Commentary

Let students put whatever name they want on their diplomas

BY: - January 30, 2023

It's no one else's business what name a student wants on their diploma — only the student's opinion counts.

Wrestling with gun culture in New Jersey

BY: - January 25, 2023

There might be some common ground between gun safety advocates and gun rights supporters, Nancy Colasurdo writes.

Reclaiming our New Jersey: A transformative vision for the future

BY: - January 18, 2023

There is no indication that we need to erode bail reform or create more criminal penalties to advance public safety, writes the ACLU-NJ director.

On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no one should settle for ‘a piece of freedom’

BY: - January 16, 2023

If you don’t want liberty for absolutely everyone, you don’t love liberty. You love your privilege.

Irvington takes another stab at limiting access to public records

BY: - January 9, 2023

After taking an 82-year-old woman to court for filing too many records requests, Irvington is again trying to limit transparency.

Gen Z and Millennial voters can move New Jersey politics in a more progressive direction

BY: - December 22, 2022

Polling shows Gen Z and Millennial voters will be integral to Democratic Party victories in New Jersey and nationwide.

What if the script was flipped and Christians were being threatened?

BY: - December 20, 2022

The author describes what it's like to celebrate Hanukkah when antisemitic incidents are on the rise.

Lawmakers’ push to shield their home addresses is misguided

BY: - December 19, 2022

Lawmakers are on a mission to make it harder for us to find out about their financial assets.

In New Jersey, essential temp workers deserve respect and dignity

BY: - December 16, 2022

A worker shares her experience working for a temporary staffing agency during the pandemic.

What does it take to get New Jersey voters to vote?

BY: - December 10, 2022

Just 41% of registered voters cast ballots in this year's November elections, one of the lowest midterm turnouts in a century.

Casino workers deserve a workplace free from deadly secondhand smoke

BY: - November 28, 2022

Casino workers are literally sick and tired of being forced to choose between their health and earning a paycheck, writes Atlantic City casino dealer Nicole Vitola.

Gritty, Elmo and Mayor McCheese for Congress — why do people throw their votes away on write-ins?

BY: - November 25, 2022

When choosing between two or more candidates for public office, some voters opt for none and write in a personal choice. Why?