As a recent national poll demonstrated, farms and farming are “top of mind” for most people who are asked about New Jersey. For years, many New Jerseyans have been savoring “Jersey Fresh” produce – and appreciating the tremendous importance of agriculture to our state.
It’s no secret that Republicans have worked for the better part of the last decade to cut Social Security and Medicare. The party’s roadmaps, plans, and bills all point in the same direction: smaller, privatized Social Security benefits for American retirees and the dismantling of the Medicare guarantee.
When the World Trade Center crumbled to the ground on September 11, 2001, it took with it any illusions Americans might have harbored about the nation’s invincibility, leaving many feeling vulnerable, scared and angry.
For many men and some women, fall weekends and football are synonymous. Both the National Football League and major colleges attract huge audiences to stadiums and television sets to watch games, and football fantasy leagues abound. The NFL owners’ lockout and potential cancellation of the NFL season caused widespread consternation.
Ten years ago we stood witness to history. We remember the twin towers against that cloudless blue September sky… the blue sky turning gray… smoke and ash blanketing the city.
According to the latest numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, 14 million Americans are unemployed and looking for jobs. Six million have been out of work for at least six months. Uncounted others have simply given up.
Many will agree that charter schools in the right place and at the right cost are a viable option for educating our children.
As we approach the tenth anniversary of the successful terrorist attack, millions of Americans will solemnly pretend that the decade has not been an unmitigated disaster.
How many people keep track or enjoy certain commercials on T.V.? The ones who have to dream them up definitely need to keep it altogether these days, because this is serious business.
By the Congressional Progressive Caucus Millions of people are waking up every morning without a job and with dwindling hopes of finding one. Their faith in the American Dream is flagging. Their aspirations for a middle class life are being…