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History shows that attacks on civil liberties persist through the generations

History shows that attacks on civil liberties persist through the generations
BY DEBORAH JACOBS
COMMENTARY

In 1969, a group of African-American students in Burlington were suspended for wearing black gloves to school to protest discrimination in their school.

In 2009, Bridgeton High School officials refused to allow a student to express her beliefs against abortion by remaining silent for a day of school and wearing a red armband bearing the word "life."

In both cases, the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey stepped in to defend the students' rights to express themselves. The two cases, separated by decades, epitomize this statement by ACLU founder Roger Baldwin: "No fight for liberty ever stays won."

 

Chris Christie speaking out of both sides of his mouth

Chris Christie speaking out of both sides of his mouth
BY JOSH McMAHON
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

Gov. Chris Christie's cultivated image is that of a straight-talking Jersey guy. No bull, no spin, no hidden agenda, just what he thinks.

At least that's t...

Alan Steinberg to appear on ‘New Jersey Power and Politics’

Alan Steinberg to appear on ‘New Jersey Power and Politics’

News 12 will air show on Saturday and Sunday

NewJerseyNewsroom.com columnist Alan Steinberg will appear on "New Jersey Power and Politics" hosted by Laura Jones and Jim McQueeny (McQueeny is on vacatio...

Gulf oil spill exposes our loss of American ingenuity

Gulf oil spill exposes our loss of American ingenuity
BY KAREN BOROFF
COMMENTARY

Plug the damn hole! Months into the BP deep water rig explosion, Americans are still wondering why this thing can't be fixed. Let me put aside, although not because these ar...

Steve Adubato: Our elected officials are on the right track with N.J. property tax cap

Steve Adubato: Our elected officials are on the right track with N.J. property tax cap
BY STEVE ADUBATO
COMMENTARY

It's rare that you have the opportunity, as an opinion writer, to say something positive about elected officials. This is one of those cases. The job is far from over, but ...

N.J. property tax cap compromise was a defining moment for Gov. Christie

N.J. property tax cap compromise was a defining moment for Gov. Christie
BY CARL GOLDEN
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

Remember that unscripted moment in January when Chris Christie — Governor for all of 15 minutes — interrupted his inaugural address to summon Senate Presid...

Gov. Christie has forgotten his civics lessons

Gov. Christie has forgotten his civics lessons
BY GEORGE MOFFATT
COMMENTARY

What if the take-no-prisoners former U.S. attorney Chris Christie told his staff prosecutions will be based not just on the law, but also on cost-benefit analyses and whethe...

Iran: A train wreck in the making

Iran: A train wreck in the making
BY ROY NERSESIAN
COMMENTARY

Despite pleas from the more rationale of world leaders, the irrational elite in Iran, headed by Ahwishihadabrain is successfully staging a human events train wreck sufficient...

Christie should sign N.J. homebuyers tax credit bill

Christie should sign N.J. homebuyers tax credit bill
BY BRYAN JAEGER
COMMENTARY

The ongoing slump in the real estate market continues to plague the building materials industry in New Jersey. It was recently reported that pending sales of New Jersey homes ...

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