My parents won’t let me get vaccinated. N.J. should let me do it anyway
Teens 14 and up should be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine without their parents' consent, argues a New Jersey high school student.
Abortion-rights victory shakes Kansas political landscape from roots to branches
The failure of the anti-abortion amendment in Kansas on Tuesday was more than a single election result. It was an earthquake.
Yes, public records access in N.J. is a disaster. No, it’s not all the state’s fault
Local governments share much of the blame for why the state Government Records Council operates at a snail's pace.
Lives hang in the balance as time runs out for action on health insurance
If the author was not able to purchase insurance using the Affordable Care Act, she argues, she would not be alive today.
Senator Scutari, drop your opposition to same-day voter registration
A U.S. Army combat veteran explains why Senate President Nicholas Scutari should drop his opposition to same-day voter registration.
Towns have the power to put justice in cannabis legalization — they must use it
It’s imperative municipalities adopt cannabis policies to reinvest in communities and create meaningful, inclusive opportunities for New Jerseyans
‘Back to school’ sales tax holiday is not a serious plan to attack inflation
Democrats' plan to attack inflation — a 10-day sales tax holiday on select items — would not help families struggling with higher prices.
The right to ‘keep and bear arms’ over the preservation of life
The U.S. Supreme Court's Thursday ruling on concealed carry laws poses a great danger to all, says a Montclair State University professor.
This Juneteenth: Celebrate, then legislate
Juneteenth — also known as Freedom Day — marks the day on June 19, 1865, when enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas, learned about their freedom, more than two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. New Jersey is celebrating Juneteenth as a state holiday this year for […]
If competition would kill Amazon Prime, maybe it’s not that great | Opinion
Amazon and its lobbyists are claiming that passing Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s Big Tech bill would lead to the end of Prime, or at the very least, significantly impair the service. This is such an absurd, desperate lie. What the bill actually does is force Amazon to compete in ways that will benefit consumers and small […]
Emails show ugly, anti-press side of mayor and wannabe N.J. governor
Let’s talk about politicians who hate the press. We hear a lot about officials “taking a page from Trump’s playbook” when they attack the media, but they’ve been doing this forever. From Thomas Jefferson instructing state attorneys general to prosecute unfriendly newspaper editors to Joe Biden calling a Fox News reporter a stupid SOB, politicians […]
Scare tactics about N.J. sex education standards don’t reflect what’s in them | Opinion
When I was nearing the end of eighth grade, I was assigned a book to read over the summer before my first day of high school. It was called “Becoming a Man: Basic Information, Guidance, and Attitudes on Sex for Boys” and, I assure you, it was graphic. There was an entire chapter on masturbation. […]