Category: Opinion

Looking Over the Tar Sands Precipice

Enough! Texas is burning. Our best croplands in Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri have been underwater since June. Hurricane Irene has devastated Northeast communities. People along the Mississippi, in Tuscaloosa, and Joplin are still recovering from Biblical floods and killer tornadoes.

New Jersey: Garden State Or Flooded State?

If New Jersey is the Garden State, our garden is watered by plentiful rivers, springs, streams and creeks flowing from corner to corner. Many waterways are out of sight and out of mind until they overflow their banks, as they did during Hurricane Irene and subsequent storms.

We pay for Social Security insurance

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.