“If we ever closed the door to new Americans, our leadership in the world would soon be lost.”
-President Ronald Reagan

If you had suggested to me that I would ever lead this column with a quote from Ronald Reagan to make a positive point, I would have told you…


In the bad old days, in Merrie Olde England and many other countries, those who could not pay their legally contracted debts were thrown into debtors’ prison, from which it was virtually impossible to escape since they had no chance to pay what they owed because, well, they were in…


As I look over the Atlantic on a picture perfect late summer day in southern Maine, I marvel at the crystal clear, azure sky, as cloudless as on that day 20 years ago in New York City that we would like to believe did not really happen, but was actually…


Despite the calendar giving us a late Labor Day and effectively an extra week of summer, the season once again seemed to pass by quicker than the second and a half it took the Taliban to overwhelm an Afghan army that the U.S. created over 20 years at a cost…


For those of us who have endured law school, one of the elemental concepts we learned in the first class on Contracts is that an agreement is only valid if there is “consideration.” That is, for it to be enforceable, each side must give something to the other. …


While I share a birthplace with a certain current President of the United States, I believe I have established my bona fides as a Jersey Guy through and through. And, despite the state’s reputation as a home for unsightly and malodorous oil refineries along the Turnpike, more than its share…


Is baseball in trouble? On the youth participatory level it has lost ground, as kids gravitate towards faster moving sports such as lacrosse and ice hockey, and the inner city has just about abandoned our national pastime, with more race-relatable and ubiquitous stars such as Michael Jordan and LeBron James…


When I was a kid, in the early 60s, we would take a break from our classes in my Catholic grammar school to gather around a 12 inch black and white TV to marvel at the latest Mercury space launch. The space race began with the 15 minute sub-orbital flight…


I have yet to hear of a kid who says that he or she wants to be an accountant when they grow up. However, in our increasingly complicated financial world, it is a necessary and respected profession, even if a bit mundane. …


There is no secret that Americans like excess. Lots of food, big cars and houses, and, most of all, more money. And that is true of their interest in sports as well. NFL games feature dozens of points, NBA teams typically score more than a hundred and there is nothing…

Greg Gnall

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