Opinion

On Giving Tuesday, Take Time to Think

November 28, 2014 Hans Dekker The Thanksgiving leftovers hardly have time to cool before Americans turn their attention to the rapid succession of days that kick off the holiday season. On Black Friday, we shop for bargains. On Small Business…

This Thanksgiving, Celebrate Charity

November 26, 2014 With the grocery shopping done and the turkey just hours from the oven, now is when many New Jerseyans pause to reflect on the things in their lives for which they are thankful. Good health usually tops…

Get the Facts on the Open Space Ballot Question

September 24, 2014 In this year’s November 4th election  – SAVE THE DATE! – New Jersey voters will get to decide whether four percent of the money collected from New Jersey’s corporate business tax will go to preserve open space.…

Author Argues Against Juvenile Incarceration

June 9, 2014 If it costs $88,000 per year to incarcerate one young person for one year, it’s worth asking the question, “what’s the return on investment?”  The question is one of many author Nell Bernstein asks – and attempts…

New York Times: Solitary Confinement Needs to Go

June 9, 2014 The New York Times editorial board this week argues that “solitary confinement […] is especially damaging for children” and solitary policies must change to as to “humaniz[e] juvenile detention.”  Scroll down for the full editorial and be…

Rebuilding the Coastline, But at What Cost?

May 22, 2013 The New York Times this week takes a close look at the costs of rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy, particularly in areas that continue to present serious risks.  As one environmental expert explains, the marshes upon which many…