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This Year’s Voters May be Less Informed and Educated than Ever

This Year’s Voters May be Less Informed and Educated than Ever
BY RICHARD A. LEE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

Today’s political candidates campaign in a world in which news and information travels with unprecedented speed and arrives on smartphones that we carry in our pockets.

But modern technology has not produced a more informed and educated electorate. In fact, when New Jersey voters go to the polls on Nov. 5 to choose a candidate a governor, they may be less prepared to make that decision than they were four years ago.

Why?

For starters, the size of newsroom staffs at news outlets covering the state has decreased through buyouts, layoffs and other cutbacks. At the same time, the growth of the Internet has altered the manner in which news is gathered, reported and disseminated, placing new demands on depleted news staffs. Neither of these developments is unique to New Jersey, but our experience in the Garden State may provide a lesson for the rest of the nation. Because we are the most densely populated state in the country, public policy issues often emerge here first – and we are among the first to react and respond to them.

 

Just How Much Have We Shared The Wealth?

Just How Much Have We Shared The Wealth?
BY JOE SINAGRA
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION

Congress receives pay at 3.4 times more than the average American worker makes.

Congress receives the equivalent of $14,000 in paid time off . . . a...

The Property Tax Debate: It’s Time to Put Every Idea on the Table

The Property Tax Debate: It’s Time to Put Every Idea on the Table
BY STEVE ADUBATO, PhD
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

Property taxes in our state have been out of control for decades. There is no quick fix, no silver bullet that would turn the situation a...

Champion or Villain: Is Ted Cruz Next Year’s Hero?

Champion or Villain: Is Ted Cruz Next Year’s Hero?
BY MICHAEL BUSLER
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION

The government shutdown has temporarily ended and the government has re-opened, although that may be temporary too. The main reason for the shu...

Booker Takes N.J. Senate Seat .... but Christie is the Big Winner

Booker Takes N.J. Senate Seat .... but Christie is the Big Winner
BY MICHAEL HAYNE
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

New Jersey finally got the answer to its $25 million question: Christie squandered $25 million tax-payer dollars to make sure that Cory Booker...

My Obamacare Nightmare

My Obamacare Nightmare
BY SYNNOVE BAKKE
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION

I may be exempt from Obamacare.

So recently I reluctantly decided to check out Obamacare because I’m a law abiding citizen and worry that I’ll get...

Lonegan vs. Booker: The Home Stretch

Lonegan vs. Booker: The Home Stretch

 

 

 

See Minute with Murray Video below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKoBcsHwH1Y

The Shutdown in New Jersey

The Shutdown in New Jersey
BY RUSH HOLT
U.S. REPRESENTATIVE FROM N.J.'S 12TH DISTRICT
COMMENTARY

About 31,000 New Jerseyans work for the federal government. Many of these public servants have been furloughed; the remainder are co...

Forget the 17th Amendment: Why U.S. Senators Should not be Elected

Forget the 17th Amendment: Why U.S. Senators Should not be Elected
BY MURRAY SABRIN
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

After watching the first debate between Newark Mayor Cory Booker and former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan, it is crystal clear that Booker is an ...

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