Sandy’s Anniversary: More homelessness to come?

Six months ago, Superstorm Sandy hit the east coast. As Sandy’s forceful winds blew and lifted waves in its path, entire neighbourhoods were torn apart as homes and lives blew away.

Since then, we’ve seen the best of government: New York and New Jersey’s respective governors, Andrew Cuomo (D) and Chris Christie (R)¬†working hand in hand with President Obama to survey the damage, form assessments and get the wheels turning to expedite aid to displaces families.… [Read more]

Ask Mrs. Vera: The NRA’s Reaction to the New York State Gun Control Legislation

Dear Mrs. Vera,

What do you think of the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) characterization of the brand new gun control legislation in New York State as “draconian?”

Dr. Dudley Damocles, Des Moines

Mrs. Vera Newman,San Francisco, California

Dear Dr. Doomoines,

Thank you for your etymologically adjectivalicious inquiry. I am assuming that this legislation refers to neither flame-throwers and fire breathing dragons, nor to Ann Coulter and whatever local Moat Builder’s Permits, Regulations and Statutes that may apply.… [Read more]

Chris Christie Gives Congress a Piece of His Mind.

New Jersey’s Republican Governor, Chris Christie, is angry. But that’s nothing new. Governor Christie has often expressed his anger at President Obama and Democrats.

But, now, since Hurricane Sandy devastated coastal areas of New Jersey at the end of this past October, Governor Christie has been angry at House Speaker John Boehner and, as he puts it, the majority party in the House of Representatives.… [Read more]