Get to Know Your Muslim Neighbors

Get to Know Your Muslim Neighbors

For a South Jersey girl, my upbringing was markedly ordinary. I played soccer. I joined student council. I walked to my Sicilian grandmother’s house every day after school. And just like everyone else in my small town of Hammonton, my summer revolved around...
It Doesn’t Have to Be ‘Us’ vs. ‘Them’

It Doesn’t Have to Be ‘Us’ vs. ‘Them’

It’s increasingly easy to believe that our country is irreconcilably divided. But that’s not quite the America that Michael Morrill saw from his perch in Reading, Pennsylvania the weekend before the Republican convention in Cleveland. Morrill, the...
Turning Our Backs

Turning Our Backs

With the winter winds of January came a flurry of reports that several states were moving to cut thousands of people from their Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP, or “food stamp”) rolls. In New Jersey, for example, Governor Chris Christie pulled...
Creating a Constituency for the News

Creating a Constituency for the News

There’s a crisis in journalism. Rapidly changing consumer habits have slashed demand for the print editions of newspapers and magazines, squeezed advertising dollars, and made thousands of media jobs vanish. The news industry’s downturn has created another crisis:...
Christie’s Priority

Christie’s Priority

Whatdya know? Chris Christie knew Cars wouldn’t go, They wouldn’t  get through. Ex-pal Wildstein used his Authority, ‘Cuz vengeance, it seems, was Christie’s priority.