By Phil Stilton
WASHINGTON-When telling a good story, often the story is good enough. Sometimes, the facts behind that story don’t match up to the story, but the strength of the story often overshadows the actual facts.
Such is the case in a story written in 1992 by a young Stanford University Student, Cory Booker.
Fast forward to 2018 and Cory Booker is now a United States Senator clamoring for truth and justice.
Back in 1992, young Booker was just experimenting in social justice.
“New Year’s Eve 1984 I will never forget. I was 15. As the ball dropped, I leaned over to hug a friend and she met me instead with an overwhelming kiss,” Booker reminisced about his sexual encounter eight years earlier.
Again, keep in mind, 1984 was only 8 years prior to his 1992 editorial. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 21st, 2018 | Author: admin | Filed under: Cory Booker, U.S. Senate, U.S. Supreme Court | Tags: brent kavanagh, christine blasey ford, Cory Booker, SCOTUS, Top Gun, U.S. Supreme Court | 3 Comments »
Originally published in The Stanford Daily Signal, February 19, 1992
Telling one’s own personal story is often the most powerful way to make a point, or, more importantly, to make people think. When grandiose statements entrenched in politically correct terminology are made, many may listen but few will hear.
When I hesitated in writing this column, I realized I was basking in hypocrisy. So instead I chose to write and risk.
New Year’s Eve 1984 I will never forget. I was 15. As the ball dropped, I leaned over to hug a friend and she met me instead with an overwhelming kiss.
As we fumbled upon the bed, I remember debating my next “move” as if it were a chess game. With the “Top Gun” slogan ringing in my head, I slowly reached for her breast. After having my hand pushed away once, I reached my “mark.” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 18th, 2018 | Author: admin | Filed under: Cory Booker, New Jersey, News, U.S. Supreme Court | Tags: brent kavanagh, christine blasey ford, Cory Booker, SCOTUS, U.S. Senate | 9 Comments »
Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31 is a game changer nationally and particularly in New Jersey where teachers and government workers pay checks are dinged significantly for union dues that ends up paying seven figure salaries to union executives and for political campaigns supporting politicians who do not deliver. (More on those lying politicians next week when the NJ School Funding Formula is finalized)
SCOTUS decided, 5-4, that public sector employees cannot be forced to pay union dues or fees that support union activity.
Posted: June 27th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: Americans For Prosperity, Erica Jedynak, Janus decision, Karen Harned, Monmouth County News, MyPayMySay, New Jersey, NFIB, Opt out, SCOTUS, U.S. Supreme Court | 2 Comments »
Read the rest of this entry »
The U.S. Supreme Court today issued a decision overturning the federal ban on sports betting outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Opinion in Murphy, Governor of New Jersey, et al v National Collegiate Athletic Association, et al , overturns the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992 and allows states to set their own rules for sport betting. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: May 14th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth Park, New Jersey | Tags: Monmouth County News, Monmouth Park, New Jersey, NJ Sports Betting, SCOTUS, Sports Betting, U.S. Supreme Court | 6 Comments »
TRENTON — A Wall Street rating agency called the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to hear an appeal on New Jersey’s pension contributions “credit positive” for the state. The Supreme Court late last month declined to review the case that pitted public labor unions against the Christie administration, which slashed billions of dollars in planned pension… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 11th, 2016 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Pensions | Tags: NJ Pension Crisis, NJ Pensions and Benefits, SCOTUS, U.S. Supreme Court | Comments Off on U.S. Supreme Court staying out of pension fight is good for N.J., Moody’s says
The death of Justice Antonin Scalia has already deepened the divide in American politics. Even when the president’s party controls the Senate, Supreme Court confirmations are difficult; just ask President George W. Bush about what happened with Harriet Miers. In the midst of an open-seat presidential election, and with the White House and Senate controlled by… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 16th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: U.S. Supreme Court | Tags: Antonin Scalia, Opinion, President Barack Obama, Sandra Day O'Connor, SCOTUS, U.S. Supreme Court | 1 Comment »
Justice Antonin Scalia’s death isn’t the first time a president has faced a Supreme Court vacancy during an election year. In June 1968, just weeks after Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, and days after Robert Kennedy was gunned down, Chief Justice Earl Warren submitted his resignation to President Lyndon Johnson. An appointee of President Dwight… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 14th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: SCOTUS | Tags: Antonin Scalia, LBJ, Lyndon Baines Johnson, SCOTUS, U.S. Supreme Court | 12 Comments »
President Barack Obama At least for the short term, New Jersey will not have to adopt tough new plans to curb emissions that contribute to global warming as ordered by the Obama administration. With the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision late Tuesday to temporarily block implementation of the Clean Power Plan, the state can hold off imposing… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 13th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Barack Obama, Global Warming, New Jersey | Tags: Clean Power Plan, Climate Change, EPA, President Barack Obama, SCOTUS | Comments Off on U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Obama’s Clean-Power Plan – States Get Temporary Stay
The Supreme Court halted the EPA’s major anti-global warming initiative late Tuesday evening, dealing a major blow to President Obama’s hopes of overseeing a green energy transition in his final year in office. The 5-4 decision by the court puts the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation on hold while a lower appeals court hears states’ challenge to… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 10th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Barack Obama, Climate Change | Tags: Climate Change, EPA, Obama, SCOTUS, Supreme Court | Comments Off on Obama carbon emissions rule halted by Supreme Court
The Supreme Court is poised to dent the political power of labor after conservative justices cast doubt Monday on public sector unions’ ability to collect fees even from workers who disagree with the union’s political or other demands. At stake are millions of labor dollars in “agency fees” that unions collect from teachers, police and other… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 12th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: SCOTUS, U.S. Supreme Court | Tags: Abood v Detroit Board of Ed, First Amendment, news, SCOTUS, U.S. Supreme Court, Union dues, unions | Comments Off on Supreme Court’s conservative justices cast doubt on labor union fees