Opinion

Christie’s Tea Party Appeal Is Costly

New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie proposed cutting the state’s top income rate by one third as he forces municipalities and schools to come up with larger contributions for public employee pensions and slashes state aid to those same jurisdiction, both prescriptions for higher property taxes.

The Importance of Social Skills in School

While homework and learning difficulties cause worry for many parents, a child’s struggles “on the playground” can be just as concerning. Some children have no problem getting along with their peers and seem comfortable in new situations or leadership roles, but for others, navigating the social scene is not so easy.

No Such Thing as a Free Lunch—or Free Healthcare

A few days ago, I received an email from the daughter of our congresswoman—a mass email, of course. She explained that because of healthcare reform, which her mother supported, she no longer had to pay a $25 copayment for each prenatal appointment.

The Business Case for Fair Elections

This year, the United States Supreme Court reversed years of precedent limiting how corporations may spend money to influence elections. This decision will substantially increase the importance of corporate influence in politics—both in determining who gets elected and how they decide once they are in office.