chosen to conform to the Highlands Regional Master Plan prove this to be a false paradox indeed!

Electronic Medical Records In The Age Of Wikileaks

Will you trust the government to keep all of your personal medical information private and are they even capable of this? With Wikileaks, a master hacker was able to bribe a disgruntled government worker to help him access millions of very sensitive documents and e-mails and send them into cyberspace for all to see.

Afghanistan: Digging In

President Obama once said withdrawal from Afghanistan would begin in July 2011 — maybe, conditions permitting. But then he backed off that date. Now NATO, echoing American officials, says security won’t be fully turned over to the Afghan government any earlier than the end of 2014 — again, maybe; the alliance has signed a long-term security agreement with the Afghan president.

Fed Up With The Fed

What happens to a car company that makes crummy cars, a restaurant that serves lousy food, or an insurance company that poorly serves its policyholders? Unless they mend their ways, they lose customers and eventually go out of business. That’s how a free market works.