Essays

President Abraham Lincoln is said to have once remarked, “The philosophy of the classroom today will be the philosophy of government tomorrow”. Continue reading...

It’s time to take a different tack with violent mental illness By Seth Grossman, Political Columnist Our Declaration of Independence says that although “our Creator” endowed each of us with “certain unalienable rights” including “life” (the right not to be murdered), we need governments “to secure these rights.”   This idea is in the Bible, […]

‘Progressives’ took America backward By Seth Grossman, Political Columnist About 130 years ago, Professor Woodrow Wilson started teaching the new doctrine at PrincetonUniversity that started the “progressive” movement in the United States. Wilson taught that the basic principles of liberty in our Declaration of Independence and U.S. and state Constitutions were obsolete and unfair. He […]

Christie undermines Republican efforts to cut federal spending By Seth Grossman, Political Columnist   “Gov. Chris Christie’s approval rating has increased to the highest score ever measured for a New Jersey governor. According to a Quinnipiac University survey of registered voters released Tuesday, 72 percent approved of Christie’s job performance, up from 56 percent last […]

Taxing the 40 percent won’t solve our problems By Seth Grossman, Political Columnist Last week I visited friends in the prosperous Maryland suburbs just north of Washington, D.C. Driving from South Jersey to our nation’s capital reminded me of a movie scene where the two “tributes” from District 9 rode the train to the Capitol […]

Did you notice that those on the left only denounce billionaires Charles Koch and David Koch for spending their own money to advance the conservative political causes they believe in? They have no problem with “millionaires and billionaires” like George Soros and Jon Corzine who spend far more on progressive causes and candidates? Continue reading...

By Seth Grossman, Political Columnist ”Do you approve the “Building Our Future Bond Act”? This bond act authorizes the State to issue bonds in the aggregate principal amount of $750 million to provide matching grants to New Jersey’s colleges and universities. Money from the grants will be used to build, equip and expand higher education […]

Democrats and Republicans gave New Jersey its spiraling taxes By Seth Grossman, Political Columnist Last week, my fellow columnist Harry Hurley asked, “Why does New Jersey consistently elect Democrats?” In 1965, I was a sophomore at Atlantic City High School. At that time, New Jersey was the best state in the country to live and […]

Why America’s producers feel like suckers By Seth Grossman, Political Columnist “There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what… who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled […]

The miracle we call the Constitution By Seth Grossman, Political Columnist Monday, Sept. 17 was Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. It was also Constitution Day – the day 39 delegates from the original 13 states agreed on a new Constitution in 1787 Eleven years earlier, on July 4, 1776, 56 delegates from those 13 […]