Opinion

Still Time To Get A Break Buying A New Car

The “Cash for Clunkers” program for new cars may have ended, but the IRS wants to remind taxpayers that many people might overlook another special break available. If you buy a new vehicle this year, there’s a special federal tax deduction available that can help you save money, in some cases hundreds of dollars.

Make New Jersey 100% Smoke Free

As a cardiologist and regional president of the American Heart Association in New Jersey, I remain gravely concerned about our state’s safeguards against exposure to second-hand smoke, specifically as this unresolved public health issue lingers in Atlantic City casinos.

Why We Need Cable Choice

Do you think child molesters are funny? Comedy Central does.
I recently had the misfortune of flipping the dial to this cable network during a showing of the Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers. The program was crammed full of jokes about rape, incest, child molesters, genitals and other subjects most people would find offensive.

More Reasons To Conserve: The Many Costs Of Electricity

The federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 directed the U.S. Department of Energy to designate large geographic areas for “National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors.” Within these corridors, power companies can bypass environmental laws and gain approval to build new high-voltage interstate transmission lines, even on environmentally sensitive and protected lands.

Back To The Future For Energy Policy

Too much heat and too little light are being generated right now inside the Washington, D.C. Beltway on the issue of global warming. Some electric utilities and allies in the coal and nuclear industries claim that only coal or nuclear reactors can meet future energy needs and combat global climate change. They say there is no other way.