Opinion

Governor hurt the rest of us for his own political gain

Christie’s strategy of corporate subsidies & tax cuts for richest one percent has failed New Jersey’s economy By Analilia Mejia Ever since Gov. Chris Christie’s April revenue projections came up embarrassingly short, he has toured the state saying he has…

Independent spending filtering down to the municipal level

by Jeff Brindle First nationally, next in the states, and now municipal. That’s the trend. Outside group independent spending became noticeable during the Clinton administration, accelerated following McCain/Feingold, and climaxed after Citizens United. During the 2012 presidential primary and general…

Segregation masquerading as free speech means the end of American Dream

Brown v. Board of Education was a landmark United States Supreme Court case handed down on May 17, 1954, unanimously reversing a previous decision that allowed state-sponsored segregation in public education. The 1896 case of Plessy v. Ferguson held that…

EDITORIAL: Irvington voters should re-elect Mayor Wayne Smith

Irvington Mayor Wayne Smith is being endorsed by New Jersey’s oldest weekly newspaper for an unprecedented fourth term in office. Mayor Smith’s bold, innovative leadership has yielded significant progress for the people of Irvington, many of whom he has protected…

The Danger of American Fascism

by Henry A. Wallace A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions or nations as to make him ruthless in…

Tell stories of women in American history

by Lynn Yeakel and Rosemarie Greco Almost three decades ago, the nearly all-male U.S. Congress declared March National Women’s History Month in perpetuity. Finally, it was believed, the historical activities and accomplishments of American women would receive long-overdue attention. Boys…