Opinion

Think Fire Safety This Holiday Season

For most of us, the holidays represent a treasured time of year, and we work hard to make it special for the people we care about most. We decorate our homes with great thought and detail, and entertain friends and family by hosting parties and cooking elaborate meals and treats.

NJ Needs An Elected Comptroller

As the prime sponsor of the bill that would create an elected Office of the Comptroller, I am encouraged by Governor-elect Chris Christie’s support for creating a comptroller that is independent, apolitical and empowered to hold all levels of government fiscally accountable.

Get Out Now

President Barack Obama’s infusion of 34,000 new U.S. troops in Afghanistan is only going to prolong a war that has no end in sight.

What’s the exit strategy?

Plastic Surgery: Cut It Out

It’s hard to beat plastic for versatility. It’s used to make everything from life-saving medical tubing to explosives to food storage containers. But recent health questions are raising concerns: Is plastic safe for baby bottles? Does it release chemicals into food when microwaved?

Red Light Cameras Are Still Wrong For New Jersey

I’ve said in the past that red light cameras are a mistake, and I’m disappointed that three municipalities in the state [Newark, Brick and East Brunswick] are moving forward with the program. Simply put, these cameras are nothing more than a money-grab for municipalities, and will result in more traffic accidents than if we did nothing at all.