Opinion

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™!

Our Public Schools Are Crippling the Economy

America’s public schools are failing. From the smallest towns to the biggest cities, our schools aren’t delivering the tools that young people need in today’s economy. Many kids simply aren’t finishing school. And too many who do graduate are unprepared for college and the working world.