I feel for the librarians in Santa Clarita, Calif., as their library system sells their jobs out from under them.
Ever since the November elections, the New Jersey middle class has been under attack from their newly-elected governor, Chris Christie.
Reading the news, one could be forgiven for believing the false notion that there is too little money in the state of New York.
What's happening to my neighborhood Bronx park is just a tiny part of the catastrophe that's in the works when it comes to the public places where working-class people relax, play and enjoy nature.
Recently I read with dismay an article by Mort Zuckerman, the editor of U.S. News & World Report, on the Huffingtonpost.com titled 'Breaking the Public Sector Unions' Stranglehold on State and Local Governments.' First, that's a whopper of a title, right? Secondly, the article has nothing at all to do with facts.
Full disclosure: I LOVE books. I love the way they look stacked on shelves and scattered on my bedside table.