Mitt Romney epitomizes the unfairness of the American economy in this new Gilded Age. For that same reason, Romney is the quintessence of an economic approach shown to be anti-growth and anti-jobs. The president needs to tell this to the American people.
Without anyone really noticing, America is being treated to a relatively fair-minded campaign. Both sides are behaving well. This is why what Newark Mayor Cory Booker said last Sunday made no sense.
This debate about Bain Capital is one we need to have. What kind of business activity, and what kind of government policy, is better for America? Republicans, you better batten down the hatches, because we are going to have this debate.
Let's have a conversation about whether or not Romney's success in making money for investors through his position at Bain qualifies him to be president. Making money for investors doesn't mean that you know how to make the economy work for all Americans.
It's sad that a political leader as accomplished as Cory, who has been as successful as he at reviving a city, should be hit by the left for criticizing the Obama campaign, and by the right for later defending the campaign. Does politics mean never speaking your mind or living by your values?
Before it got swapped last minute with an item about Howard Stern's new gig on America's Got Talent, I was going to kick off my weekly quips with Randi Kaye on CNN this last Saturday by riffing about that viral video starring Jersey Governor Christie and Newark Mayor Cory Booker.
The power of Cory Booker entered my life and quickly spread to family, friends, classmates, teachers, you name it. Everyone seemed to have the same response upon discovering this new breed of political force... this guy is the real deal.
A study has just come out that argues that analytical thinking weakens religious belief, while at the same time, intuitive thinking may strengthen religious feelings. So what does this mean for religion today?
Admiring the television series Roots as a boy, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores a passion for genetics and genealogies in a new PBS series, Finding Your Roots, to start this Sunday.
In the year since the ACLU of New Jersey sent a battery of grievances to the Department of Justice asking it to investigate the Newark Police Department, a few things have happened.
In the midst of the vindictive, partisan rhetoric now filling out airwaves -- from the economy and health care, to the upcoming presidential election -- I wonder: what about education?
I am part of a generation that stands on the shoulders of giants from the modern civil rights movement. And now my generation is called to no less of an urgent state of affairs. The dream of our democracy -- advanced and protected by heroes past and present -- is still not yet achieved.
The greatest threat to the future of our country is what is happening at present in our schools. Too much is at stake for us not to pull together for the cause of our children.
This was a quiet, do-it-yourself ceremony: eight reporters and editors hunched over laptops in the Newark Public Library, launching two websites designed to bring cutting-edge, digital local journalism to Newark.