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From “The Swamps of Jersey.” Howard Newton explains corruption

From “The Swamps of Jersey.” Howard Newton, a former mayor of Ironton, N.J. explains corruption to reporter Jimmy Dawson: “It’s what we learned, Jimmy.”  The voice came from a smoky distance.  “What our grandfathers learned to survive.  They were all working … Continue reading

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Inside the political bell jar

They came and talked, the politicians did. Talked about all the important legislation they are working on in the state’s capitol, talked about all the important issues they are debating,  gently chided the other side for inaction, or proudly declared … Continue reading

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