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Opinion: Gambling Fever Taking Its Toll on New Jersey Democrats
Carl Golden | June 22, 2015 | Opinion
Beyond proposed sites across the state, possibility of gaming outside of Atlantic City calls for consummate timing
Health Insurance's Future in NJ Hinges on High Court’s King v. Burwell Ruling
Joel Cantor | June 19, 2015 | Opinion
If the court overturns marketplace subsidies, it could mean the end of the non-group insurance market in New Jersey
Opinion: It's Time to Focus on Creating Opportunity, Rather Than Poverty
Roland V. Anglin | June 18, 2015 | Opinion
Are well-intentioned urban policies more likely to fail if our cities remain segregated by wealth and race?
Op-Ed: Saint Michael’s Educating Next Generation of Healthcare Providers
Dr. Edward C. Halperin | June 11, 2015 | Opinion
For sake of Newark community, NJ needs to approve pending sale to private operator
Op-Ed: New Jersey Needs to Take Action to Protect and Restore Barnegat Bay
Helen Henderson | June 10, 2015 | Opinion
State DEP's proposed changes to its stormwater-runoff program would be an excellent first step toward restoring the waterway to health
Opinion: Gov. Christie’s About-Face on Common Core Takes Page from NJEA
Laura Waters | June 9, 2015 | Opinion
Governor and teachers union are willing to sacrifice student well-being to personal and political gains
Opinion: Too Early to Count Christie Out for Republican TV Debates?
Carl Golden | June 5, 2015 | Opinion
The governor’s single-digit polling numbers could cost him a slot on Fox and CNN debates for Republican presidential hopefuls
Op-Ed: Why Would Drug-Store Lobby Back Bill That Conceals ‘Biosimilar’ Switch?
Louis Tharp | June 4, 2015 | Opinion
The bond between patients and healthcare providers has always been based on trust and transparency
Op-Ed: Newark Demands Quality Schools, Return to Democratic Process
Lauren Wells | June 3, 2015 | Opinion
State control abrogates rights of students and citizens, hasn’t improved schools, and ignores wishes of the community
Opinion: Christie’s Common Core Flip-Flop Leaves Teachers, Students in Lurch
Mark Weber | June 1, 2015 | Opinion
After several years of intensive preparation for standards, governor adds injury to insult for school districts across the state
Op-Ed: Without a Water Plan, ‘New Jersey’s No. 1 Religion’ May Dry Up
Dennis Hart | May 28, 2015 | Opinion
New Jersey’s fragile water-supply system means we could experience a drought very quickly
Op-Ed: State Lawmakers Must Move Quickly to Block NJ Transit Fare Hike
Jon Whiten | May 27, 2015 | Opinion
Now is the time -- not next year, not after the next election, but now -- for our leaders to own up and fix this mess
Op-Ed: ‘We Got Out of Vietnam…Vietnam Never Got Out of Us’
John LeGates | May 22, 2015 | Opinion
Forty years after the fall of Saigon, a New Jersey veteran of the Vietnam War recounts his time in service
Opinion: Is Water Supply a Commodity, a Service, or a Right?
Daniel J. Van Abs | May 22, 2015 | Opinion
New Jersey needs to take a hard look at how its poorest households will maintain access to water, as water and sewer rates increase
Op-Ed: The Morning After June 5 Primary? This Time, You Might As Well Sleep In
John Weingart | May 21, 2015 | Opinion
With only five districts home to Democratic and Republican runoffs, it’s hard to remember that voting is a right, not a chore
Opinion: If It Looks And Smells Like Sewage, It Could Be Stormwater
R. William Potter | May 20, 2015 | Opinion
DEP needs to take the battle against runoff to the municipalities, where most local land-use decisions are made
Opinion: Top-Court Ruling Could Bail Out Christie, Sweeney -- or Both
Carl Golden | May 19, 2015 | Opinion
Governor and Senate president are locked in mutual stare-down over pension reform that may be beyond simple resolution
Op-Ed: PARCC Testing Could Be Healthy for Our Kids, If Done for Right Reasons
Scott A. Oswald | May 18, 2015 | Opinion
Assessments can help improve education and measure student progress – but they can also be used to tear down teachers and put pressure on kids
Op-ed: Let State’s Money ‘Follow the Child’ Rather Than Pad District Budgets
Bob Garguilo | May 14, 2015 | Opinion
Fund the Interdistrict Public School Choice in a way that eliminates duplicate spending and nurtures successful program
Op-Ed: Here’s Why Our Students Won’t Take the PARCC Exams Seriously
Walter Bowne | May 7, 2015 | Opinion
It took a comedian’s monologue to put standardized testing in its place
Opinion: Even Before Bridget Kelly, Christie’s Campaign Was Floundering
Carl Golden | May 5, 2015 | Opinion
The former deputy chief of staff in Christie’s office says she couldn’t be the only one who knew about Bridgegate
Op-Ed: Opting Out of PARCC Tests Is a Serious Decision, Not a Serious Mistake
Jim O'Neill | May 5, 2015 | Opinion
Some one-third of the students in the Livingston district chose not to take new online exams, for reasons that should be respected
Op-Ed: Try Performance-Based School Funding to Narrow Achievement Gaps
Doug Mesecar and Don Soifer | May 4, 2015 | Opinion
State’s current approach to education spending, based on student enrollment, is out-of-date and ineffective
Opinion: Administration's Response Machine Rumbles Into Action
Carl Golden | May 1, 2015 | Opinion
Gov. Christie and administration have been honing a response for months. How well will it go down?
Op-Ed: Threats to Cut Funding Over ‘Opt-Outs’ are On Shaky Legal Ground
Monty Neill and Julia Sass Rubin | May 1, 2015 | Opinion
Efforts to cut school funding as retribution for parental refusals are more likely to prompt the opposite political response
Opinion: Is Making Peace with PARCC an Idea Whose Time Has Come?
Laura Waters | April 30, 2015 | Opinion
The results of standardized tests, which revealed the yawning gulf between rich and poor students, played a key role in the Abbott rulings
Op-Ed: New Jersey Must Cut Links to Unscrupulous Payday-Loan Company
Adam Deutsch | April 30, 2015 | Opinion
State’s public pension fund has $50 million stake in high-interest lending firm that’s banned in NJ
Opinion: Steering Clear of the 2 Percent Trap for Water Utilities
Daniel J. Van Abs | April 22, 2015 | Opinion
Property taxes may be capped, but water utilities must wrestle with far more complex variables day to day and year to year
Op-Ed: State Budget's Being Balanced on the Backs of Working Families
Deborah Cornavaca | April 17, 2015 | Opinion
Let’s be honest, the rich in New Jersey are getting richer and everyone else is struggling more and more just to get by
Opinion: Chris Christie Keeps the Press Exactly Where He Wants It -- In the Dark
Carl Golden | April 16, 2015 | Opinion
The governor’s carefully staged ‘town halls’ and radio shows foster the illusion that he is accessible to just plain folks
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