Cigarettes are the means of distribution and consumption of an addictive drug called nicotine and they kill 400,000 people a year. I gained 50 pounds when I stopped smoking, so I can attest that it is hard to give ‘em up. If you don’t smoke, then try to understand that kicking the habit is such a heavy load that some of our smartest and strongest neighbors just cannot do it.
Superior Court Judge Joseph P. Donohue, who is the brother-in-law of Assemblyman Joseph Cryan, a top deputy to Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich and a political power broker, cannot ethically sit in judgment of Genarro Mirabella, who is the brother of Freeholder Alexander Mirabella and son of former Elizabeth Police Chief Gene Mirabella.
Our Constitution grants rights to terrorists so that our government cannot harm us. Allowing a government to exist is to create a power center that must be controlled. Dick Cheney and George W. Bush weakened American national security and threatened the fairness of American justice.
Now corporate managers can in effect buy elections directly. The U.S. Supreme Court has just handed much more power to the small sector of the population that dominates the economy.
Precisely because Americans are easily distracted—because, as study after study shows, they are clueless about their rights—and because the nation’s schools have ceased teaching the fundamentals of the Constitution or the Bill of Rights—the American governmental scheme is sliding ever closer toward authoritarianism.
While some may say the recession is over, jobs are still scarce and many still feel the pinch. If you’re looking for extra income, an interesting hobby or a new business, why not try farming?
We should pay careful attention to the message of the Massachusetts election. And that message is to focus on the economy. To make sure that we have jobs programs that can put millions of people back to work.
Daniel Weeks, president of Americans for Campaign Reform, argues that the Fair Elections Now Act would replace large donations from wealthy individuals and groups with broad-based small donations and matching public funds.
New Jersey’s food banks need our help! Although the holiday season has ended, when more people are compelled to make charitable contributions, we have to hold onto that giving spirit.
The new year brought a new governor: Chris Christie, the 55th elected governor of this state we’re in. Economic and fiscal challenges will no doubt grab headlines and absorb much of the Governor’s focus. Knowing that a healthy economy goes hand in hand with a healthy environment, here are some steps the new Governor can take to secure our state’s environmental and economic future.