Opinion

Ending Foreclosure Profiteering

During the real estate bubble, older urban neighborhoods across the nation, from Atlanta to Baltimore to Cleveland to Sacramento and countless communities in between fell victim to a devastating plague of predatory lending and mortgage fraud.

Sibley Lecture For The Birds … And The Trees

Here’s a chance to meet one of our era’s most significant authors and artists of the natural world. The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum of Short Hills is sponsoring a free lecture at Drew University on Tuesday, Sept. 22, by nationally renowned birder, author and artist David Allen Sibley. Writers, artists, bird watchers, tree-huggers and outdoor lovers won’t want to miss this event!

The Danger Of Concealed Carry

I think the NRA, gun-industry backed Concealed Carry law is supposed to work like this: John Q. Citizen, concerned about his personal safety, gets a license to carry a concealed gun. One day he’s walking down the street and a bad guy tries to rob him.

Women Need Health Care Reform, Stat!

Despite the shouting and name-calling at the town hall meetings, I remain hopeful about health care reform. I have no other choice. As an obstetrician-gynecologist, I spent years learning how to keep women healthy. Too often, I find myself telling patients with easily treatable conditions that I can’t help them—they don’t have the money to get well.

Bust Your Clutter With Freecycle!

With the weather still warm and potential shoppers back from summer vacations, fall yard sales are upon us. They’re a great way to recycle unwanted items instead of tossing them in the trash. But if you don’t want to commit a whole day to a yard sale or just have a few things to get rid of… check out the Freecycle Network™!

A Surefire Way To Boost Farm Exports: Sell To Cuba

U.S. farm income will drop 38 percent this year due to global economic woes and because “demand for exports has tailed off, with few options available to expand marketing elsewhere,” according to a Department of Agriculture report issued last month.