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R. William Potter

Opinion: Don't Let NIMBY Derail NJ's Medical Marijuana Law
R. William Potter | January 4, 2012 | Opinion
Not in my backyard is inherently opposed to what makes citizens out of individuals.
Opinion: A Compassion War Against Drug Users
R. William Potter | December 9, 2011 | Opinion
A dose of compassion needed to end the War on Drug Users.
Opinion: Clean Needle Bill -- Over the Counter Compassion
R. William Potter | November 21, 2011 | Opinion
The Assembly votes today on a bill that could save tens of thousands of lives and millions of dollars.
Opinion: Beyond Defense, in Praise of the SBC
R. William Potter | October 31, 2011 | Opinion
The SBC is an easy target, one that saves commercial ratepayers $11.00 for ever $1.00 invested in it.
Opinion: New Jersey Can't Afford a 'Nuclear Renaissance'
R. William Potter | October 11, 2011 | Opinion
The smart money in the energy industry should be going to solar power.
Opinion: The Solar Opposition -- Left. Right. Wrong.
R. William Potter | September 23, 2011 | Opinion
These days, arguments against subsidizing solar energy substitute ideology for facts.
Opinion: Flood Control, a Misguided Veto
R. William Potter | September 12, 2011 | Energy & Environment
A statewide flood control law could leave New Jersey high and dry.
Opinion: Hurricane Tea Party, an Ill Wind
R. William Potter | September 1, 2011 | Opinion
There's something very wrong when the extreme right comes out against trying to save lives.
Opinion: The BPU, The Garden State's Green Jobs Machine
R. William Potter | August 9, 2011 | Opinion
An obscure legal clause gives the Board of Public Utilities the ability to fund green jobs.
Opinion: Helping Steer the BPU Back on Track
R. William Potter | July 25, 2011 | Opinion
NJ's recent solar surge owes more to federal tax policies than to subsidies offered by the Board of Public Utilities.
Opinion: Will Gov. Chris Christie Rescue the U.S. Economy?
R. William Potter | July 12, 2011 | Opinion
Default on the U.S. debt is unthinkable. Is there a superhero in the state?
Opinion: Eminent Domain, The Next Bipartisan Target for Reform
R. William Potter | July 1, 2011 | Opinion
New laws are needed now; the Supreme Court can only take eminent domain reform so far.
Opinion: Gov. Chris Christie and the Myth of Solar Subsidies
R. William Potter | June 10, 2011 | Opinion
According to the Energy Master Plan, solar power is financed on the backs of overburdened consumers.
Opinion: Tom Kean -- Moderate, Bipartisan, Tea Party Ideologue?
R. William Potter | May 17, 2011 | Opinion
Republican Party's elder statesman supports Gov. Christie's "option" to defy the state Supreme Court.
Opinion: One Law for the Banks, One for the Rest of Us
R. William Potter | April 25, 2011 | Opinion
A newly issued court order fails to punish banks for the phony foreclosures that have already taken place.
Opinion: Grassroots Help for New Jersey's Homeless Veterans
R. William Potter | March 9, 2011 | Opinion
Five Rutgers grads build a veterans assistance program in memory of a fallen friend.
Opinion: The State Attorney General Goes MIA
R. William Potter | February 11, 2011 | Opinion
Robo-signing and fraudulent foreclosures will cost some 65,000 New Jerseyans their homes this year.
Opinion: Solar Critics Should Get Their Facts Straight
R. William Potter | January 18, 2011 | Opinion
Instead of criticizing incentives and subsidies, solar naysayers need to get a little closer to the numbers.
Opinion: Let Us Now Praise Judicial Activism
R. William Potter | December 22, 2010 | Opinion
The New Jersey State Supreme Court's proud stand against potentially fraudulent documents and negligent or unethical law firms.
Opinion: The Worst Is Yet to Come for NJ's Foreclosure Crisis
R. William Potter | December 17, 2010 | Opinion
It's time to make the robo-signing banks and the mortgage lenders help clean up the mess they've made.
Opinion: Concerning AIDS and the State Legislature
R. William Potter | November 24, 2010 | Opinion
It's long past time for over-the-counter syringe sales in New Jersey.
Opinion: Speaking Truth to Power in Mt. Holly
R. William Potter | October 29, 2010 | Opinion
Under the guise of 'redevelopment,' Mount Holly has been carrying out what amounts to 'socio-economic cleansing' of lower-income areas.
Opinion: Memo to Gov. Christie: Remember What Tom Kean Did
R. William Potter | October 8, 2010 | Opinion
Starving the public sector: the flaw in the administration's economic policy.
Opinion: Policy, Poverty, and Homelessness
R. William Potter | September 13, 2010 | Opinion
Two relatively unknown programs can change the lives of thousands of impoverished New Jerseyans.
Opinion: Time to Retire the Worst Tax of All
R. William Potter | August 25, 2010 | Opinion
Why is the property tax so bad? Let us count the ways.
Opinion: Lift Rules on Medical Marijuana
R. William Potter | June 23, 2010 |
Restrictions impose needless suffering and expense; it’s time to rethink conventional wisdom.
Opinion: Is “Inverse Condemnation” the Next Battleground for Reform?
R. William Potter | May 28, 2010 |
Too many property owners are still at the mercy of local governments thanks to an obscure legal maneuver.
Opinion: Does Executive Order 14 Cross the Threshold of Constitutionality?
R. William Potter | May 16, 2010 | Opinion
Gov. Christie's measure to capture ratepayer funds dedicated to clean energy jobs effectively rewrites a statute--for which he has no legal basis.
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