Make February an AMERICAN History Month!

By Seth Grossman, Political Columnist ??? February was once an American History month.?? We honored Abraham Lincoln before February 12 by learning about his life, and memorizing his speeches.?? We learned about George Washington before his birthday on February 22.? At that time, Black History Week, taught us about black leaders like Frederick Douglas, born …

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Which ‘America’s Treasure’ Should We Save?

The “world’s largest pipe organ” in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall (formerly?Convention Hall) was not played in the last six years.?? It needs $10 million of cleaning and repair work.? I heard that organ a lot? in my younger days, but I wouldn’t pay to hear it again.??? I also wouldn’t pay to hear a scratchy …

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Why ‘Affordable Housing’ Programs Don’t Work

By Seth Grossman, Political Columnist Published in Current Newspapers of Atlantic County on January 17, 2007. ? ???? ?We have all sorts of “affordable housing” programs in New Jersey.?? We have?”public housing authorities” that pay top dollar for houses and apartments that are?sold or rented out for a fraction of the cost.? (Federal and local …

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New Jersey’s Christmas Miracle of 1776

By Seth Grossman, Political Columnist ???? The cause of liberty in New Jersey seemed hopeless.?The government of?corrupt and self-serving officials was kept in power by?an army of hired soldiers and bureaucrats.? They constantly?raised taxes to pay their salaries, and imposed new rules and restrictions so they could reward their supporters with special favors, and burden?and …

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Firetrucks and Federalism

By Seth Grossman, Political Columnist (Published in Current Newspapers of Atlantic County on 28 June, 2006) Last January, Ventnor bought a new firetruck for $389,000.?? Federal?dollars paid 90% of the cost? through the “Homeland Security Assistance to Fire Fighters Grant Program”.?? Ventnor delayed the dedication ceremony until June 10, so Congressman Frank LoBiondo could?be publicly …

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Buying votes for the next election!

By Seth Grossman, Political Columnist (Reprinted from Current Newspapers of Atlantic County, 11/29/2006.) This year’s election is over.?? But politicians are already? buying votes for the next one.?? The Monday before Thanksgiving, Atlantic City Councilwoman Joyce Mollineaux (Democrat) handed out 900 “free” frozen turkeys to her Third Ward constituents.??? The previous week, Congressman Frank LoBiondo …

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Want to REALLY help the ex-Sands employees?

By Seth Grossman, Political Columnist Reprinted from Current Newspapers of Atlantic County, New Jersey, November 22, 2006 ?The Sands Casino Hotel closed in October,? and its 2,000 employees lost their jobs.? Since then, federal, state, and local? politicians have spent millions of our tax dollars to help them.?? Dozens of well paid federal, state, and …

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The Three NJ Ballot Questions — The Details and The Devil

There are three questions on the November 7? ballot in NJ.? A ‘Yes’ vote on any of them would make serious changes to our state constitution. ? ?? With a ‘Yes’ vote on Question #1 our state constitution would force all future state legislators to retain, and never repeal? half one the one percent sales …

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