Commentary

Death of Oklahoma teen Nex Benedict hits close to home for New Jersey therapist

BY: - February 22, 2024

Nex Benedict's death is a manifestation of a larger issue that involves hostile rhetoric, misinformation about gender-diverse youth, and an anti-LGBTQ culture.

How New Jersey’s line disempowers Asian Americans

BY: - February 13, 2024

New Jersey must join the rest of the nation in having fair ballots and give AAPIs, and all of our communities of color, a fighting chance.

Key vote in U.S. Senate race should lead Dem insiders to revisit their coronation plans

BY: - February 12, 2024

An early test of where the enthusiasm is in this year’s U.S. Senate race was Saturday, and the first lady flopped. It was the Monmouth County Democratic convention, where the county’s Democratic committee people gathered at the Portuguese Club of Long Branch on Broadway to decide who to support in this year’s U.S. Senate primary, […]

Addressing waste justice in New Jersey

BY: and - February 2, 2024

Collectively, we must rethink our approach to waste management to redesign our existing waste infrastructure, two environmental advocates write.

New poll has good and bad news for Andy Kim and Tammy Murphy

BY: - February 2, 2024

A new poll gives Rep. Andy Kim a big lead over First Lady Tammy Murphy — but nearly a third of respondents are undecided.

Judges and lawyers spar in case that could threaten press freedom in New Jersey

BY: - January 31, 2024

The dispute pits a news editor and the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey against New Brunswick and a bevy of law enforcement groups.

For Andy Kim, it’s him vs. ‘party elites’ in battle for U.S. Senate seat

BY: - January 29, 2024

Rep. Andy Kim says party elites are "trying to put their thumb on the scale" in the race for the U.S. Senate, a pitch to voters that rankles chief rival First Lady Tammy Murphy.

With eye on November — and 2025? — New Jersey Democrats again target Dobbs

BY: - January 24, 2024

GOP attempts to curtail abortion show the Republican Party to be one of extremists, Rep. Josh Gottheimer says. Will this help Democrats win in November?

The lessons of Martin Luther King’s life should give us hope today 

BY: - January 15, 2024

If Martin Luther King Jr. were alive, what would he think about the status today of all people of color, all disenfranchised groups?

How did N.J. end up with Sen. Bob Menendez in the first place? Our ballot design is the culprit

BY: - January 12, 2024

Because of New Jersey’s unique primary ballot design, Sen. Bob Menendez has never faced a truly competitive election where he was on an equal footing with other candidates.

In New Jersey, we need to partner with business to fix climate change

BY: - January 10, 2024

Lawsuits by states and municipalities over climate change – which have been increasing in the U.S. since 2017 – are not an effective means of tackling the issue.

Family leave bill misses opportunity, leaving behind 1M workers who need job protections

BY: - January 3, 2024

A new bill before lawmakers would expand existing family leave protections to businesses with five or more workers, down from the current 30.