Governor Chris Christie deserves a special thank you from me. Due to his initiative, the New Jersey legislature has passed perhaps the most comprehensive opioid and heroin prevention legislation the United States has yet seen. Please note, the key word above is prevention. It is also important to note that this bill, and other varying forms… Read More Thanking Christie When Credit Is Due
With tons of new things to digest under the new Trump administration, I’ll take my first crack at trying to thread a non-partisan needle. Whether it is an outspoken Democrat or a defensive Republican, or vice versa, there is a certain trend in our democratic discourse which is helping us get nowhere fast. Sometimes, the… Read More Stationary Rhetoric
The following policy memorandum seeks to encourage local, state, and federal lawmakers in New Jersey to implement legislative changes to the current medical practice surrounding the prescription of opioid medications. The memorandum has been generated due to New Jersey’s increase in heroin overdose deaths despite the wide distribution and use of Narcan, the opioid overdose… Read More New Jersey’s Heroin Crisis: Is Narcan Helping?
What exactly are the issues that millennials care about in South Jersey? Of course, relative to all things involving South Jersey, that depends on who you’re asking and where they are from. Southern New Jersey is an incredibly fragmented, segregated dot on the U.S. map, and what might be 5 miles apart somewhere else equates to… Read More Millennial Issues in South Jersey
One week following the election, we are learning more and more each and every day about what the next administration plans to do, and who will be involved. Additionally, we have more and more media, whether that be social media or news media and bloggers, all supporting or rejecting one thing or another, seemingly instantly.… Read More Polarized Narratives Persist Re: Quit Crying, Get Over It, You Lost
When Barack Obama was reelected President in 2012, I was very vocal about how counterproductive it was to instantly declare the nation to be doomed due to four more Obama years. Now that Donald Trump, in real life, is America’s President-elect, I again caution against a belief of instant doom. America needs to work together,… Read More My Door is Open
Cherry Hill Township does not need a series of town hall meetings. The township does not need to have additional town council meetings. Cherry Hill needs to begin a series of community meetings, in order to restore relations with the community. Sure, let me better define that. The township needs to restore relations with those who… Read More Cherry Hill Needs Community Meetings
It’s a political year in America, and in 2016, much more of our population has now become internet savvy. By that, I mean, more folks have learned how to navigate the web, via Google and Facebook. What’s frustrating to some, myself especially, is the new phenomenon sweeping all generations; memes being taken as facts. Memes… Read More Memes Versus Reality
Governor Chris Christie continued his tour of the state in South Jersey, in order to campaign for his “Fairness Formula” which seeks to abolish the current system of educational funding, and instead provide just over $6,500 per student throughout the entire state. The Governor claims that this formula will allow the suburbs to greatly reduce… Read More Foresight: A ‘Fairness Formula’ for Bankruptcy?
Surely, I am not an economist. However, I do pay attention to news events, all while pairing them with millennial experiences. The media is beginning to notice similar economic trends that the nation experienced before the 2008 housing bubble burst, triggering the 2008 Recession. This time, it may come by way of irresponsible sub-prime car loans. John… Read More Our Next Recession