Americans are once again hearing of the perils of extremism. But the definition of this offense is slipperier than a politician’s campaign promise. The definition of extremism has continually been amended to permit government policies that few sober people previously advocated.
It’s all too easy to criticize Governor Christie’s proposed fiscal year 2011 budget. We are frustrated at losing valuable programs and services. We’re anxious about how our profession will fare, and who will have a job come September. We want to maintain the high quality of New Jersey education for students.
Governor Christie recently made an announcement that has the potential to hurt New Jersey college students and their families.
New Jersey businesses – both large and small – are facing daunting obstacles during the current economic climate that has slowed down, and in many cases stopped their ability to create jobs and grow.
Those intent on a government takeover of medicine missed one item that is found in the bill. Tucked in there, around page 327, is the provision that exempts members of the health care sharing ministries in existence before the year 2000 from the mandate to buy the federally qualified health insurance.
Nuclear power has never lived up to the promises of its backers. Their latest claim – that nuclear energy represents an easy answer to global warming – has as much validity as that old industry chestnut of producing energy “too cheap to meter.” Let’s not be duped again.
The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970, 40 years ago. We’ve come a long way since then. But even in this state we’re in, where many conservation supporters work hard to protect our environment, we have a long way to go.
For the past 40 years, Earth Day celebrations, big and small, have taken place in Rahway, New Jersey.
There is talk about “merit pay” for teachers, as if this was something other than a fraud. Those who work earn pay as compensation.
Pardon me for saying so, but the ‘Democrats for Change’ challenge to the ‘Machine Pols’ has a snowball’s chance in Hades of succeeding. I take no pleasure in saying this, but the professional politicians are too well entrenched in their positions for a well-deserved change to occur.