Governor Christie proposed a package of bills that are labeled as a “tool kit” to help local governments, but the actual impact of many of them will be that of a jackhammer, destroying the delivery of essential services and workers’ rights.
On the morning of May 9th, Mother’s Day, as I opened my front door to go to work I witnessed my neighbor, Councilman Nelson Gonzalez, looking very agitated storming around my neighborhood snatching leaflets that were apparently distributed by someone earlier in the day.
We are witnessing the disintegration of our Republic at all levels with legislatures that are composed primarily of a political class of career politicians whose primary interest is getting reelected, not necessarily doing what is best for our country.
With winter’s snow behind us, it’s easy to be nostalgic about a very special aspect of a fresh snowfall: silence. If “silence is golden,” a book by acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton argues the nation we live in is on the verge of bankruptcy.
To read the barrage of criticism over this right-to-work state’s immigration law leads one to ask if the critics have actually read the law.
AARP is pleased that just recently, Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver and Senate President Stephen Sweeney announced that the legislature will not consider a budget that does not protect seniors.
On April 23, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law a draconian bill that flies in the face of the United States Constitution and undermines the core values upon which this nation is founded.
The controversy over the NJ Supreme Court reveals another flaw in the 1947 Constitution. Most states fill judicial posts through elections. The recent decision over a vacancy would never happen in Pennsylvania, New York, or the other states, which use a democratic process.
By now, only the most stubborn among us have been able to avoid lawn work this spring. If you’ve got a full regimen of traditional lawn maintenance planned, it’s not too late to “green” your property. Go organic, for the benefit of your lawn and the well-being of the state we’re in!
My reason for not accepting government money is a letter dated Feb 4, 1974, the year I graduated from medical school. My father, who owned a small contracting business, thumb-tacked it over his desk, to remind him not to bid on government jobs.