Now that the Supreme Court has once again upheld the legal foundations of the Affordable Care Act, and the proper celebrating and hand-wringing has had its day, it's time to reveal the real winner of that program. America's bill collectors.
While our fellow New Jersey residents continue to suffer, Governor Christie has spent more than 200 days of the last year out of New Jersey campaigning for a job that he will not get, while ignoring the job that the people elected him to do.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is the latest Republican to announce he is running for president. He joins an already overcrowded field of candidates seeking their party's nomination. But Christie stands out because an overwhelming majority of his own state's registered voters disapproves of his performance in office.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.
Verizon harmed America's East Coast; not just in one or two states, but from Massachusetts down through Virginia. After reading a number of Verizon's state summaries of how great the company is and how well they have been serving each state, I noticed a pattern.
Spoiler Alert: Dad really did know best. With Father's Day approaching, I have tried to pinpoint the most important things my father ever taught me.
The Borgata's Event Center in Atlantic City was of course the perfect venue for Lana Del Rey, whose dreamy casino queen aesthetic painted the place with a kitschy, vice-riddled glow.
Verizon's media department should really read their own CEO's statements before they open their mouths in the press. CEO Lowell McAdam and other senior management have said over and over that the company is "shutting off the copper" to force customers onto Verizon's inferior and expensive wireless services. Yet Verizon is denying that they have such a plan.
100% of phone customers paid for networks most will never get.
The deal -- If the State granted higher profits (read rate increases on phone customers) and gave tax breaks, this extra money would be used to pay for constructing these new networks over the next 20+ years.
I have yet to explore every mile of this fun, and often underestimated coastline, but am looking forward to another season to do so. In the meantime, put aside any stereotypes you may have about my new home state, and head on over to The Shore.
In a dramatic week for world football, Sepp Blatter, the President of FIFA, gave himself a red card and announced his resignation, and Chris Christie declared his goal of replacing him. At a hastily arranged news conference in a Dunkin Donuts, Governor Christie weighed in.
It was June 2013, and I had just published a major expose in The Star-Ledger about how one of New Jersey's most politically connected engineering firms parlayed secret -- and illegal -- campaign donations into millions of dollars in government contracts.
It was the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend and I was driving to the beach. As I neared the bridge, my eyes unconsciously ticked down to the time. As I closed in on my destination, I always checked the clock because the bridge opened every half hour for boats to pass and no one ever wanted to "catch" the bridge.
A DeSmog investigation has uncovered the identity of a land agent and the contract company he works with that allegedly offered to buy an Iowa farmer the services of two teenage sex workers in exchange for access to his land to build the controversial proposed Dakota Access pipeline.
I don't pretend to have known John Nash. Once upon a time, though, when I was a graduate student in the English Department at Princeton University, I often saw him in a somewhat unlikely place.