On June 1, my friend, a retired naval aviator, and I drove to
Fort Meade, Md., to show support for a genuine American hero.
Local, county, state, federal and military police were out in force
to barricade the area roads to prevent the people from exercising
their First Amendment right to peaceably assemble and to petition
the government for a redress of grievances.
The last thing Atlantic City needs right now is art. It needs
more family attractions to bring tourists in, and it seems area
residents have a much better grasp of what to do than the so-called
Thank you for the informative and poignant May 21 article,
"Mentally ill children/The search for help is often in
vain." My heart goes out to Mary Gabel and her quest to obtain
help for her son. It is the story of many families in America that
try to seek help for family members in need.
A May 12 political cartoon showed a 1 percenter jumping for joy as he looks at a chart showing the stock market continuing to defy gravity. Looked at from a different angle by a glum Joe Mainstreet, the chart shows the actual economy moving in the opposite direction.
Decoration Day was observed for the first time on May 30, 1868. It was a day to decorate the graves of Civil War soldiers. It later became Memorial Day, celebrated on the last Monday in May, to honor the memory of all of our war dead.
I was honored to be invited to witness Gov. Chris Christie sign the good Samaritan/naxolone bill into law. This bill was a combination of two bills that so many parents across the state fought so hard for. Many of those parents lost their children to overdoses. Getting this bill signed was no small feat.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in May — a steady pace that shows strength in the face of tax increases and government spending cuts if not enough to reduce still-high unemployment.