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Obama Unilaterally Rewrites Law, Imposes Transgender Policy on Nation’s Schools

First published here on May 15, 2016 Ryan T. Anderson / @ryantand / May 13, 2016 All across America, parents, teachers and local school districts have been having conversations about how best to accommodate the privacy and safety concerns of transgender students while also addressing the privacy and safety concerns of other students. Solutions were found, such as the creation of new single-occupancy restrooms and changing facilities for transgender students while retaining girls’ and boys’ rooms for biological girls and boys. But activists attacked these commonsense compromise policies as “transphobic.” And now the Obama administration has said that a 1972 law settles all of these issues: Students are to be treated the same based on their “gender identity,” regardless of their sex. Obama’s departments of Justice and Education declared that “both federal agencies treat a student’s gender identity as the student’s sex for purposes of enforcing Title IX.” >>> For... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Media Bias Evident This Red Wave, Especially In Coverage & Polling of Senate Races

By Marc Ang The media’s double standard with regards to what races are competitive is especially glaring, when it comes to the marquis Senate races in Arizona, Georgia and Pennsylvania and the lack of coverage of other potentially competitive races in New Hampshire or even Washington. Only RealClearPolitics has taken historical and consistent polling errors and integrated it into their model for analysis. Prognosticators like Cook remain Democrat biased and this is proven in their consistent misses in past cycles, with Nate Silver’s 538 among the worst offenders. RCP’s projections are therefore much more to the right of the others currently projecting a 29 seat gain in the House and +3 in the Senate for Republicans. It took a few cycles to get to this refined model for RCP. However, multiple cycles from 2016, 2018 and 2020 consistently underestimated Republican turnout, and this spurred the next logical step: assess the... Read more →


LETTERS TO THE ED: Are You Finally Ready for Change?

Voters of Gloucester City, are you finally ready for change? Are you tired of failed redevelopment projects on the riverfront and elsewhere? Are you tired of ever-rising taxes and rampant cronyism? Do you want a fresh start for our beloved Gloucester City? You can take a major step in a new direction by electing Republicans Fanning, Muller, and Kates for Gloucester City Council At-Large! Whether you vote by mail, take advantage of early in-person voting or vote the traditional way on Election Day, November 8th the best thing you can do for your community and yourselves is to vote for change now by voting for Fanning Muller and Kates. CNBNews graphic file While you are contemplating a change in Gloucester City, why not also vote for change at the national level and retire ‘Dirty Don’ Norcross from the house? A vote for Claire Gustafson for Congress is our best hope... Read more →


CNBNews Point of View: What Would Those Running For Gloucester City Council Do?

Looking at the parking problems near the Middle School mentioned by Mr. Eberle and the derelict vehicles parked throughout the west side of Gloucester City, the question is why those running our City allow these problems to exist. City ordinances were passed in the 1960s designating the police and later the Housing Authority, to enforce that legislation. But in most cases nothing is done. Unless you complain loud enough, then and only then will action be taken. Earlier this year, we pointed out similar vehicles violating the city statutes parked on Little Ridgeway Street. Thankfully after that problem was made public the issue was resolved. The 30-plus police officers and the six Housing officers can't tell us they don't see the violations as they are in plain view. Likewise, the seven incumbent members of the City Council can't use that excuse either. It would be nice to know what the... Read more →


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: The Ongoing Parking Problems by the Middle School and throughout the West Side of Gcity

Corner of Market and Joy Streets (photo provided) DEAR EDITOR Attached are photos of the ongoing parking problems (parked on the corner and in both crosswalks) at the intersection of Market and Joy Sts., which is across the street from the Middle School. We have a privilege problem with people who believe they are entitled to convenient parking while ignoring public safety. Public safety is a fundamental right, and driving and everything associated with it is a privilege. As I leave for work in the morning, I drive by cars parked on the corners or in crosswalks or blocking fire hydrants. How many accidents occur at intersections where a driver's view was obstructed due to illegally parked vehicles? We don't know since the police or fire call reports are no longer released to the news media for publication. Permit parking is not enforced (photo provided) Ironically, I was pulled over... Read more →


Glassboro-Camden Line Presentation Oct. 13 at 7 PM

Join us in Wenonah on Thursday evening, October 13 The Glassboro-Camden Line will significantly impact transportation in South Jersey. The new commuter rail line will benefit thousands of commuters while strengthening communities, creating jobs, bolstering economies, and promoting economic development. Join GCL Project Team members for an informational and Q&A session on October 13 in Wenonah, NJ. When: Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 7 p.m. Where: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 11 N Monroe Ave, Wenonah, NJ 08090 [Directions] The Glassboro-Camden Line improves transit service along the Glassboro to Camden corridor, focusing on increasing mobility and improving links between established communities, jobs, and activity centers. Learn more... Safety is paramount to all aspects of the Glassboro-Camden Line project. The project involves upgrading the corridor's safety at the crossings and along the right-of-way. Pedestrian and bicycle walkways and crossings would be installed at rail crossings. Safety and security measures will continue to... Read more →


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: HALLOWEEN “HAUNTED HOUSE” IS OFFENSIVE

The Bridge Eco Village, located inside a former Catholic school in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is a development company that services disadvantaged people. Together with Rotten Concepts, a design company that specializes in haunted fare, the two entities are currently holding an event that attracted the attention of the Catholic League. Here is Bill Donohue’s response. September 29, 2022 Gary Gilliam The Bridge Eco Village thebridgehbg@gmail.com Dennis Miller Rotten Concepts rchauntdesigns@gmail.com Dear Sirs: The idea of using a former Catholic school as the site for a Halloween “haunted house”—what is happening at the former Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg—seems bizarre, to say the least. But it is more than strange for “The Unholy Schoolhouse” to feature “demonic nuns and damned teachers,” instructing visitors that they will be “risking not only your life but your faith and your very souls.” And according to Dennis Miller, “It’s going to be creepy nuns, creepy... Read more →


CNBNews Guest Opinion: Meet The New White Supremacists

By Catholic League president Bill Donohue Blacks need not fear right-wing white supremacists—there are too few of these crazies to matter—but they need to fear well-educated white liberals. They have become the real white supremacists. CNBNews Guest Opinion If we define white supremacists as white persons who believe in the inherent inferiority of blacks, members of the Klan come to mind. But white liberals should also come to mind. That is because they don't believe blacks have the ability to raise themselves up by themselves. White liberals have given up on equal opportunity. This explains why they are constantly dreaming up ways to mandate equality. In short, they have given up on blacks. On June 1, the California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans issued its Interim Report. It is the most comprehensive summary of liberal white supremacy available. Here are some of their proposals.... Read more →


The Story Behind The Story: COVID Giveaways

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist Did you know the original purpose of the Secret Service Agency was to protect our money supply? The agency was started by Abraham Lincoln who apparently never thought a well-trained and well-armed security force to protect the President was a necessity. Move forward 157 years and most people think the Secret Service Agency's purpose as only protecting the government officials. But the "Feds" are very much still in the money business. CBS News ran an article on Friday, August 26, 2022, interviewing the agent-in-charge of getting back the COVID small-business funds sent to "idle" or fake businesses. I was happy with what I got from the legitimate COVID stimulus money, veryhappy. But not everyone was. They filed for "idle" businesses. Back between 1985 and 1995 I owned a small bus company. Today, it is still listed with the NJ Secretary of State, but I haven't... Read more →


CNBNews Guest Opinion: Amazon’s Robot Workforce Could Doom The American Worker

By Jason Boyce The year is 2030. Most humans have been replaced by machines in U.S. warehouses and factories. Millions of Americans are out of work and struggling to find jobs as robots pack, sort, ship, and carry out the myriad duties that just ten years ago were the purview of living, breathing workers. There are little job prospects in sight for these workers as automation has completely taken over numerous industries. As fictitious as this sounds, it is not a scene out of a science-fiction novel, but instead a scenario that could occur in the very near future. Take, for example, Amazon’s recent launch of Proteus — the company’s first fully autonomous mobile robot. This should signal that much of the company’s workforce faces extinction by automation in the coming years. CNBNews graphic file Despite the inevitability that all industries will adopt some type of automation to improve productivity... Read more →


Is Amtrak Being Use for Illegal Immigrants to Cross Border

CNBNews graphic file By Casey Harper | The Center Square Aug 17, 2022 (The Center Square) – Lawmakers sent a letter to Amtrak Wednesday requesting a briefing as well as all documents related to how taxpayer subsidized Amtrak may be used to transfer illegal immigrants across the border. The Republicans on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee signed the letter, led by railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee Ranking Member Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark. “Due to the dysfunctional border policies of the Biden Administration, the United States Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) recorded an unprecedented number of border encounters in the last few years,” the letter said. “To date, this fiscal year has seen over 1.7 million encounters at the border, over 600,000 more than last year at this time, and roughly 1.4 million more than in the last year of the previous Administration. We are concerned about the impact... Read more →


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:

Upcoming Nicholson Road Shutdown will also Shutdown Gloucester City's Economy

SHOWN ABOVE, Nicholson Road, heading east into Gloucester City, NJ. Due to construction work on the freeway Nicholson Road, a significant thorofare for traffic in and out of Gloucester City will be closed soon. One of the other major roads for traffic is nearby Klemm Avenue which is also closed for several years due to the same freeway work. The sign reads ON OR ABOUT AUGUST 22, 2022. THIS ROAD IS TO BE CLOSED FOR REPAIR. PLAN ALTERNATE ROUTE. (CNBNews photo credit) Gloucester City has only six entrance roads. For several years Klemm Avenue has been shut down for the same freeway repairs. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Nicholson Road is a vital artery. The upcoming work on that significant thruway could have waited until the work completion of Klemm Avenue. Related: Klemm Avenue I-76 Overpass Work To Begin; Repairs Will Close A Major Gloucester City Highway We do not know... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: Massachusetts Medical Society Condemns Attacks Against Boston Children's Hospital

“The Massachusetts Medical Society and its 25,000 physician and student members condemn the attacks against Boston Children’s Hospital and its pediatric transgender health program. “The Medical Society decries all acts of bigotry, including aggression and threats aimed at patients and families seeking evidence-based, medically appropriate and necessary care and the health care workers who strive to deliver care in a safe and inclusive setting. Actions that disrupt access to health care are dangerous, unacceptable, and reprehensible. “These unjust and hateful threats not only contradict the Medical Society’s assertion that health care is a basic human right, but also reflect the harmful effects of the creation and dissemination of misinformation. “The Medical Society has unwavering organizational policy that states that race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status, age, financial status, and health condition should not be barriers to appropriate health care for any human being. “We stand with the patients, families,... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Increase in Anti-Catholic Incidents

BILL DONAHUE I The Catholic League The recent flurry of anti-Catholic incidents at home and abroad is a disturbing reminder of how deeply entrenched this genre of bigotry is. The incidents are not in any way a coordinated attack, though some commonalities are evident, the most obvious being that they are all driven by left-wing players. It was reported in Canada last week that there has been a huge increase in anti-Catholic hate crimes: between 2020 and 2021, they shot up by 260 percent. Churches have been burned to the ground, stained-glass windows have been smashed and acts of desecration have taken place. Some of this is a reaction to news reports alleging the discovery of "mass graves" of Indigenous children on Catholic grounds. Those stories have been proven to be totally false—not a single corpse has been found in these "mass graves." But the damage that these lies have... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: Rep. Norcross Supports Marriage Act

When the Supreme Court overturned Roe and took away the freedom for millions of Americans to make their own decisions about their body, they opened the door to revoking other freedoms, like the right to same-sex marriage. Last week, House Democrats responded by passing legislation, the Respect for Marriage Act, to enshrine the right to marry who you love into federal law. During the bill’s consideration, I went to the House floor to share a personal story and implore my colleagues to vote for the bill. Here are my remarks: CLICK TO WATCH MY SPEECH ON THE HOUSE FLOOR This is personal for me. That’s the point. My family grew in love and joy because our laws allowed my daughter, Corey, and her partner, Hedya, to start a family together. I could not be happier for them and am so grateful they brought my grandson into this world. No one,... Read more →


NRA-ILA Opinion: Armed Good Guy Stops the Bad Guy

source NRA-ILA On July 19, 22-year-old Elisjsha Dicken was shopping with his girlfriend at the Greenwood Park Mall in Greenwood, Ind. when a gunman armed with a rifle opened fire in the food court. Upon witnessing the heinous crime, Dicken acted. The young man drew the Glock handgun he was concealed carrying and engaged the shooter as he gestured for others to flee. According to reports, Dicken initially confronted the shooter at a distance of 30-40 yards. Demonstrating significant marksmanship under pressure, the armed citizen neutralized the threat in just 15 seconds - landing 8 of 10 shots on the evildoer. Sadly, the criminal killed three people before Dicken dispatched him. However, Dickens unquestionably saved many innocents through his heroic actions. CNBNews graphic file Some initial reports indicated that Dicken was lawfully carrying a firearm in the mall due to Indiana’s new NRA-supported constitutional carry law, which went into effect... Read more →


CNBNews OPINION: Why Should Gloucester City Taxpayers Have to Complain About an Obvious Safety Issue?

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 20, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Since Gloucester City residents are paying some of the highest property taxes in New Jersey; you would think those residents would at least have working street lights. But that is not the case in this small city of two and half square miles. We received several complaints recently about street lights being out on side streets and major highways in the City. The people say they have reached out to Department Heads and received no satisfaction. They have also called PSE&G. Below are two of the complaints. Two street lights are out in front of Gorman manor carpenter square senior citizen place. A woman was hit there a few weeks back. I asked the police (at the scene of accident )to please report the street lights that were out for months, I called Gloucester City public works and a... Read more →


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Gloucester City & Bellmawr CITED; Good News; Big Change at Moorestown Mall; Nudity in NJ; CNBNews Opinion

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY and BELLMAWR AMONG 57 VIOLATING LAW--The NJ Office of the State Comptroller released a report last week regarding some municipalities' illegal use of sick leave. The Comptroller’s report stated that 95% of the 60 towns it surveyed were not following laws limiting sick leave payments. According to NJ1015.com the Comptroller said these communities were wasting taxpayer funds which add to higher property tax bills. Only three of those 60 complied with the 2007/2010 law. Many towns allow public workers to convert unused sick days into yearly bonuses. Some promised to make extensive payments years down the road, which is prohibited and can potentially increase a worker’s pay by hundreds of thousands of dollars. “The reform that was initiated in 2007 and expanded upon in 2010 appears, at least based on the 60 municipalities we looked at, to have failed more than succeeded,”... Read more →


CNBNews Comment Rules: No More Unsigned Remarks

We no longer accept comments with an anonymous name or a fictitious name. Your submitted remark must contain your full name, street address, phone number, and a working email address. Only your name will be published. The information we request is no different than what Facebook, Twitter, etc ask for. If you believe in what you wrote you should be willing to back up your statement. If a person is a regular contributor and only wants to use their first or last name with their comment we will allow that as long as we know the individual. I appreciate your support, William E. Cleary Sr. CNBNews Editor Read more →


Media Fails The Public Once Again

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor The Supreme Court ends its 2021-2022 term today. It also ends a particularly embarrassing time for the media. On June 24, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to overturn Roe v. Wade; it also ruled 6-3 to uphold the Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Astonishingly, many media outlets got the story wrong. The following media outlets incorrectly reported that the decision to overturn Roe was 6-3: Washington Post USA Today Yahoo Fox News New York Post New York Daily News Daily Caller Washington Free Beacon Forbes Fortune The Hill New York Magazine Atlanta Journal Constitution Pittsburgh Post Gazette Chicago Sun Times New York Times (headline was wrong but online news story was right) Seasoned journalists should have known from the leaked draft of the decision that it was going to be a 5-4 decision. They also should have known that Supreme Court... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: What's New in the Country

By Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor image courtesy of https://www.istockphoto.com/ (CNBNews)(July 1, 2022)--The past few weeks have been very active, if not confusing, concerning what has been in the news. A lot of people these days get their news online which is like reading the first paragraph of a book. There's a lot more behind the headlines. Let's take a look: 1. Disaster on the Border - Two days ago a semi was found in San Antonio, Texas. A city worker heard cries from inside. He found more than 60 illegal immigrants inside, most of them dead. There was no food, water or air conditioning. The driver and two other workers were eventually found and arrested while high on meth. There has been no further word. This would not have happened if the "stay in Mexico" policy were still in force. 2. Disaster in California - Two young Hispanic men... Read more →


Opinion: Jane's Revenge Promises A Night of Terror If Roe v Wade Is Overturned

The Honorable Merrick Garland CNBNews graphic file Attorney General U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, D.C. 20530-0001 Dear Attorney General Garland: As president of the nation's largest Catholic civil rights organization, I am requesting that you immediately deploy the full resources of the Department of Justice to apprehend and prosecute domestic terrorists who have recently attacked Catholic individuals, vandalized Catholic churches and torched Catholic-operated crisis pregnancy centers. We have witnessed a rash of vandalism against Catholic churches, fire bombings of crisis pregnancy centers (many of which are run by Catholics), Masses being interrupted, illegal protests outside the homes of Catholic Supreme Court Justices, and an attempted murder of one of the Catholic Justices. While there are several groups involved in these attacks, none is more dangerous than Jane's Revenge. Jane's Revenge is a domestic terrorist group, par excellence. Recently formed, it brags about blowing up crisis pregnancy centers.... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Gun Violence...Speaking Up About The Unspeakable

CNBNews graphic files By Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE, and Kevin M. O’Dowd, JD Mr. Pullin is president and CEO of Virtua Health. Mr. O’Dowd is co-president and CEO of Cooper University Health Care. The right to bear arms has existed since we became a nation. So, too, has the risk of violence that extensive gun ownership creates in our society. Unfortunately, recent mass shooting incidents, fueled by hatred or mental illness, have sparked a great deal of fear and confusion among Americans. As health care leaders, our concern centers on the treatment of those who are victims of senseless gun violence. And not just those who are shot, but the other victims as well. Health care providers must care for all victims – the ones who are traumatized because a loved one has been hurt or lost, the ones who were at the chaotic scene of the violence, or who... Read more →


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Please Don't Park Your Car On My Sidewalk

Must we be reminded of State Laws when it comes to our property? Shouldn’t it be a simple courtesy to respect our neighbor's property? Yes, I think so too. So I’m asking, please do not park your vehicle on my sidewalk. I don’t need the expense of repairing/replacing a water/sewer line connected to my home. Some vehicles that have parked on the sidewalk are PSEG trucks, police vehicles, delivery drivers aka UPS, Postoffice, Amazon, Mister Softee, rude neighbors and their out-of-town friends, Mr. Softee, and so on. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Really folks, please give me the respect I have continued to show you for the last 50 years. I have a better idea, how about the City of Gloucester put a sign up NO PARKING ON SIDEWALK. It would surely be appreciated. The Law says: Illegal parking in New Jersey Unless a police officer directs you to park, or... Read more →


Letter to the Editor: A Catholic, A Protestant, and A Muslin

The Muslim religion is the fastest-growing religion per capita in the United States, especially in the minority races. Last month I attended the training. During the training session, there was a presentation by three speakers representing the Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Muslim faiths, who each explained their beliefs. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR I was particularly interested in what the Islamic Imam had to say. The Muslim gave a great presentation of the basics of Islam, complete with a video. After the presentations, time was provided for questions and answers. When it was my turn, I directed my question to the Muslim and asked: 'Please, correct me if I'm wrong, but I understand that most Imams and clerics of Islam have declared a holy jihad [Holy war] against the infidels of the world and, that by killing an infidel, (which is a command to all Muslims) they are assured of a... Read more →


The Political Elite Is Going After Trump's Jugular Vein

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet WASHINGTON, DC (June 9, 2022)--For the entire four-year term of Trump's presidency, the Democrats and some Republicans never stopped slandering him or his family. Their numerous impeachments all failed. Although Trump has been out of office for 18 plus months the Political Elite are not through with him. Their latest scheme is to put him on trial during prime time television. Tonight's televised hearing by the Congressional House Select Democratic Committee is just one of a series of televised performances that will be presented by the committee leading up to the November midterm election according to Julie Kelly, a former political consultant and book author. (see her video interview below) Kelly claims that the Democrats are planning to indict Trump for insurrection in October a month before the midterm election. Former President Trump said today that several days before January 6 he, as president... Read more →


NRA-ILA OPINION: Gun Control is About Stripping Rights NOT Stopping Crime

Economics has a concept called “revealed preference.” The gist is that a person’s observed actions reveal more about their preferences than what a person might profess to prefer. As applied to anti-gun politicians, despite all the noise they might make about stopping the criminal misuse of guns, their actions reveal that their policies are designed to attack the rights of law-abiding Americans. Consider, anti-gun politicians ceaselessly propose new gun control laws they claim will stop criminal actors from misusing firearms. However, many of these same policymakers are indifferent to the woeful federal prosecution rates of those who misuse or try to obtain a firearm illegally under current law. In certain jurisdictions, these politicians have actively worked to undermine law enforcement officers and prosecutors’ ability to bring those who commit violence with firearms to justice and sufficiently incapacitate dangerous individuals. Therefore, the rational observer comes to understand that, as those who... Read more →


*Comment Restrictions: You Must Provide A Working Email Address/Name Will Be Published

Gloucestercitynews.net/CNBNewsnet comment rules, subject to change. We no longer accept comments with an anonymous name. No further comments will be published with just a first name or with a made up name. Your submitted remark must contain your full name and a working email address. If you believe in what you wrote you should be willing to back it up with your full name. We feel that people, who in the past were able to hide behind a computer screen, won’t be so embolden to viciously attack an opposing point of view now that their name is public. This should also improve the debate on a controversial topic. If we need further information we need to be able to contact you. In some cases we will ask for you to provide the source of your remarks. If we reach out and the email address is phony your remark will be... Read more →


OPINION: Third-Party Sellers On Amazon Need A Hand

By Jason Boyce While fast e-commerce growth has helped small entrepreneurs grow their businesses, these brands are seeing diminishing returns in a continually growing market. Mainly because a handful of Big Tech companies, like Amazon and Google, GUEST OPINION are consolidating their power and using it to create hurdles for online sellers. To lend support to the millions of merchants selling on online platforms and ensure a competitive marketplace where they can thrive, Congress and the FTC are beginning to show signs of reining in Big Tech. Enforcing existing law and passing modernized antitrust legislation this year is a must. It doesn't take an expert to see how massive Big Tech has grown in recent years and how tight its grip on the economy has become. While these companies were already budding Goliaths long before the pandemic, a greater reliance on technology boosted them. Amazon, for instance, saw a whopping... Read more →


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: The Healing Touch of Flowers

What has happened to the committee who decorates our city with flowers in the spring? Beautiful urns were purchased a few years back and they sit empty. There used to be beautiful hanging baskets on Monmouth St but I don’t see them any longer. I see other small communities, i.e. Westville with their urns/vessels decorated with beautiful spring flowers, but not Gloucester City. All I see is trash cans, sometimes empty, sometimes filled with trash, otherwise the trash is on the sidewalk or in the gutters. If I recall, flowers make us smile, make us happy, cheer us up when we’re down. Am I crazy, but isn’t everyone down right now after two years of masks and staying indoors? Please get those urns filled with flowers soon….oh, and by the way, next weekend is Memorial Day (used to be known as Decoration Day)….where are Gloucester’s decorations/flowers? Janet Bevan Gloucester City... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: A Busy Month for FACT

Another busy month has passed and I'd like to update you on some of our recent notable work. First, FACT filed a complaint against Congressman Kai Kahele of Hawaii. House ethics rules prohibit Representatives from taking official action when they have a conflict of interest. In this case, Rep. Kahele was employed by Hawaiian Airlines while simultaneously serving on a Congressional committee and co-sponsoring bills that directly affected his employer, Hawaiian Airlines. Making matters worse, these were bills that Hawaiian Airlines lobbied on, including one that provided tax credits to the airline industry. We sought an investigation into this apparent conflict of interest. You can read FACT's complaint here, as well as coverage by: Honolulu Civil Beat The Center Square The Washington Free Beacon Breitbart The Daily Mail The Daily Wire Patch UPDATE: Following FACT's complaint, it has been reported that Rep. Kai Kahele is now going to leave his... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Community Pride Begins At Home

by Robert S. Bevan GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 16, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Seventy percent of our life will be spent in our home, neighborhood, and community. The quality of life that we will experience will depend on how our life is affected y conditions in our own gloucestercitynews.net graphic file hometown. If we see litter on our streets, then we think we live in a dirty run-down town. If we see street people and druggies occupying our main streets, we see a depressed community. If we see new neighbors move on our block who take no pride in their property and feel they have no responsibility to maintain their property, we as a community and you as a resident are heading towards a dim future. Reflection of any community is only the reflection of the people who live within it. Standards must be set and they must be enforced. Respect your neighbor if... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: "Europe Is Getting Tough on Big Tech. When Will the US Do the Same?"

By Jason Boyce In March, the European Union (EU) took a significant step toward reining in Big Tech offenders with the Digital Markets Act. Targeting the gatekeepers of today’s digital economy, the law is a historic piece of legislation and is a critical next step in the broader fight to level the playing field. However, this watershed moment has failed to reach the US, which continues to fall short in protecting consumers and innovative small businesses from predatory tech companies. Congress must stop playing catch up with Europe and take a leadership role to protect its constituents. Courage and cooperation across the aisle are needed to strengthen the laws that protect the majority. Big tech, their lobbyists, and those seeking to fund their next election are far too cozy as mega-companies continue to exploit their dominance and suppress innovation. The lack of US action is embarrassing, as our friends across... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: The Left Is Deranged Over Roe v Wade Being Overturned

Statement: The KAIROS Company for Dr. James Dobson May 10, 2022 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR "Recently, the Left has become increasingly deranged over the potential of Roe v. Wade being overturned. From riotous mobs outside the homes of Supreme Court justices to pro-abortion activists defacing churches across the country in violation of federal law, to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) attempting to push through legislation codifying abortion on demand, the Left is showing their true colors. And they are as hideous as it gets."For the first time in three generations, the Court is poised to restore the right of self-government and return the grave issue of abortion to the people. Now, more than ever before, God-fearing and life-loving Americans must let their voices be heard. "First, we must demand that our President and all legislative leaders expressly condemn the outrageous and lawless attempts by mobs to coerce and threaten... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: Help for Unemployment Claims

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews TRENTON, NJ (April 27, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--In New Jersey the Democrats and Republicans are actually working together on the unemployment problem. They might as well hold up signs reading "election year, our friends and we want your vote." Many State Senators have formed a new committee to investigate the Department of Labor have said the same things. The residents they represent, every single one, complained that they never got through on the phone and no one ever called them back. They heard everyday "There is no one [at the Dept of Labor] to talk to. After weeks of being ignored the claimants would go to their state representatives for help. State Senator Michael Testa (R-CM) claims to have helped thousands and thousands of people and finally had to dedicate staff just to do the job of the Department of Labor. State Senator Joseph Langana (D-Paramas) agreed, saying his... Read more →


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Freedom & Equality for All, Starting in South Jersey 

Do you vote for people who refrain from rocking the boat? Does a politician who maintains the status quo appeal to you? Or would you prefer to elect someone with strong convictions and the drive to fight for them? If your answer is “yes”, New Jersey District 2 Congressional candidate Sean Pignatelli ( https://pignatelliforcongress.com ) deserves your vote. Some politicians’ convictions come from a desire to appease the majority, hoping to win votes, but Sean’s convictions are the result of his dedication to his family and a desire to give a voice to the silenced. Health is a basic human right One of the biggest problems in the United States today is the lack of affordable health care for everyone. No matter which side of the political aisle you stand on, you probably know at least a few people who have serious medical bills or debt, or who have foregone... Read more →


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Fight Back Against Big Tech

A few weeks ago I sent around an email advocating for our parents and condemning the NJEA and other radical agenda-driven groups for actively encouraging our children to question their gender. The idea that the LGBTQ+ political radicals are sexualizing our education system and preying on the minds of grade schoolers is outrageous and unacceptable. LIke you, I was just standing up for American parents. Well, just a few hours after sending out that email, Google “mysteriously” blocked my account. See for yourself: FIGHT BACK AGAINST CENSORSHIP Big Tech is trying to cancel us through active censorship. There’s no other way to say it. Unfortunately, this is not surprising. Big Tech has been conspiring with the radical Left to shut down dissenting voices and trying to silence us for years. To be honest, this is one of the reasons we started the Common Sense Club in the first place. Chip... Read more →


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: The Woke Left Trying To Corrupt And Confuse Your Children

Have you seen the latest attempt by the Woke Left to corrupt and confuse your children? During a Disney staff meeting, executive producer for Disney Television Animation Latoya Raveneau touted Disney’s efforts to feature LGBTQ storylines. She revealed that she was just “adding queerness” wherever she could, stating that “No one would stop me, and no one was trying to stop me.” This shows that Disney is complicit with the transgender cult being forced on school children by our government in Trenton and in the White House. It’s the worst kind of political bullying and it’s harming our kids. It is critical that we keep big corporations and woke political leaders OUT of our children's education. If you agree with me that we need to put parents FIRST, will you send a letter to the New Jersey legislature right now to let them know how you feel? → SEND A... Read more →


Letter to the Editor: Oscar "Inclusion Standards" Are Exclusionary

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided to institute "inclusion standards" governing eligibility for an Oscar, but not for all demographic categories: people of faith are not included. Below is Bill Donohue's letter to the president of the Academy. April 4, 2022 Mr. David Rubin CNBNewsnet graphic files President Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 8949 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211 Dear Mr. Rubin: In 2024, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will institute inclusion standards for Oscar eligibility. Those standards are based on race, ethnicity, sex, those disabilities, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Noticeably absent is any mention of religion. The 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex and national origin; sexual orientation and gender identity were later added. Civil rights laws were also extended at a later date to those with disabilities, as well... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Jon Stewart's Phony Tirade About Racism

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Jon Stewart's remarks about racism on his Apple TV + show: It seems everything about Jon Stewart is phony. His real name is Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz. He rails against "white privilege" yet he enjoys a net worth of at least $25 million. He hates white people who make racist comments about black people yet he is known to make racist cracks about blacks. He proclaims tolerance for everyone yet his serial hate speech directed at Catholics proves otherwise. Now he is libeling Andrew Sullivan, suggesting that the writer is a white racist. In a recent episode of "The Problem With Jon Stewart," the host featured a panel discussion on white racism, one of the most popular topics these days for white people who feel guilty about being white. Two of his guests, both white, agreed with him that... Read more →


New Law Would Grant a Property Tax Rebate for NJ Residents with a Military Service Connected Disability

TRENTON, NJ--(March 16, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Since 1899 the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans have advocated in Washington D.C and State Capitals to ensure the government’s obligation to care for those injured during war and to provide for the families of those who perished on the battlefield is honored and never forgotten. Today the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans are proud to announce the introduction of A-3604 and S-2285 which will grant a property tax rebate all veterans with a military service-connected disability based on their U.S. Veterans Administration rating. Qualified veteran homeowners and renters will be eligible for this benefit. We thank Senator Cryan along with Assembly Members Tucker, Jaffer, and Moriarty for their hard work with the VFW and DAV to draft this legislation which will also benefit our lower income and younger veterans who are transitioning from military to civilian life. “Currently,... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: The Left is Lying to You

Dear Fellow Patriot, A slew of Western businesses have exited the Russian economy since the invasion of Ukraine, citing "humanitarian reasons" yet continue to remain silent about the genocide happening in China. Visa and Mastercard are among the list of corporations who have suspended operations in Russia over the invasion of Ukraine. Visa stated the suspension is "effective immediately" citing the "unacceptable events" that have been witnessed. Additionally, Mastercard announced their decision to suspend services on Twitter noting the "unprecedented nature of the current conflict." As a result of Visa and Mastercard cutting ties with Russia, many Russian banks announced on Sunday that they would soon begin issuing cards using the Chinese UnionPay card operator's system combined with Russia's state owned Sberbank, pushing the two countries closer than ever. Apple announced they will no longer sell its products in Russia expressing solidarity with "all those who are suffering", meanwhile, the... Read more →


Father Joseph D. Wallace: Let one Church unite Ukraine, Russia 

Let one Church unite Ukraine, Russia By Father Joseph D. Wallace - March 3, 2022 The world is shocked and dismayed over the wonton and unprovoked military incursion by Russia into the sovereign and independent country of Ukraine. Religious and political leaders from throughout the world condemned the invasion. Pope Francis, in an unprecedented move, went so far as to go to the Russian embassy in Rome, as a Vatican spokesman described, “to convey his concern for the war.” On the surface, this statement may seem somewhat perfunctory, but it really belies the Russian myth that this is not a war, but as they insist, only a “special military operation.” Pope Francis even called upon all Christians throughout the world to fast and pray for peace on Ash Wednesday, saying, “I encourage believers in a special way to devote themselves intensely to prayer and fasting on that day. May the... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Let's Do Some "Trash Talkin"

updated By Robert S. Bevan photo credit R. S. B. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 3, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Drive through our community on recycling day. Paper, cardboard, and plastic bottles litter the gutters! 75% of all properties on the west side of Gloucester are rentals and are owned by out-of-town landlords. It’s a “Big Business”! The council should consider a law that landlords provide 50-gallon containers with attached lids for trash and recyclable items. This should be made mandatory in order to get a C of O (Certificate of Occupancy) to occupy these properties. Homeowners in town should consider getting these larger containers to properly prevent trash blowing all over town. The small recycling containers that we presently have come with separate tops/lids which do not work because the lids are thrown on the ground or the street and become damaged. The City could make these larger containers with attached lids available at... Read more →


OPINION: HOW DO CIVIL WARS HAPPEN?

By Dr. Jack Devere Minzey Two or more sides disagree on who runs the country. And they can't settle the question through elections because they don't even agree that elections are how you decide who's in charge. That's the basic issue here. Who decides who runs the country? When you hate each other but accept the election results, you have a country. When you stop accepting election results, you have a countdown to a civil war. The Mueller investigation was about removing President Trump from office and overturning the results of an election. We all know that. But it's not the first time they've done this. The first time a Republican president was elected this century, they said he didn't really win. The Supreme Court gave him the election. There's a pattern here. What do sure odds of the Democrats rejecting the next Republican president really mean? It means they... Read more →


Take Action and Tell the Governor to Expand High Quality Schools!

Charter School Community, As a member of the public charter school community, I am emailing you to take action on behalf of hundreds of families that will lose their schools next year if decisions are not reversed. Recently, NJDOE announced decisions on charter schools that will displace hundreds of families from the schools that they love. These schools are high-performing and serving students well which makes the decisions even more difficult to understand. As a member of the charter school community, please click here to send a pre-populated email to the Commissioner and the Governor asking them to reconsider and reverse their decisions to ensure that students can stay in the schools where they are excelling academically and the communities that they’ve been a part of, and thriving in, for years. As the Governor noted, we should support all schools that are top-performing regardless of school type. No child should... Read more →


An Estimated 600 Students A Day Are Absent

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: Why Am I Trashing GHS?

updated Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 20, 2022)(CNBNews)In the past weeks I have been bringing attention to the deficiencies of our school system. Most of the comments have been along the lines of surprise and in some cases, shock. I only got one negative comment and that was from a former GHS teacher. "Why are you trashing Gloucester? STOP IT!" How about "No as an answer?" Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files My goal is not to trash Gloucester City and the school district. Everything I have published has come from either the state's website or Gloucester City's School District's own website. If I have misquoted something, bring it to my attention and I will correct it. My goal is to bring to everyone's attention, especially the school's administration and city leaders that we are failing our students. If they are embarrassed, they should be. Millions upon millions of dollars... Read more →


Letter to the Editor: Being Censored by Big Tech

DES MOINES — Earlier this week, the Grassley Works campaign shared a Fox News article on Facebook regarding new allegations uncovered by the Durham investigation detailing more corruption by the 2016 Clinton campaign for president. That article referenced federal court filings alleging that the Clinton campaign colluded to exploit internet data on Trump Tower and the White House to fabricate phony links to Russia. The article also included analysis from a former congressional investigator who worked to expose the bogus Russian collusion story. “When I shared that news story with Iowans, Facebook promptly censored the article, labeling it ‘[f]alse information’ as judged by so-called ‘independent fact-checkers.’ Since when is sharing routine reporting about federal court documents considered cause for censoring an elected representative of the American people? “Social media censorship isn’t new. But the rules used to only pertain to obscene or threatening material. Now, woke Big Tech monopolists are... Read more →


United States v. Michael Sussman, Defendant;

Trump Was Right! The LEFT Was Spying On Him

WASHINGTON, DC (February 18, 2022)--Justice Department special counsel John Durham is rejecting allegations that he has sought to politicize the high- Connecticut's U.S. Attorney John Durham; photo released by U.S. Department of Justice profile prosecution of a Washington lawyer charged as part of his investigation into the FBI's Trump-Russia probe. "Defense counsel has presumed the Government's bad faith and asserts that the Special Counsel's Office intentionally sought to politicize this case, inflame media coverage, and taint the jury pool," Durham's filing stated. "That is simply not true," reported NPR today. Former Attorney General William Barr appointed Durham to investigate the origins of the FBI's Trump-Russia probe, during the Trump administration. Sussmann, a Washington attorney who worked at a firm with longstanding ties to the Democratic Party, has pleaded not guilty to a single false statements charge stemming from Durham's investigation, for allegedly lying to the FBI in a conversation ahead... Read more →


Opinion: Donohue on The Prayer Scare And Beyond

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on critical reactions to prayer and religious conversations: A half century ago, those who were not religious tended not to be anti-religious, so they had no impact on the faithful. That's changed. With almost three in ten Americans not adhering to any religion, there has been an increase in secular militancy, the likes of which we have never seen before in this country. CNBNews graphic file It's not just the increase in the "nones" that is troubling (those who answer "none" when asked what their religious affiliation is), it's the changing cultural milieu that is a problem. We can thank the ruling class –the elites who command our most important institutions—for this development. Their hostility to religion is so strong that they even object to people praying, or talking about religion, in public. A high school student from Plainwell,... Read more →