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Opinion: Disorder in the Courts, the Case Against Electing Judges

Carl Golden | May 26, 2017 | Opinion

The corrosive effect of ‘justice for sale’ would be devastating to the idea that the courts represent a fair and just forum for grievances

Op-Ed: NJ Must Add Financial Safeguards to New Mental Health Funding Model

Robert L. Parker | May 25, 2017 | Opinion
Without a ‘safety net’ for mental health providers, as many as 20,000 residents could lose access to life-sustaining services
Op-Ed: The Opioid-Addiction Industrial Complex — America’s Dirty Secret
Scott Rudder | May 24, 2017 | Opinion
The United States is in a crisis of its own making. We are by far the largest consumer of opioids on the planet
Op-Ed: Asbestos and Lead — Two Deadly Threats that Must Both Be Eliminated
Bonnie Anderson and Debra Coyle McFadden | May 23, 2017 | Opinion
The idea that we can ignore one hazardous chemical because we are focused on eliminating another is dangerously short-sighted
Op-Ed: New Jersey Immigrants Lack Adequate Legal Representation
Alexandra M. Goncalves-Pena | May 22, 2017 | Opinion
The promulgation of executive orders specifically targeting immigrants has left thousands of residents in New Jersey vulnerable to arrest, detention, and deportation
Opinion: Are Gov. Chris Christie’s Pot Policies ‘Beyond Stupidity’?
R. William Potter | May 19, 2017 | Opinion
That’s how Christie characterized the beliefs of those who support legalization and taxation of marijuana use for adults. Is this the pot calling the kettle black?
Opinion: Imperfect Accuracy, Imperfect Honesty — the Sean Spicer Dilemma
Carl Golden | May 18, 2017 | Opinion
When President Trump said his press secretary couldn’t speak with ‘perfect accuracy,’ he suggested Spicer may be lying — leaving him in an impossible situation
Op-Ed: Memo to Gov. Chris Christie — Hands off Horizon
Drew Harris | May 17, 2017 | Opinion
The plan to raid Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield reserves to pay for drug treatment programs is truly a case of robbing Peter to pay Paul
Op-Ed: Restore Voting Rights to People on Parole and Probation
Scott Novakowski | May 16, 2017 | Opinion
NJ bans almost 95,000 people from voting because of a criminal conviction. Over three-quarters — about 70,000 — are on parole or probation
Op-Ed: Underneath NJ — an Unhealthy, Costly, Disgusting Problem
Robert Briant Jr. | May 15, 2017 | Opinion
What we need right now is a comprehensive strategy for improving our water and sewer infrastructure
Opinion: A New Jersey Voter’s Guide to State Tax Policy
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | May 12, 2017 | Opinion
The focus of New Jersey’s tax policy should be to avoid being notably uncompetitive, particularly within our region
Op-Ed: Puppy-Mill Bill Veto by Christie Fosters Cruelty Against Man’s Best Friend
Brian R. Hackett | May 10, 2017 | Opinion
The governor’s conditional veto lets him virtually rewrite the bill while pretending that he supports it — after a few changes have been made
Op-Ed: Improve Odds for NJ’s Disadvantaged Kids by Giving Them IEPs
Irwin Stoolmacher | May 9, 2017 | Opinion
Thousands of students in New Jersey would benefit from Individualized Education Programs tailored to their difficult childhood experiences
Op-Ed: Leadership, Investment Can Fix NJ’s Aged, Unreliable Public Rail System
Ed Potosnak | May 4, 2017 | Opinion
Until the early 2000s, NJ Transit was a model for the kind of high-quality, efficient, reliable public transit system other states aspired to build and maintain
Op-Ed: Would ‘Trumpcare’ Be Bad for New Jersey’s Teeth?
Cecile A. Feldman | May 1, 2017 | Opinion
Nearly 500,000 state residents now qualify for dental care that was out of their reach before the ACA; the ACHA wants to strip away that essential coverage
Op-Ed: Senate President Sweeney Must Post the PARCC Bill
Sue Altman | April 28, 2017 | Opinion
This is not the first time that education advocates have watched a key bill languish and die a slow death at the senate president’s hands
Op-Ed: Just Say No to Nuclear Subsidies
Steven S. Goldenberg | April 27, 2017 | Opinion
Nuclear subsidies, or zero-emission credits, have been tried before, chiefly to the detriment of residential and business ratepayers
Op-Ed: Parole Reform Needed in New Jersey
Roseanne Scotti | April 26, 2017 | Opinion
New Jersey’s parole system is broken and serves neither the interests of justice nor public safety. The system is economically unsustainable, ineffective, and counterproductive
Op-Ed: If Infrastructure Is the Problem (and It Is), What’s the Solution?
Richard F. Keevey | April 25, 2017 | Opinion
New Jersey’s infrastructure — and the nation’s — are in need of a massive infusion of capital
Opinion: Water is Priceless and That Is a Problem
Daniel J. Van Abs | April 24, 2017 | Opinion
Water users don’t pay environmental costs like reduced stream flows; they don’t pay opportunity costs — the costs of what could have been done with water had they not consumed it
Opinion: Christie and Public Employee Unions — the More Things Change …
Carl Golden | April 21, 2017 | Opinion
Christie looks as if he’s going to leave office much as he came in: battling the public unions over their pension and health benefits (again)
Opinion: Fighting Global Warming with Strategy of Divestment/Reinvestment
R. William Potter | April 20, 2017 | Opinion
Baby boomers and millennials alike can refuse to invest in or do business with companies deep into fossil fuels, investing instead in ‘green’ alternatives
Op-Ed: A Message to Congress — Keep Charities and Foundations Nonpartisan
Linda M. Czipo and Nina Stack | April 19, 2017 | Opinion
Removing the longstanding ban on partisan political activity by charitable and philanthropic organizations presents a severe threat to the integrity and wellbeing of those organizations
Op-Ed: If We Want Clean Energy, We Must Get Energy Prices Right
Frank A. Felder | April 18, 2017 | Opinion
Garden State could become first in the US with the right mix of ‘carbon pricing and revenue recycling’
Opinion: Why I Support Betsy DeVos
Dick Zimmer | April 17, 2017 | Education, Opinion
The issue is school choice. The opposition is the teachers unions
Op-Ed: Candidates for Governor Need to Step up for Campaign Finance Reform
David Goodman | April 13, 2017 | Opinion, Elections 2017
The coming elections are a great opportunity to urge legislative and gubernatorial hopefuls to come out against dark money and special interests
Opinion: ACA Lives on for Today, but What About Tomorrow?
Linda Schwimmer | April 12, 2017 | Opinion
The Trump administration’s American Health Care Act has been pulled from consideration, but Obamacare is far from safe
Op-Ed: Undermining the EPA Risks Decades of Environmental Progress
Krassi Lazarova | April 11, 2017 | Opinion
Why do so many of us express general support for environmental protection, but not see it as a priority issue? Is the EPA a victim of its own success?
Op-Ed: Think Twice Before You Pull Those Weeds
Eric Stiles | April 10, 2017 | Opinion
Native species furnish food for Monarch butterflies on their long migration to Mexico, and necessary nourishment for thrushes, tanagers, and warblers as they wing their way south
Opinion: Is It Time for New Jersey to Create a Public Bank?
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | April 7, 2017 | Opinion
The state would be better served by focusing on the larger, more difficult task of reforming and improving its public banking institutions and programs
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