Recent Posts in Op Ed

With Our Fiscal House in Order, Newark will Thrive in the Post-Booker Era

BY ANIBAL RAMOS Now that Newark Mayor Cory Booker has won a seat in the U.S. Senate, many people are wondering how the state’s biggest city will fare in a post-Booker era. One fact about Newark that got lost in the fog of campaign rhetoric is that we have worked hard over the last seven years to put our fiscal house in order.

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Disaster Master

Storms and Fires Aren't the Only Disasters Our Governor Has Led Us Through By Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon (R-13)


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There should be no waiting period on equality

By Assemblyman Reed Gusciora

Recently, Gov. Chris Christie appealed the decision by a Mercer County Superior Court judge to allow same-sex marriages to begin in New Jersey on Oct. 21, and followed it up with an emergent application to the court to stop any same-sex marriage ceremonies until the state Supreme Court reviews the case.

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Seeing Red Over Red-Light Cameras: A New Jersey doctor fights City Hall

By Michael Ehrenreich 

It takes quite a bit to get me outraged. I am a busy dermatologist in Millburn, NJ, tending to the rashes and wrinkles of my community. I don’t write Op-Ed pieces or spend my weekends in political protest. When Thomas Jefferson wrote that “a little rebellion now and then is a good thing,” he was not envisioning me. 

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Rutgers University Violates State And Federal Law

By Ronald Bakley

Rutgers University’s disciplinary policy, or lack thereof, affecting their police officers violates several State and Federal Laws, not to mention Supreme Court decisions affording all employees certain rights under the Department of Labor and State Statute.

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Rules of the road apply to all

By Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski

Summer vacations have ended. Students across the country are returning to the classroom and with schools reopening, traffic patterns are changing.

School buses are back on the road in force, parents are driving children to and from school and pedestrian traffic in school zones has increased. For all these reasons, the start of the new school year is an important time to remind ourselves and our children about the rules of the road.

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Economic Opportunity Act will serve as business catalyst

By Bob Klausner

Fox Rothschild Partner, Real Estate Group

In the past, New Jersey has deserved its reputation as a state which is “over regulated” and not conducive for business. Traditionally, the state has been  burdened with high taxes, high cost of living, and has offered few incentives to retain businesses in the state or to attract new companies from neighboring states.

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Remembering Sept. 11

Remembering Sept. 11

By Darryl R. Isherwood

The first thing I noticed was the smell. 

It wasn't a sickening smell of death and destruction that some of the more graphic accounts had described.  It was the smell of burning wires magnified 100 fold. From the first breath, it stuck in your throat and made your voice raspy.

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A tribute to Jack Sinagra

By Donald T. DiFrancesco

On Monday, I lost a very close and dear friend.

ln fact, many people lost a great friend. Senator Jack Sinagra left us way too soon.

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No IRS-like abuse at ELEC

By Jeff Brindle

Since the release of an inspector general’s audit in May, concerns have arisen over alleged partisan witch-hunts by staff members of the Internal Revenue Service.

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest Sponsored by Auto Alliance: September 16th

Bergen County Executive's Race: Tedesco goes up on cable TV with introductory ad James Tedesco, Democratic candidate for Bergen County Executive, goes up on cable television Tuesday for the first time this season. (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)       Stockton Poll: Belgard and MacArthur tied in CD3 In New Jersey’s key...


Legislation needed for publicly financed gubernatorial elections

By JEFF BRINDLE It is critical that the Legislature soon enact a pending bill that would ensure the state’s Gubernatorial Public Financing Program is available in the event of a special election for governor.  Not only is there no current legal... Read More >


(9-10-14) Chief Justice Rabner Faces Funding Challenges as Top Court Administrator - Escalating legal fees for litigation is an unintended consequence of underfunding the Court System. ... more »
The Correct Foreign Policy – Neither Fortress America Nor Pax Americana      Last week marked the 75th anniversary of the beginning of World War 2.  It started with the... more »
(Asbury Park, NJ) -- There's a word for someone who says one thing and does another: hypocrite.  There's no shortage of 'em in Trenton -- from ... more »
 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »

Quote of the Day

quote of the day

"[Lyndon] Johnson understood that so far as a man was a political animal (and therefore not searching for some private truth which might be independent of politics) he was then, if deprived of his properties, close to being a dead man." - Norman Mailer

- Miami and the Siege of Chicago


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