Time to say so long to Rodney.
Career politician U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11) is in his 12th term representing a solidly Republican district comprising five Sussex County towns—Byram, Hopatcong, Ogdensburg, Stanhope and Sparta—and Morris County, which has the highest concentration of Republicans in the state. He has risen to the chairmanship of the House Appropriations Committee, arguably one of the most powerful offices in the nation.Read more
Despite campaign rhetoric about “draining the swamp,” it’s become clear that the current administration—from its Cabinet appointees to its replacement of research scientists with industry shills—is about government of the corporations, by the corporations and for the corporations.Read more
Assemblyman Parker Space (R-Sussex) perhaps unwittingly provided an opportunity for Democrats to explain the destruction caused by marijuana criminalization when he repeated an apocryphal anecdote painting the affluent university city of Boulder, Colorado, in an interview with the New Jersey Herald as “disgusting” since the legalization of marijuana in that state.Read more
Like a junior varsity football team that finally made a first down, giddy GOP members of Congress held a beer bash Thursday to celebrate House passage of a bill that gives hundreds of millions of tax breaks to the very wealthy and pharmaceutical companies while stripping low- and middle-income, elderly and/or non-healthy people of affordable access to health care, all without holding hearings or researching its effects. Passage in the House is the first step in enacting a new law, but doesn’t guarantee its passage, something you wouldn’t have guessed from watching the hilarity that ensured after Thursday’s vote.Read more