Why America has a debt ceiling: 5 questions answered

BY: - May 22, 2023

Economist Steven Pressman explains what the debt ceiling is and why we have it — and why it may be time to abolish it.

Ruling on New Jersey gun law shows Democrats didn’t do their homework

BY: - May 17, 2023

A federal judge's ruling on New Jersey's gun law highlights Democrats' apparent refusal to consider whether the law is constitutional.

Congestion pricing: cleaner air and safer streets for New Jersey

BY: and - May 15, 2023

Congestion pricing can not only reduce congestion, but also mitigate pollution and decrease crashes.

On transgender student athletes: Just let them play

BY: - May 4, 2023

You really want to protect women? Process the rape kit backlog. Keep the government out of our reproductive decisions. Stop glamorizing guns.

A participatory economy in Paterson is worth considering

BY: - April 25, 2023

Under participatory budgeting, citizens allocate a portion of a city's budget. One reformer says it's an antidote to corruption in Paterson.

Guns and vigilantes: Fear, paranoia has created a culture of violence

BY: - April 21, 2023

Guns and the ease with which they kill over the most banal circumstances are turning us into perpetrators, Taylor Hirth writes.

From Trenton to city hall, workers are demanding more

BY: - April 14, 2023

To see true housing justice, tenants’ rights need to be universal in theory and in practice.

N.J. lawmakers do not need more money from campaign donors

BY: - April 3, 2023

The bill's supporters say hiking donation limits will shift some dark money back into the sunlight. Doubtful.

Emails from election law watchdog reveal fixation on LGBTQ community

BY: - March 24, 2023

LGBTQ rights group Garden State Equality wants Jeff Brindle to resign, saying he shows a "visible contempt" for the community.

Group works to pack the N.J. political pipeline with women

BY: - March 23, 2023

The director of Emerge New Jersey said women collaborate better than men do, making them more effective at governing.

Transparency claims of campaign finance bill are laughable

BY: - March 17, 2023

Gov. Phil Murphy wants the power to unilaterally remake the state's election law watchdog.

Why we need to rethink policing in mental health crises

BY: - March 15, 2023

Continuing to require police officers to respond to mental health crises perpetuates a system that is both ineffective and dangerous, Zellie Thomas writes.