Opinion

Why We Allow Big Pharma to Rip Us Off

by Robert Reich According to a new federal database put online last week, pharmaceutical companies and device makers paid doctors some $380 million in speaking and consulting fees over a five-month period in 2013. Some doctors received over half a million…

Celebrating America’s Wilderness

by Pat Byington “When are you going to take your family to Disney World?” Every fall, my cousin and I watch football games in his “man cave” that’s equipped with sports memorabilia, Xbox, a fully stocked bar and the crown jewel, an HD…

American economy is still in trouble

I was in Seattle, Washington, recently, to congratulate union and community organizers who helped Seattle enact the first $15 per hour minimum wage in the country. Other cities and states should follow Seattle’s example. Contrary to the dire predictions of…

Marijuana should be legal

Democrats should lead a nationwide push to reduce penalties for minor drug possession, acknowledging that former President Richard Nixon’s war on drugs has been less successful than the Prohibition on alcohol, which gave vast power to organized crime. America’s prisons…

JCP&L’s time is up

by Sy Larson It is well past time that customers of JCP&L learn the truth about the rates they pay for electricity. Three years ago, the New Jersey Rate Counsel ordered the Board of Public Utilities to have Jersey Central Power…