Mike Kelly, USA TODAY

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Past articles by Mike:

Flight delays are unacceptable. Don't blame weather, it's the FAA who needs to step up.

East Coast airports were a mess leading up to the July 4th holiday weekend. An FAA report explains why there was so much chaos. → Read More

'I literally feel sick': NJ, NY 9/11 families rage at LIV-PGA merger

Money talks. And so does anger. This why the merger of LIV Golf and the PGA is outraging families tied to the 9/11 attacks. → Read More

Why Trump Nation voters ignored the lies of Fox News

Fox News, the common denominator for the American right, is in a mess over lies about the 2020 election. Why? Trump Nation was at stake. → Read More

After Michigan State, we have to ask why mass shootings are the new normal

America has endured more than 70 mass shootings already in 2023. Why don't we stop them? → Read More

Trump makes moves to return LIV — and 9/11 grief — to New Jersey

Is America ready for the return of LIV Golf — the Saudi-sponsored tournaments embraced by former President Donald Trump? → Read More

This NJ man still cannot forgive the terrorists who killed his father in 1975

Frank Connor was attending a business lunch at Fraunces Tavern when it was bombed in 1975. His family is still grieving his death — and seeking peace. → Read More

George Santos? Finally, America can agree: Congress is really broken

The story of George Santos is a tale of one man’s personal flaws. But it's also a window into the brokenness of American politics. → Read More

Estate of Capitol Officer Brian Sicknick files lawsuit against Donald Trump

The estate of Brian Sicknick, the U.S. Capitol Police officer who died following the Jan. 6, 2021 attack, filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump. → Read More

NY takes a step to solve homelessness. Is this a blueprint for the US?

Sadly, problems about homelessness were first raised half-a-century ago. But the problem festered. And the questions lingered without real answers. → Read More

President Biden: Our new health crisis is guns. It's time to act

President Biden: It's time to declare America's mass shooting syndrome a public health crisis. → Read More

I know a lot about Trump and 'news.' Can the media change how it covers him?

Can the American press corps change the way it covers Trump? It really should. → Read More

The final journey home: John J. Heffernan is laid to rest after 8 decades

How Heffernan came to be laid to rest in his family’s plot in Queens is a story of motherly perseverance and luck that took eight decades to unfold. → Read More

Can these 8 messages from NJ voters resonate with our political leaders?

Significant, nuanced messages emerged in Tuesday's election — often from the mouths of ordinary voters. Here are eight worth listening to. → Read More

On Election Day, this NJ town offers a political postcard of America

Nutley, New Jersey is squarely in the middle of the American political conversation — and its voters are frustrated by vitriol. → Read More

After the midterms, can America find common ground? Here's how it could

After the midterms, can America find common ground? Here's how a new Congress could help us move forward. → Read More

The Democrats are in trouble. The signs were there in plain sight

Control of Congress is up for grabs. But things do not look good for Democrats. No one should be surprised. → Read More

If an attack like 9/11 happened again, would America unite? Could we? — Mike Kelly

The Sept. 11 attacks prompted a sustained sense of American unity — for a time. Could we ever get that spirit back? → Read More

This NJ rap star's secret life finally caught up with him. Next, it's prison — Mike Kelly

Fetty Wap's rise and fall happened against the backdrop of his hometown — Paterson. → Read More

America's best confronted America's worst at Trump's LIV golf fest in NJ — Kelly

America's best confronted its worst last weekend as the U.S. killed Ayman al-Zawahiri while the LIV Golf tournament played out on a Trump course. → Read More

Trump, LIV Golf finally got Saudi connections to 9/11 attention — for now

The LIV Golf tournament at Trump National Golf Club — and President Trump himself — have finally drawn attention to Saudi connections to 9/11. → Read More