The Daily Point
More than 5,000 housing units are empty, the result of a 40% decline in population since 1930. Some of them have been boarded up with plywood; a few are so old they’ve begun falling apart.
The question is who’s to blame? In the heat of the presidential campaign there are several voices blaming Donald Trump as his casinos ended up in bankruptcy.
Yesterday was a big day for Carlo Bellario. He’s a New Jersey actor/comedian who’s facing the possibility of a ten-year prison sentence for running afoul of Jersey’s gun laws. Of course, the charges involve a toy. Specifically, an airsoft gun that can be bought in just about any sporting goods store in Jersey. The law that has gotten Carlo in trouble is the Graves Act. It goes back to 1981 and was intended to set mandatory minimum sentences for crimes committed with a firearm. Later, the law was amended to include gang activity and today the interpretation from prosecutors includes the act of simple possession.
Western civilization is under attack. Islamic terrorism struck again early today with the massacre at the Brussels airport and metro station killing dozens of passengers and commuters.
As I said on the morning radio show, it’s clearly time to step up our security at our own airports throughout the US. The idea that the ticket counters and baggage claim areas are vulnerable leaves open the possibility of a similar attack in the US. On the positive side, law enforcement has been doing an outstanding job of keeping us safe. As of June 2015, American law enforcement has thwarted at least 69 Islamic terror plots since the attacks on September 11th.
President Obama heads to Cuba as the first U.S. President since Calvin Coolidge visited the Island in 1928. Unfortunately for the people of Cuba the nation has fallen very far from the independence, prosperity, peace and political freedom they enjoyed in the 1920’s.
Every Friday on my morning radio show on New Jersey 101.5 FM I dedicate time to honor the men and women in Law Enforcement. My goal is to offer a counter to what seems is a cultural norm of spreading fear and hatred about police officers. Many Hollywood elites and groups like Black Lives Matters have pushed a narrative about police brutality that really doesn’t add up when you look at the facts and the sheer number of times law enforcement interacts with the public. Bottom line is that although there are prosecutable incidents, for the most part cops are out there every day, standing up for the community, solving problems and taking criminals off the streets.
Only in New Jersey does the legislature strive to pass laws that do everything but address actual problems in the Garden State. Today’s #LawWeCanDoWithout comes in the form of a bill sponsored by a relatively obscure member of the New Jersey Legislature, Pamela Lampitt. Her plan is to fine pedestrians caught crossing the street using their cell phone…oh and possibly put them in jail. That’s right, sent to jail for using your cell phone while crossing the street.
We all know that the heroin epidemic is getting worse not better. Thousands of young people and families are destroyed by this devastating addiction. More than 700 people die from an overdose each year in New Jersey.
Earlier today I met with a young man who has first hand experience with the drug and the impact it has on people and their loved ones. His name is Daniel Regan and he’s 25 years old and sober for the past five years. His life was saved after six failed attempts in rehab when his mother Lynn chased him to California and found him in an abandoned hotel, homeless and hooked. Read the rest of this entry »
Love him or hate him, Donald Trump is having a significant impact on the presidential election. So far he’s the only candidate to show a broad appeal across party lines with undeclared voters and working class Americans. Even among Hispanics he’s outperforming other Republicans…evidenced by the election results in Nevada.
Seems that the more he’s attacked, the better he performs in polling. Today is a huge day with five primaries in FL, OH, MO, NC and IL. Predictions lean toward Trump winning at least three tonight, FL, NC and IL…toss up with Kasich having the edge in OH and Cruz running a strong enough second in MO to make it interesting…
I hate changing the clocks forward and back every year. Sure the iPhone and cable box resets itself, but how about the several large face clocks hanging in my house? They have to be taken off the wall, reset manually and then carefully placed back without scratching the wall paint. And for what? Supposedly saving energy? Great daylight in the evening? It’s time to throw off the shackles of a centuries old idea and stick with one time throughout the year. Read the rest of this entry »
U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman penned an op-ed on NJ.com under the guise protecting ‘religious liberty’, specifically protecting Islam from discrimintation. The article stems from workshops conducted through a directive from the Justice Department to focus on the possibility of discrimination toward the Islamic community. We’ve heard the terms ‘Islamophobia’ and the ‘hijacking of the religion of peace’ as the Obama administration and the forces of political correctness continue to ignore the in-your-face evidence of Islamist terrorism and dangers right here at home. Donald Trump has become the focal point with Fishman mentioning him during his conversation with Alex Zdan on Chasing News, stating that things are worse in recent months.