Opinion

Jersey Girls Go Outdoors

Jersey girls have a mixed reputation. According to Bruce Springsteen, “nothing matters in this whole wide world, when you’re in love with a Jersey girl.” But thanks to the antics of the “Real Housewives” and the “Jersey Shore” cast members, the world’s reality TV fans may be wondering what the Boss was thinking.

Obama and War: What Would Jesus Do?

Barack Obama came into the office of the presidency proclaiming hope and change and a personal adherence to the teachings of Jesus Christ, who preached a message of peace, love and nonviolence. Yet any hope that Obama’s professed religious beliefs might lead him to put an end to the endless wars was short-lived.

“When They Dropped the Bomb” Remembering August 1945

This week marks 65 years since the United States dropped the atomic bomb. On August 6, 1945, President Harry Truman delivered a “rain of ruin” upon Hiroshima, Japan, with Nagasaki hit three days later, killing 100,000 to 200,000.

N.J. Patients Deserve to Know Health Care Costs Before Getting the Bill

The hallmark of capitalism has been competition and quality.
Businesses have thrived by providing the best service at the lowest price. Companies that can’t show value are quickly driven from the marketplace.

Voice of the People: Forgetting Something?

Judging by recent polls, a majority of Americans are experiencing political amnesia. This memory loss could drive the nation into the massive mistake of returning Republicans to power in Congress despite their record of abuses during the Bush years.

Vote Now For Your Favorite Farmers Market

Finally! An election without negative advertising and mudslinging! National Farmers Market Week is August 1-7, and it includes a contest to choose America’s best farm markets. You can vote for your favorite local market through the end of August.

Carteret Doesn’t Need Politics Of Pessimism

Too frequently hopeful politicians resort to using fear and negative tactics to bully votes their way. Unfortunately, the residents of the Borough of Carteret have this kind of candidate running for Mayor this November, Republican Ken Freeman.

Government Has Run Amok Since 9/11

Those who understand the exploitative nature of big government suspected that the U.S. response to the 9/11 attacks had little to do with the security of the American people and much to do with power and money. Still, the magnitude of the scam, as revealed by the Washington Post last week, is astonishing.