Regional Opinion, Letters to the Editor

Letter: Democrats would be smart to back Warren for president

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, December 16, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

The Affordable Care Act, which created Obamacare, is in jeopardy. A simple inadvertent mistake – or was it intentional – looms ever large. This spring the Supreme Court will rule on whether the government has the authority to subsidize federal health care exchanges. The act states that only state exchanges may be subsidized.

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Letter: New thinking needed for Grand Juries

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, December 09, 2014 02:20 pm

To the editor:

In today’s environment it is possible that a prosecutor and a grand jury are no longer the answer on high level matters regarding issues with various police departments, the individual policemen and the defendant.

No matter how it is addressed, the defendant or the person who is brought before the Grand Jury has the issue of the prosecutor leaning toward law enforcement. It is only human nature for the prosecutor to lean on the side of law enforcement or to present a neutral case to the grand jury and let them make the decision (right or wrong).

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Letter: It is America’s duty to welcome Mexican immigrants

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Written by Opinion Monday, December 08, 2014 01:53 pm

To the editor:

In the mid-1800s the United States, led by President James K. Polk worshiping at the altar of Manifest Destiny and eager to acquire more slave-owning territory, virtually purloined today’s Southwest from Mexico. Our nation instigated a war, then defeated a less powerful neighbor.  

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Letter: Eliminate world slavery

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Written by Opinion Monday, December 08, 2014 10:50 am

To the editor:

I would like to suggest that President Obama try to use his influence to finally eliminate slavery in the world.

To date he has made only one speech on the subject. I would have thought that he would have put much more emphasis on this subject. It appears that there are more people in slavery now than ever before in history, about 27 million. Possibly this is because there are more people now than ever before.

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Letter: Move Convention Center back to the boardwalk

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, December 03, 2014 03:30 pm

To the editor:

In 1929 a convention hall was built more than a block from where I was born five years prior, for the purpose of keeping Atlantic City’s boardwalk merchants busy year round. So why was the Atlantic City Convention Center, which it is called now, moved to the rear of the city? Most of the visitors never get to see the boardwalk merchants and casinos. They just come and leave by nearest transportation – the train and bus stations close by.

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Letter: Bit music festivals would do more for AC than selling Bader Field

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, December 03, 2014 03:29 pm

To the editor:

I read that one of the new promotions for Atlantic City was going to focus on the nightclub industry. I've also been following the Bader Field situation and what officials can do to maximize its value.

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Letter: Historic Atlantic City theme park could be the answer

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, December 03, 2014 03:28 pm

To the editor:

Let’s re-create Atlantic City during its pre-casino heyday, when families dressed to the nines as they strolled along the boardwalk. We could build a large theme park resembling our fair city in the early to mid-20th century, partially enclosed by a retractable dome over the central shopping area for colder months, beginning at the inlet and extending toward midtown.

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LoBiondo, Booker seek help for workers affected by casino closures

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, December 03, 2014 03:27 pm

On Tuesday, Dec. 2, New Jersey members of Congress, led by U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, sent the following letter to U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez in support of New Jersey’s application for a National Emergency Grant to assist South Jersey residents affected by the recent casino closures:

Dear Secretary Perez:

We are writing in strong support of the Atlantic City Re-Employment Initiative, a National Emergency Grant proposal filed by the state of New Jersey on behalf of workers affected by the closures of the Revel, Showboat and Trump Plaza casinos in Atlantic City.

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Letter: Blocking offshore energy project will cost NJ jobs

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Written by Opinion Monday, December 01, 2014 03:08 pm

To the editor:

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities last week decided again to block a wind energy project off the coast of Atlantic City.

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Letter: Spare the turkey this Thanksgiving

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, November 25, 2014 03:16 pm

To the editor:

Next week, President Obama will pardon two turkeys to promote the turkey industry. Every one of us can exercise that same pardon power by choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance. It's a most fitting way to give thanks for our own life, health, and happiness.

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Letter: Government needs Democrats

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, November 19, 2014 08:58 pm

To the editor:

Here is a sampling of what may occur if the Democratic Party’s influence in government is severely weakened: Scientists concerned with mankind’s future existence will be treated to an increase in ridicule. Lakes will again produce fish that glow. The dark, sooty exhaust arising from industrial smokestacks will henceforth be portrayed as a harmless variation of pixie dust.

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Letter: Government should not make things worse for people who have health care

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 19, 2014 11:02 am

To the editor:

If a certain percent of the population does not have access to fast food, should the government take over the entire fast food industry? Should the government make sure that everyone has access to fast food?

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Letter: Democrats are responsible for their own poor image

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, November 19, 2014 10:56 am

To the editor:

Joe Wilkin's column in your Nov. 6 issue could be more off base. His premise is that Democrats' image have been tarnished because the Republican party shaped their image. As one without a stake in either party, I safely contend that Democrats tarnished their own image.

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Letter: Just give up, Democrats

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, November 19, 2014 10:55 am

To the editor:

My apologies to some really good people I like who happen to be Democrats.  This is going to offend you but it needs to be said.  Give up.  Your party only exists to give the illusion of providing a choice.  You like to see yourselves as the “Peoples’ Party” but you haven’t nominated a real populist for president since William Jennings Bryan.  You only win presidential elections when there’s an economic crisis or when Republicans turn stupid and manage to lose.  Do you really think Barack Obama would be president if John McCain and Mitt Romney hadn’t helped him by spending so much time running against themselves in the primaries?  The Democrats didn’t beat us.  Our own wing-nuts did that.

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Letter: Casino expansion would be heavy blow to South Jersey

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Written by Opinion Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

 

To the editor:

“Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder,” said President Kennedy in an observation that is pertinent to the current discussion about the future of gaming in New Jersey.

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Letter: Himley dared to push back against teachers union

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Written by Opinion Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I would like to thank Board of Education member Thor Himley for the hard work he has done for the taxpayers of Egg Harbor Township. I do not know the man personally, but I know from following the contract negotiations with teachers that he put it all on the line by daring to push back against a union that has in the past been given everything it wanted.

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