OPINION: A Nice Little Gift From Obamacare Directly To You

I’ve often said the U.S. health care system is so complex that trying to understand it makes your hair hurt. Case in point: the Affordable Care Act runs more than 2,000 pages. I’ll grant you that it’s a massive piece of legislation — but lawmakers felt that’s what was needed to fix at least some of the problems that resulted from the helter-skelter way our health care system developed.

OPINION: Violence Begets Violence: Making Sense of the Dark Knight Massacre

The fact that 24-year-old neuroscience student James Holmes had the wherewithal to turn himself into a lethal killing machine is tragic but far from surprising. Frankly, I’m almost surprised it doesn’t happen more often, given that we’re not only raising young people on a diet of violence but indoctrinating them into a worldview that sees violence as a means to an end.

NJ Issues Notices To 44 Unregistered Or Non-Compliant Home Improvement Contractors

NEWARK – As part of its enforcement effort against unregistered and non-compliant home improvement contractors, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has issued Notices of Violation against 44 contractors, seeking a total of $195,000 in civil penalties, based on complaints and referrals by consumers from across New Jersey.

Contractors Sentenced For Rigging Bids And Inflating Contracts In 2 Union County School Districts

TRENTON – Two contractors were sentenced Friday for rigging bids and inflating school contracts at the direction of an engineer who oversaw construction projects for the Westfield and Scotch Plains-Fanwood school districts, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.