Opinion

Housing Mismanagement

Recent news reports claim the lack of heat and water at the Delaney Homes makes them obsolete. Who looted the plumbing? Did HUD agree to this destruction? Will there be a scandal as in the Perth Amboy Parking Authority?

Bringing The Garden State To Our Cities

In the concrete landscapes of New Jersey’s cities and suburbs, urban farmers markets are oases of fresh produce, good nutrition and community. They’re a reminder that the state we’re in wasn’t dubbed “The Garden State” for nothing. And their numbers are growing!

We’ve had enough

Even given New Jersey’s own shameful political culture, the arrest of 44 individuals on corruption charges recently is not only saddening, but it’s a national embarrassment that should make everyone in New Jersey angry.

Law As Learned In Youth

Following high school, I attended Drake Business School in 1947. One of the courses I took was Business Law. There were basic tenets in law, which set the standard for our studies. One of the primary ones was “Fraud in the inducement. An intentional perversion of truth to induce another to part with some valuable thing belonging to him or to surrender a legal right”.

Entrapment?

The news media tells about bribes and attempted bribes, but not that entrapment used to be a defense against these intrigues by government agents. When did that change?

Congress Must Be Careful with Tax Reform

As American businesses struggle to recover from the recession, Congress will soon consider changes to the tax code that could seriously undermine any recovery. While we applaud lawmakers for recognizing that aspects of our federal tax system are not functioning, we urge Congress to be careful with a piecemeal approach to tax reform and to reject the proposed repeal of deferral, “check-the-box,” and foreign tax credits for American companies with operations abroad.

Rolling The Vaccine Dice

As a layman with no special knowledge about communicable diseases, I have nonetheless been struck by the drumbeat of scare mongering coming out of the World Health Organization and our government regarding “Swine Flu.” My reasoning is simple. Ordinary flu kills some 36,000 Americans annually and its victims are frequently the elderly and those in poor health.