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I've penned a lot of thank-yous in my career. This one may be my most important.  The Press & Journal has just finished one of the most comprehensive transformations in our 163-year history: the … more
Look on pages B4 and B5 of today’s Press & Journal. Take a look at the oldest business listed. 163 Years: The Press & Journal. We are proud of that number. But we don’t take it for granted. more
What a difference a month makes. Since President Donald Trump assumed office roughly a month ago, the dynamic of the presidency has changed in dramatic fashion. Under his predecessor, Barack Obama, the government ran at a seemingly ordinary pace, aided by a docile media corps who more or less supported the president’s liberal prerogatives. more
In Lewis Carroll’s classic wonderland tale, Alice famously asks the Cheshire Cat, “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want … more
It was encouraging that so many people came to Middletown Borough Council’s recent meeting to discuss the county’s study of police cooperation and regionalization. This … more
In March 2012, I made the decision to run for borough council. It was not an easy or quick decision; it was in fact a long and complicated process. I weighed the pros and cons, invited opinions and … more
You have to hand it to the nuclear industry for socializing costs and privatizing profits. Last year, lobbyists for operators of dirty, deadbeat old reactors won massive public subsidies — bailouts … more
The 2017-2018 budget process began with the governor’s budget address and has continued with hearings of the House and Senate Appropriations Committee. There are certainly no shortages of ideas on … more
You win some, you lose some, and then you really lose some.Donald Trump, the Manhattan real estate maven who escaped bankruptcy unscathed multiple times and improbably robbed the political elite of … more
Over the past eight years, the Obama presidency, the Democratic Party has gone into a descendancy. In just eight years, the Democrats lost the House, the Senate, the presidency and now almost … more
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