Lina Khan is bringing teeth to the FTC

Lina Khan has argued that Amazon is a monopoly comparable to United States railroads at the turn of the 20th century, and that frightens executives at some massive global business conglomerates. Although most Americans could not name the chair of the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – because the nation’s antitrust watchdog normally doesn’tContinue reading “Lina Khan is bringing teeth to the FTC”

Workers on strike at Frito-Lay plant owned by corporate giant Pepsico

As hundreds of exploited workers picket in Topeka, Kansas to demand fair working conditions, New Jersey progressive champion Lisa McCormick is asking consumers to support them by boycotting Frito-Lay products until executives at PepsiCo, the corporate employer, give in to their demands. “More than 800 workers at the Topeka Frito-Lay plant have been on strikeContinue reading “Workers on strike at Frito-Lay plant owned by corporate giant Pepsico”

Lesson in Lincoln’s life & leadership

Author and historianRichard Striner will sign his book “Summoned to Glory: The Audacious Life of Abraham Lincoln,” Wednesday, July 28 at 10:30 a.m. at the Carriage House Museum Shop at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. The event is sponsored by the Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture) Lessons of History Team. “In the troubling timesContinue reading “Lesson in Lincoln’s life & leadership”

Can Americans trust the news?

Americans see a variety of factors as important when it comes to deciding whether a news story is trustworthy or not, but their attitudes vary by party affiliation, demographic characteristics and news consumption habits, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. Overall, broad majorities of U.S. adults say it is at least somewhat important to consider eachContinue reading “Can Americans trust the news?”

Former New Jersey drug dealer pleaded guilty

Darryl Hinkson, 46, formerly of Jersey City, New Jersey, pleaded guilty today by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi to an information charging him with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 100 grams or more of a fentanyl analogue. According to U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced, documents filedContinue reading “Former New Jersey drug dealer pleaded guilty”

No indictment in fatal Secaucus Police shooting

A state grand jury voted not to file any criminal charges at the conclusion of its deliberations regarding the death of Anthony Rosso, 68, of Secaucus, N.J., who was armed with a firearm and died during an encounter with officers of the Secaucus Police Department on Dec. 1, 2019. As required by statute, all fatalContinue reading “No indictment in fatal Secaucus Police shooting”

A third of young people reported worsening mental health during pandemic

As typical social and academic interaction screeched to a halt last year, many young people began experiencing declines in mental health, a problem that appeared to be worse for those whose connections to family and friends weren’t as tight, a new study has found. In June 2020, researchers invited participants in an ongoing study ofContinue reading “A third of young people reported worsening mental health during pandemic”

Obamacare lowered uninsured rates

The rates of Americans under 65 without health insurance decreased significantly between 2013 – the year before many provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) took effect – and 2019. According to the Census Bureau’s 2019 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) report, uninsured rates dropped in 2,909 U.S. counties and roseContinue reading “Obamacare lowered uninsured rates”

Nazi nominates Numbnutz for Nobel

Donald Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Jaak Madison, a 30-year-old member of the European Parliament from Estonia who claimed that the Holocaust had ‘positive aspects’ in a 2012 social media post that defended the Nazi regime. In the 2012 blog entry, Madison wrote, “There are no things that are completelyContinue reading “Nazi nominates Numbnutz for Nobel”

US to evacuate Afghans who helped troops

A suicide bomber killed at least 35 people and wounded dozens in a crowded market in the Sadr City neighbourhood of Baghdad on Monday, the eve of the Eid al-Adha festival, security and hospital sources said. More than 60 people were wounded, a police source said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Senior leadersContinue reading “US to evacuate Afghans who helped troops”

Sha’Carri Richardson earned Olympic honors

Sha’Carri Richardson captivated the entire nation when she won the Olympic trials for the 100-meter sprint in her iconic orange hair and large eyelashes and ran into the stands to find her grandmother. She earned her spot to represent our country, but the United States Anti-Doping Agency has handed down a harsh punishment forcing her to missContinue reading “Sha’Carri Richardson earned Olympic honors”

Paul Hodgkins sentenced for Capitol rioting

A Tampa, Florida, man who participated in the January 6 attempted coup d’état at the U.S. Capitol riot will spend eight months in prison after he was sentenced for a felony charge stemming from the incident. Prosecutors had sought an 18-month sentence for 38-year-old Paul Allard Hodgkins. Hodgkins, a supporter of former President Donald Trump,Continue reading “Paul Hodgkins sentenced for Capitol rioting”

Dial AT&T for inconsistency

Despite recent public statements in support of voting rights, a review of the most recent PAC filings from the Dallas-based company found that AT&T has given the most to supporters of state-level voter suppression bills, at more than $811,000. The company recently irritated its many shareholders by cutting its dividend in half, but it isContinue reading “Dial AT&T for inconsistency”

Congress seeks to improve America’s justice system and make it more fair to everyone

Lisa McCormick, New Jersey’s leading progressive activist, said lawmakers in Washington will propose a new law on Monday to reinvigorate efforts to ensure equal access to justice, repairing the damage done when Trump Republicans shuttered the agency charged with helping the justice system efficiently deliver outcomes that are fair and accessible to all, irrespective ofContinue reading “Congress seeks to improve America’s justice system and make it more fair to everyone”

Biden picks Kean University VP

President Biden has nominated Barbara George Johnson, vice president of external affairs and urban policy and research at Kean University, as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.  Johnson will replace Maria E. Rengifo-Ruess, a former Lockheed Martin executive whose term expired, if she isContinue reading “Biden picks Kean University VP”

Israeli spyware used to target activists, journalists, and political leaders globally

Human rights activists, political dissidents and others around the world expressed outrage at revelations regarding the use of Pegasus Project spyware abuse following Israeli company’s software in widespread hacking. The Pegasus Project is a ground-breaking collaboration by more than 80 journalists from 17 media organizations in 10 countries coordinated by Forbidden Stories, a Paris-based media non-profit,Continue reading “Israeli spyware used to target activists, journalists, and political leaders globally”

Delta variant takes hold in U.S. as coronavirus cases rise nearly 70 percent

Federal health officials sounded an alarm Friday about a surge in U.S. coronavirus infections fueled by the twin threats posed by the highly transmissible delta variant and a stagnation in efforts to vaccinate as many Americans as possible. During a White House briefing, Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, saidContinue reading “Delta variant takes hold in U.S. as coronavirus cases rise nearly 70 percent”

Better weather forecasts can save 23,000 lives & $162 billion yearly

An estimated 23,000 lives per year could be saved potential annual benefits of at least $162 billion could be realized by improving weather forecasts, early warning systems, and climate information – known as hydromet, according to a new report. The first Hydromet Gap Report, launched on 8 July, tells us how far we have toContinue reading “Better weather forecasts can save 23,000 lives & $162 billion yearly”

Americans support transgender rights

Americans have reported becoming increasingly supportive of transgender rights in general, yet more than 100 anti-transgender bills have been introduced in state legislatures this year. At the same time, Americans’ views are reflected at the federal level by the Pentagon’s policy changes supporting transgender people in the U.S. military. According to a legislation tracker fromContinue reading “Americans support transgender rights”

Robocaller slapped with $1.66 million in penalties

The Justice Department, together with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), announced that the government will collect $1.66 million in civil penalties as part of a settlement to resolve alleged violations of the8 FTC Act and the FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) by New Jersey-based Environmental Safety International Inc. (ESI), as well as its co-owners, JosephContinue reading “Robocaller slapped with $1.66 million in penalties”