Opinion

A Billion Here Or A Billion There?

There aren’t many easy choices for balancing the state’s budget this year and next. The deficit is real, and the state simply does not bring in enough revenue to meet its obligations. But some of the cuts being made this year and floated for next year deserve a closer look.

Helping Those Without Insurance

What do you do when you think you have the flu, strain your back, or come down with an ear infection? If you are one of the fortunate Americans who have health insurance, you might schedule an appointment with your doctor, go in for an exam, pay a small co-pay, and leave with care instructions or prescription medi-cation to help you feel better.

Got Water?

Imagine turning on your faucet and having nothing come out! Or paying hundreds of dollars every month to keep your tap water flowing. Even though New Jersey has been blessed with abundant water supplies, it’s very possible that this state we’re in will not have plentiful cheap water in the near future. Most of us take our water supplies for granted. How many of us are truly aware of where it comes from and what is needed to protect it?

Making The Case For Urban Agriculture

In his State of the Union address, President Obama enumerated ongoing problems requiring his attention: health care, the economy, job creation, environmental issues and lack of renewable fuels. In doing so, he suggested that increasing agricultural exports would help solve some of these problems.

Sleaze Survives in the Soprano State

by James J. Devine
A scandal triggered by abortion, charity improprieties and a gross abuse of power has apparently ended after five years, leaving a political career virtually unblemished while utterly destroying a woman’s life and costing taxpayers millions of dollars.

Land Conservation Finds Religion

Did you know that, next to the state, religious institutions are the largest landowners in New Jersey? Tens of thousands of acres of forests, farms, wetlands, riverfronts and meadows are owned by churches of all stripes throughout this state we’re in. And some of these properties are downright spectacular!

Recalled Toyota Vehicles Jeopardize Everyone’s Safety

Nearly three weeks ago Toyota announced the recall of about two million cars. Since then they have recalled thousands of Acuras. Now the newest edition the Prius is being recalled in large quantities. During this time all of the vehicles have been permitted to remain on the highways and Toyota is now beginning to repair some of the cars.