The Contrarian: Keep Jersey Strong, Not Just A WoW Slogan

The education budget in New Jersey is as austere as the sincerity of innovation the budget is treated with. If necessity is the mother of invention, the very real need to come up with an education system that run efficiently without a comfortable amount of monetary lubricant is being overlooked …

by   |  01/10/2012  |  Comments Off on The Contrarian: Keep Jersey Strong, Not Just A WoW Slogan

The Contrarian: Math Rocks

In 2012, the American protesters’ rally cry might have a bit of a different ring than it did in its incendiary first year. “We are the 94%” is unlikely to be a PR firebrand, but for the sake of respecting the online research capabilities of our Zuccotti Park brethren, let’s …

by   |  01/03/2012  |  Comments Off on The Contrarian: Math Rocks

The Contrarian: Trump, Down In The Dumps

If Friday’s debate was to be the preliminary pre-gaming session for the political Banger-Rager of the year, it’s a good thing the party was cancelled.

Last week, Mr. Donald Trump opted out of his long-slated appointment as GOP moderator one dramatic day before what may very well now be the …

by   |  12/21/2011  |  Comments Off on The Contrarian: Trump, Down In The Dumps

The Contrarian: Living Lines, Limiting Liberty

I never thought I would say this, but Rick Perry might have a point. In his new campaign ad, dressed in a thoroughly ‘Merican looking hunting jacket against the backdrop of what looks like a golf course, Perry proudly proclaims, “I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a Christian, but …

by   |  12/13/2011  |  Comments Off on The Contrarian: Living Lines, Limiting Liberty

The Contrarian: Is It Cheating If It’s Right?

More students have been arrested in the in the Great Neck High School SAT/ACT cheating scandal, bringing the count up to at least 20 students caught paying someone off to take the tests for them. The amounts paid to the assumedly sharper, more equipped test taker(s) have been reported up …

by   |  12/06/2011  |  Comments (1)

The Contrarian: Diplomacy Drama

Pakistan has been receiving money and military provisions from the United States since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1947, the year that Pakistan (and India) gained independence as sovereign nation separate from the British Commonwealth. It makes sense that we could jump on that; the U.S. once gained their …

by   |  11/30/2011  |  Comments Off on The Contrarian: Diplomacy Drama

The Contrarian: Know Your Enemy

Last Thursday was the two-month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement and I was surprised to realize that I had no idea it had been that long. This “Day of Action,” organized and planned weeks prior to this, shall we say, commemorative gathering, called to attention nearly 1,000 people …

by   |  11/23/2011  |  Comments (1)

The Contrarian: If You Can’t Join ‘Em, Beat ‘Em

An analogy: Greece is to Europe what distressed American assets were to the U.S. in the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. In 2009, Greece was bailed out of a considerably dire debt (deepening over the course of a decade before the crash) by its wealthier neighbors. The rationale for …

by   |  11/09/2011  |  Comments Off on The Contrarian: If You Can’t Join ‘Em, Beat ‘Em

The Contrarian: An Education

When I was in high school, I applied to three four-year colleges, two private, one public, keeping in mind what sort of monetary clout I was working with and how that would effect my decision regarding what would be best for me in terms of my education and my ability …

by   |  11/01/2011  |  Comments (4)

The Contrarian: With Friends Like These…

Governor Chris Christie’s official endorsement of GOP candidate Mitt Romney evokes the image of a precocious schoolboy responding to the newly enacted anti-bullying legislation in NJ:

Standing up for one of his shier classmates with a grandiose display of support, the student defends the other for those aspects of their …

by   |  10/18/2011  |  Comments Off on The Contrarian: With Friends Like These…


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