Category: Opinion

Swimming Our Dirty Waters

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.

No Gas Tax Hike

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.

First, Do No Harm

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.

Cutting “In Lieu” Payment Breaks Faith

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.