Jack Ciattarelli to former President Barack Obama

By Jack Ciattarelli First, welcome back to New Jersey. Four years ago – almost to the day – you campaigned with then candidate Phil Murphy in the great city of Newark and endorsed his candidacy for governor. At the time, you spoke the following words: “There’s only one candidate who’s actually going to have yourContinue reading “Jack Ciattarelli to former President Barack Obama”

Prosecutor probing Oath Keepers infiltration of law enforcement

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office (HCPO) is investigating whether individuals within county law enforcement are members of a right wing extremist group linked to white supremacy, the attempted overthrow of America’s government and other conspiracies, after hacker at Distributed Denial of Secrets shared with journalists about five gigabytes of emails, chat logs, members and donor listsContinue reading “Prosecutor probing Oath Keepers infiltration of law enforcement”

New Jersey cops, Trump administration violated the rights of innocent citizens

Three New Jersey law enforcement agencies asked the federal government share intelligence about Black Lives Matter protesters after the Justice Department gave the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) sweeping new temporary power to “conduct covert surveillance” and spy on innocent people, according to new information shared by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). TheContinue reading “New Jersey cops, Trump administration violated the rights of innocent citizens”

More Than Half of America’s 100 Richest People Exploit Special Trusts to Avoid Estate Taxes

by Jeff Ernsthausen, James Bandler, Justin Elliott and Patricia Callahan | ProPublica It’s well known, at least among tax lawyers and accountants for the ultrawealthy: The estate tax can be easily avoided by exploiting a loophole unwittingly created by Congress three decades ago. By using special trusts, a rarefied group of Americans has taken advantageContinue reading “More Than Half of America’s 100 Richest People Exploit Special Trusts to Avoid Estate Taxes”

Judge: USPS must turn over documents of Postmaster Louis DeJoy’s conflicts

A federal judge ruled last night that the US Postal Service must give Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington documents about potential conflicts of interest by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. Over the past seven years, the USPS has reportedly paid approximately $286 million to XPO Logistics, DeJoy’s ex-employer, and has “ramped up its business”Continue reading “Judge: USPS must turn over documents of Postmaster Louis DeJoy’s conflicts”

Voters to make their choices on Nov 2

Voters have three options for casting their ballots in the New Jersey gubernatorial election, voting by mail, at a polling place on Election Day on Nov. 2 or via in-person early voting but their options are limited by legislative maps drawn to insure one party or the other prevails in most of the 40 districtsContinue reading “Voters to make their choices on Nov 2”

Tragic Alec Baldwin prop gun shooting accident on ‘Rust’ film set

Actor Alec Baldwin allegedly shot and killed a woman and wounded a man with a prop gun on set of Rust, a Western movie. Police said the incident occurred on Thursday on the set of independent feature film Rust at the Bonanza Creek Ranch, a production location south of Santa Fe, the capital of NewContinue reading “Tragic Alec Baldwin prop gun shooting accident on ‘Rust’ film set”

High altitude may negatively affect brain chemistry

Living at a higher altitude could negatively affect brain chemistry, found a study by VA Salt Lake City researchers and colleagues. Epidemiological studies have suggested that living at high altitude may be a risk factor for mood disorders, substance abuse, and suicide. The researchers used brain imaging to compare metabolite levels in the brains ofContinue reading “High altitude may negatively affect brain chemistry”

Man jailed for rhetoric to “Defend Tallahassee” from real Trump terrorists

A citizen who called on freedom loving Florida residents avail themselves of their Second Amendment rights to stop what he expected would be another coup attempt was sent to prison by two Trump appointees, Northern District of Florida United States Attorney Lawrence Keefe and United States District Court Judge Allen C. Winsor. Daniel A. Baker,Continue reading “Man jailed for rhetoric to “Defend Tallahassee” from real Trump terrorists”

New Jersey to spend $100 million on ‘Green Acres’ park improvements

New Jersey officials want to spend more than $100 million on local park improvement projects across the state. The investment is part of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Green Acres Program, an initiative created in 1961 “to meet New Jersey’s growing recreation and conservation needs.” The proposed funding is pending approval by theContinue reading “New Jersey to spend $100 million on ‘Green Acres’ park improvements”

Civil rights lawyer beats GOP obstruction to win confirmation

The Senate has confirmed Catherine Lhamon to lead the U.S. Department of Education’s office for civil rights, one of the most prominent jobs in the federal education bureaucracy. The Wednesday vote means that Lhamon, as assistant secretary for civil rights, will once again take charge of the office she led during the Obama administration. RepublicansContinue reading “Civil rights lawyer beats GOP obstruction to win confirmation”

Almost 42,000 sources of ‘forever chemicals’ polluting drinking water

A new study by Environmental Working Group scientists finds almost 42,000 potential sources of the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS that could be polluting surface water or drinking water in communities across the U.S. The study bolsters EWG’s long-running calls for strict PFAS regulations, in addition to more testing. PFAS pollution affects all communities, from theContinue reading “Almost 42,000 sources of ‘forever chemicals’ polluting drinking water”

Fugitive sent to prison for stealing 94,000 debit & credit card numbers

A California man was sentenced today to 51 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to steal 94,000 credit and debit cards from customers at approximately 80 Michaels’ Stores in 19 states and to then use that information to make fraudulent withdrawals from the bank accounts of those customers. Jose Salazar, aka “Tito,”Continue reading “Fugitive sent to prison for stealing 94,000 debit & credit card numbers”

Cinnamon does not appear to lower cardiovascular risk, study shows

Cinnamon has been used as a traditional, herbal medication for decades but studies show evidence linking cinnamon consumption and cardiovascular risk remains inconclusive. Consuming cinnamon does not appear to reduce cardiovascular risk, according to a review by Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center researchers. Cinnamon is used as a traditional medicine for a variety ofContinue reading “Cinnamon does not appear to lower cardiovascular risk, study shows”

Republican opposition to freedom runs deep

Americans are dedicated to the notion of freedom, but this is a value more often held than given in a society steeped in puritanical ideas and No idea is more fundamental to Americans’ sense of themselves as individuals and as a nation than freedom, but conceptions about this are widely controvesial. Legal punishments for sodomyContinue reading “Republican opposition to freedom runs deep”

Cumberland killer caught in Philly

The U.S. Marshals Service captured 21-year-old Tyzir Hall of Clementon, the Camden County man charged with the Feb. 8 murder of Shaheed Little, 31, of Sicklerville, who was fatally shot on the 400 block of South Avenue in Bridgeton. Two other victims were wounded in the same incident, according to the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office.Continue reading “Cumberland killer caught in Philly”

Morristown firm cheated Pentagon

A Morristown company that supplied vehicle parts to the military has agreed to pay $850,000 to resolve allegations that it breached contracts with the United States and violated the False Claims Act by selling items that were manufactured in prohibited countries. The company’s website says, “Brighton Cromwell delivers kitting, engineering, and parts support for U.S.Continue reading “Morristown firm cheated Pentagon”

Hypersonic weapons will not end war but they might end life as we know it

Hypersonic weapons are missiles that can travel at speeds of Mach 5 or higher, which makes them particularly difficult to defend against, and all the world’s great military powers are racing to develop these new, deadly machines. Capable of travelling at more than five to ten times faster than the speed of sound, in theContinue reading “Hypersonic weapons will not end war but they might end life as we know it”

Rising suicide sparks call for help

Every day in America, almost 18 military veterans die as a result of suicide, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), so progressive Democrat Lisa McCormick is calling for more resources to be directed at programs and services that can help protect the people who defended freedom around the world. “This is aContinue reading “Rising suicide sparks call for help”

$16 million contract seeks protection against chemical & biological threats

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded a contract to Charles River Analytics, a to develop lightweight materials and adaptable, tissue-protective countermeasures to provide on-demand, broad spectrum, and rapid long-term protection. The task is conducting ground-breaking research at the forefront of AI, robotics, and human-centered computing, to lead a team of research organizations seekingContinue reading “$16 million contract seeks protection against chemical & biological threats”