Voice of the People

Christie skipped some key topics

Governor Chris Christie skipped some key topics in his fifth State of the State address this afternoon. State economic development officials offered unprecedented tax incentives to corporations but several large companies moved jobs out of the Garden State. Although he…

Toothless tiger

Glen W. Albanese, 43, of Manalapan, New Jersey, pleaded guilty November 21, 2013 before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan to an information charging him with conspiring to steal $1 million from Needham & Co. and a year later, he…

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…