With the swimming beaches of four Gulf states – Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida – fouled for the foreseeable future by the BP oil spill, many American families are likely to be re-evaluating their summer vacation plans.
Each spring, many of us have a case of cabin fever from a long “winter of discontent. “ After being cooped up indoors for months, it’s time to get outside!
Congress recently suffered one of the most embarrassing federal security breaches on record: a sensitive memo regarding an ethics investigation of 30 House lawmakers and staffers inadvertently leaked to the media.
We think of ourselves as shrewd and thrifty shoppers. And yet, when it comes to bottled water, North Americans are conned to the tune of $15 billion and eight billion gallons annually, paying twice for a commodity we already own.
Has the economy taken a bite out of your summer vacation plans? Is the family trip around the world on hold? Consider volunteering on an eco-vacation!
Elizabeth apartment dwellers should strongly consider voting “Democrats For Change” in the up-coming election to offset the anti-tenant, pro-landlord history of the Bollwage Administration in Elizabeth and of the superior court in Boss Lesniak’s Union County.
The Transportation Trust Fund is going bankrupt. The 1985 vote on the TTF received more ‘No’ votes than ‘Yes’ votes but a dependent Court ruled that it had passed! This makes the TTF illegitimate.
We made it through another Memorial Day. Thankfully, most people think of it as just the start of summer. They don’t seem to use it as America’s political leaders have long wanted: as a day of reverence for America’s world domination.
As a psychology professor I teach students who plan to be practitioners of social science. They have been moved with compassion by the problems so many people face, such as being in a painful marriage or having a child with developmental challenges.
With New Jersey’s unprecedented budget deficit, Governor Chris Christie is proposing unprecedented spending cuts. But cutting and possibly phasing out the Payment in Lieu of Taxes program breaks trust with the public and will discourage towns from protecting their critical open spaces and natural lands.