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The media’s disservice to New Jersey voters

At a time when trust in our political system and all of its institutions is virtually nonexistent, it is imperative that the voices of the We the People are given an adequate hearing. At a time when cries of corruption, bias,…

The Inevitable Result of Identity Politics

Four months ago, I had the pleasure of spending a day in San Francisco with an old friend, from whom I had recently drifted apart. Her name was Christina (a pseudonym) and she had recently become an outspoken advocate of…

Bad Habits to Better Political Discourse

So I have this habit that drives people nuts, and I want you to have it too. When I have discussions with people about pretty much anything, politics, religion, science, I tend to be contrary, even if I agree with them. Most…

Fierce Collision of Neutron Stars Detected for the First Time

Fierce Collision of Neutron Stars Detected for the First Time: Astronomers announced that they have both seen and heard a pair of neutron stars colliding, giving them their first glimpse of the violent process by which most of the gold…

Obama selects gay artist Kehinde Wiley to paint Smithsonian portrait

Barack Obama (left)has selected gay artist Kehinde Wiley to paint his Smithsonian portrait. (Washington Blade photo of Obama by Michael Key; photo of Wiley by Kwaku Alston) Former President Barack Obama has selected as the artist to paint his official…

Am I Crazy or Am I Human?

Over the course of this past summer, I experienced something monumental in terms of the human experience. Following years of “struggling” with manic-depressive syndrome, or that is what “they” told me, I decided to take the bold move of choosing…

Perpetual War Will End When Ignorance About Perpetual War’s History Ends

Americans have had the recent past presented to them dishonestly for a long time now. With the takeover of the military industrial complex in the 1930’s and 40’s, the government has started omitting the realities of modern imperialism from school…

Trump’s Tax Wishlist: The Estate Tax

Trump’s Tax plan would repeal taxes on multi-million-dollar inheritances The centerpiece of the GOP’s 2018 fiscal year calendar is an overhaul of the American tax code. Republicans claim that their reforms will make taxes simpler, reduce the deficit, and deliver…

Dick Durbin’s War on Progressives

Durbin thinks that Democrats should abandon progressive ideals and pander to right-wing voters in order to win elections Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), who is an unpledged superdelegate at Democratic National Conventions by virtue of being a member of the Senate…

Of Course, Me Too

“You can pull off other things people can’t,” I remember a classmate telling me in middle school. A comment I took with pride. While many 13-year-olds sported closed-toed Birkenstocks and toted Coach purses at the time, I preferred to shop…