Writer’s Block: Passion Is Not a Dirty Word


Most students in New Jersey are coming off a long weekend, thanks to the New Jersey Education Association’s annual teacher’s convention. Cynics say, “What? More time off for teachers”? Teachers say, “Let me see what I can bring back to my classroom”, and students say “Yippee! No school”.

[OPINION] Time To Fish Or Cut Bait On Tax Reform


As Congress moves forward on budget negotiations, the word out of Washington is to expect nothing major: no grand bargain, just more stopgap, short-term fixes. Yet there’s one ray of hope. The House and Senate chairs of the tax-writing committees, one a Republican, the other a Democrat, are preparing a comprehensive tax reform plan. They see the budget negotiations as their opportunity to enact much-needed changes to our bloated, off-kilter tax laws.