OPINION: A Call to Traditional Democrats – Help Save Our Country, Before it is Too Late

The recent Washington circus involving the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court crystallized what the Democrat Party has become: taken over by extremists, pushing aside the constitutional and traditional values that we have shared for generations. These Democrats attempted to destroy a good man, and in the process, also blew themselves up. Lewis Caroll and Saul Alinsky writing together could not have concocted a more bizarre effort on

Opinion: On collective bargaining anniversary, unions matter more than ever

Fifty years ago today, on September 13, 1968, New Jersey public employees gained the legal right to collectively bargain with their employers. The politics around labor rights were very different then; the Public Employment Relations Act that granted those rights had been vetoed by Gov. Richard Hughes, a Democrat. That veto was overridden by the Republican-controlled Legislature to cement a major milestone for the rights of working people in New

Opinion: Bold Decisions in a New Era

OPINION The recent New Jersey State Budget approved by the Legislature for submission to Governor Phil Murphy comprised bold decisions acknowledging a new era where federal supports for states have vanished. With a morally bankrupt Federal government, redefining the role of state government in relation to the free market must be addressed.  The growing wealth gap, stagnate wages and growth in child poverty for New Jersey cannot be ignored.  Dismantling

Me, Gentleman?

If you’ve come across former New Jersey Governor turned State Senator Richard “Dick” Codey, you may have had the opportunity to have him charm you. You may have been disarmed by a joke or, upon finishing up a conversation, remarked to yourself that “he’s quite the nice guy.” After all, why wouldn’t you? The former Governor, who took over the helm of the Garden State after scandal rocked former Governor

Amy Wilson: Stronger, fairer, or if this is paradise, I wish I had a lawnmower: The promotional videos of Governor Phil Murphy

Governor Phil Murphy has released a series of short promotional videos on his Twitter account, touting his various goals and achievements so far. Here, I will consider the advertisements as art objects and not policy, and talk about their successes and failures as such. The “Raising the Minimum Wage” ad https://twitter.com/GovMurphy/status/990976015987036165 Shot in a documentary style, this ad follows a woman (“My friends and affiliates call me Miss Cookie”) who

Visual analysis of the NJ11 Congressional Race, based on four websites

Images matter. Candidates for elected office spend thousands trying to get just the right photo, logo, and website to capture their message. In this visual analysis of the NJ11 Congressional Race candidates, I’ll be looking at two of the best, most professional, and clear websites, and two of the absolute worst. Best in show Ghee Family From a strictly visual standpoint, Tony Ghee’s website is fantastic.