Voice of the People

Toothless tiger

Petty crooks are being scapegoated rather than the worst offenders who brought the global economy crashing down on middle class workers. Glen W. Albanese, 43, of Manalapan, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan to an information…

Cash is king as democracy dies

Candidates must spend huge sums to get elected, and once they do, well-funded interests spend huge sums to influence how they vote. Campaign finance laws are being struck down, and money is rushing into outside groups that don’t have to…

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…