Opinion

The ‘Hottest’ List Is Not The Best List!

New Jersey is home to the bog turtle, one of the nation’s 10 most endangered species, according to a new report, America’s Hottest Species. Produced by the Endangered Species Coalition in conjunction with other wildlife conservation groups, the report identifies animals and plants most threatened by global climate change.

Keeping Kids From Becoming Smokers

For almost 25 years, I was a smoker. I began this unhealthy habit at a young age because I thought it was cool. I wish now that someone had explained then what it had taken me 25 years to realize: Not only did I put myself at risk, I may have endangered the ones I love because of the harmful effects of second-hand smoke exposure.

Funding Cuts Are Short-Sighted

“Never look a gift horse in the mouth,” but that is exactly what the State of New Jersey has recently done by cutting funds to the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System (NJPIES), and potentially foregoing federal funds of over $150,000.

Seal a Deal or Heal for Real?

Hoping to finalize his signature domestic policy initiative before he delivers his first State of the Union address in a few short weeks, President Barack Obama sat down with top Democratic leaders from Capitol Hill at the White House on Wednesday.

Republicans hallucinating

Republican Rudy Giuliani is making a weak attempt at redefining the days of former President George W. Bush, or he is hallucinating.

Giuliani, who was the mayor of New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, said, “We had no domestic attacks under Bush. We’ve had one under Obama.” It’s unlikely that Giuliani forgot what happened on Sept. 11, 2001.