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.
AARP New Jersey and its members are calling for transparency from State Assembly and Senate candidates in the upcoming elections. The Association asked all candidates to respond to a questionnaire on issues important to AARP members and all New Jerseyans.
It’s not often when I’m stuck about something to write about. Believe me, right now I have any number of ideas in mind, but I can’t decide which way to go.
President Obama is proposing important steps toward doing what Americans have been asking for since the financial collapse of 2008—putting a focus on families and jobs.
The US Postal Service will be bankrupt by December without an injection of tax dollars but so would almost every other function of this republic, except Social Security and Medicare, so calling this a government bailout seems inappropriate.
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.