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Hank Kalet
Works at Progressive Populist
Attended Fairleigh Dickinson University
Lived in South Brunswick, NJ
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Not in his backyard
Back when I was about 20, I can remember sitting in Annie's living room watching the No Nukes concert on cable. Her dad was watching it with us. Bob was a conservative sort, politically, a staunch Republican, a Reagan man -- my polar opposite on nearly ever...
Back when I was about 20, I can remember sitting in Annie's living room watching the No Nukes concert on cable. Her dad was watching it with us. Bob was a conservative sort, politically, a staunch Republican, a Reagan man -- ...
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Time to cut employers out of the healthcare loop
I alluded to this argument on Facebook yesterday, but Emily Divito does a more thorough job than I did . Her argument: that the Hobby Lobby challenge and decision were, to some degree, set in motion by the passage of the Affordable Care Act's short comings....
I alluded to this argument on Facebook yesterday, but Emily Divito does a more thorough job than I did. Her argument: that the Hobby Lobby challenge and decision were, to some degree, set in motion by the passage of the Affor...
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This about sums up how the Supreme Court views the world: Post by David Cay Johnston . Protest is fine when the rabble are the target, but not quite so fine when the men (and women) in robes are on the receiving end. Send me an e-mail .
This about sums up how the Supreme Court views the world: Post by David Cay Johnston. Protest is fine when the rabble are the target, but not quite so fine when the men (and women) in robes are on the receiving end. Sen...
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Losing count, but winning on marriage equality
A federal judge overturned Indiana's same-sex marriage ban yesterday , another in a tidal wave of decisions that show that momentum is on the side of equality. U.S. District Court Judge Richard L. Young ruled that there was little difference between a so-ca...
A federal judge overturned Indiana's same-sex marriage ban yesterday, another in a tidal wave of decisions that show that momentum is on the side of equality. U.S. District Court Judge Richard L. Young ruled that there was li...
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Now entering the game for the Sixers, Benjamin Franklin
Deadspin offers this report on the Sixers' decision not to use what it calls "Ballin' Ben Franklin" as an alternate logo -- based on this tweet: #Sixers source: Team will NOT use this logo. Was something they explored. MT @RealGM : #76ers ' new Ben Franklin...
Deadspin offers this report on the Sixers' decision not to use what it calls "Ballin' Ben Franklin" as an alternate logo -- based on this tweet: #Sixers source: Team will NOT use this logo. Was something they explored. MT @R...
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Anonymous sources and Esquire's Christie empty exclusive
I'm not sure what to make of the report in Esquire yesterday saying indictments of Gov. Chris Christie's allies are imminent, given that it is tied to a pair of unnamed sources. It certainly is titillating and, for critics of the governor, it offers another...
I'm not sure what to make of the report in Esquire yesterday saying indictments of Gov. Chris Christie's allies are imminent, given that it is tied to a pair of unnamed sources. It certainly is titillating and, for critics of...
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New piece at NJ Spotlight and a radio appearance
I am expected to be on WHYY radio tonight to discuss today's NJ Spotlight story , by yours truly, on the issues facing undocumented immigrant children in New Jersey. We'll be taping this afternoon. Wish me luck -- I'm surprisingly nervous. Send me an e-mail .
I am expected to be on WHYY radio tonight to discuss today's NJ Spotlight story, by yours truly, on the issues facing undocumented immigrant children in New Jersey. We'll be taping this afternoon. Wish me luck -- I'm surprisi...
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Too many strings attached
This is a fascinating story on a study in Mexico that offers some evidence that distributing cash, rather than vouchers or food, does a better job of assisting the poor. As the story makes clear, this is just one story and one study and drawing broad conclu...
This is a fascinating story on a study in Mexico that offers some evidence that distributing cash, rather than vouchers or food, does a better job of assisting the poor. As the story makes clear, this is just one story and on...
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The man on the grate
This is a sad story -- and far more typical than care to admit: Melvin Jenkins was a diesel mechanic who badly injured himself on the job, found himself in thrall to drugs and living on the streets. He died earlier this month at age 58 of a heart attack aft...
This is a sad story -- and far more typical than care to admit: Melvin Jenkins was a diesel mechanic who badly injured himself on the job, found himself in thrall to drugs and living on the streets. He died earlier this month...
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Two stories up at NJ Spotlight
Two new pieces at NJ Spotlight -- one on Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson's decision not to grant an injunction against a state move to withhold its pension payments as part of a budget-balancing measure and a profile, posted yesterday, on Bryan Miller of...
Two new pieces at NJ Spotlight -- one on Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson's decision not to grant an injunction against a state move to withhold its pension payments as part of a budget-balancing measure and a profile, post...
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Here is something I posted to Facebook in response to one of those memes making the rounds. This one is about voting. Post by Hank Kalet . Sorry to those who saw this on my Facebook page already. Send me an e-mail .
Here is something I posted to Facebook in response to one of those memes making the rounds. This one is about voting. Post by Hank Kalet. Sorry to those who saw this on my Facebook page already.Send me an e-mail.
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Poet, freelance writer, professor of writing
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  • Progressive Populist
    Columnist, 1997 - present
    I write a twice-monthly column on politics and policy.
  • Rutgers University
    Part-time lecturer, 2013 - present
    I teach news writing for the School of Communications & Information.
  • NJ Spotlight
    Economic Correspondent, 2012 - present
    I am a freelance writer who covers issues of economic need and politics.
  • Middlesex County College
    Adjunct Professor, 2009 - present
    I teach composition and rhetoric.
  • Patch
    Regional Editor, 2010 - 2012
    I launched and oversaw six local websites.
  • Princeton Packet
    Managing Editor, 1990 - 2010
  • The Progressive Magazine
    Correspondent, 1997 - 2013
    Correspondent and occasional op-ed writer.
  • The Princeton Packet
    Editor, 1990 - 2010
    I was a reporter, news editor, managing editor, web editor, editorial writer and columnist and member of the editorial board.
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South Brunswick, NJ - New Brunswick, NJ - Princeton, NJ - State College, Pa. - New York, NY
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Poet, journalist, blogger, political columnist, professor of journalism and writing. I live with my wife, Annie, and my dogs in Central Jersey.
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My chapbook, Certainties and Uncertainties, is out from Finishing Line Press.
Education
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
    Master's in Creative Writing, 2010 - 2013
  • Rutgers University
    Bachelor's in English, 1986 - 1988
  • Middlesex County College
    1985 - 1986
  • Pennsylvania State University
    Liberal Arts, 1980 - 1982
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