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El jueves en español ¿Oye como va? el 20 de octubre, 2016

El jueves en español – Tu boletín con noticias, opinión y análisis a través el mundo hispanohablante. Compártelo con tus amigos y cuéntales que se pueden leerlo en Blue Jersey cada jueves. (Some articles can be translated into English with...Read more

Bigly News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

After the debate, Trump and his family wandered the stage looking for his dignity. Apparently.  THE FINAL DEBATE “Bigly.” “I will look at it at the time.” – Trump on the ‘peaceful transition of power question,’ asked whether he will...Read more

News Roundup and Open Thread for Wednesday, October 19, 2016

BRIDGEGATE TRIAL On Monday the defense presented Bill Baroni, accused of among other things “conspiracy to obtain by fraud, knowingly convert and intentionally misapply property of an organization receiving federal funds.” He told us he was not a party to...Read more

Hate To Say We Told You So … Oh, No We Don’t!

Back when Chris Christie was considered a super hero — including being compared to Spider Man (not kidding!) — there was one place where he was massively unpopular: We laid out the facts about Christie’s time as US Attorney...Read more

Today is the last day to register to vote in the November election

Today – Oct. 18th – is the last day for New Jerseyans to register to vote in the November 8 election. Yes, I know you’re registered (you can confirm that with a link below). But maybe somebody you know isn’t....Read more

WEDNESDAY NIGHT – Final Clinton-Trump Debate Watch Parties

Donald, Hillary, Bill and Melania about 10 years ago at Trump’s wedding, when they were pals.  Tomorrow night is (blessedly) the last debate between one Donald J. Trump and Hillary R. Clinton. The last stand will be broadcast from Las...Read more

The NAACP Needed More Now Than Ever

NJ NAACP State Conference held their annual convention this past weekend in Cherry Hill.  Many remarkable speakers, including Dr. Marc Lamont Hill and Mr. Joe Madison (The Black Eagle), reminded those attending of the work past and present of the NAACP....Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, October 18, 2016

We’re proud to announce a new series that will appear on Blue Jersey every Monday morning, spearheaded by New Jersey Communities United with first person stories of families whose kids are in state-run districts. If you missed the first installment...Read more

Got Debate Watch Party? Crowdsourcing events for Clinton-Trump’s last stand in Vegas

Bill Clinton looked a little weirded out last debate when Trump seated Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones & 2 other Clinton accusers. Wednesday night is the last Clinton-Trump debate. We’re looking to list debate watch parties open to the public. Know...Read more

State-Run Kids: Families School the Education Reformers – Suleika’s Story

This is Part One of an ongoing storytelling series by NJ Communities United featuring parents, students and families in Newark & Camden. Look for them Monday mornings. The school districts in these cities have been stripped of local democratic control,...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Oct. 17, 2016

That’s a Jimmy Margulies cartoon.  Don’t pay me now. Pay me later. Fracking. Nuclear. Natural gas. Renewables. Short-term decisions we make no, profit-driven decisions made now leave a long-term cost for everybody who comes after us.  Gottheimer v. Garrett So, NJ...Read more

Don’t Pay Me Now. Pay Me Later

Suppose you are running a business selling widgets. These widgets are in high demand, and your income is based on the number of widgets you sell per month. But despite the demand for these widgets, they cause people who buy...Read m...

New Jersey’s Fifth District and the Road to 218

The New York Times this weekend published a list of 10 competitive House races this election cycle. One of the most notable ones – at least to the Blue Jersey fam — was in our very own 5th Congressional District....Read more

Election Season: “Money makes the world go round”

As the Cabaret song continues, “a mark, a yen, a buck, or a pound.” It’s no different in NJ. Other factors, of course, are important in elections, but following the money is one way to understand what is happening. Circle...Read mor...

Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for Oct. 15-16, 2016

NJ5 is the center of the white-hot universe Finally. At last. It’s about damn time. DCCC poll shows Gottheimer at 49%, Garrett 42%. And in the money race: Q3 fundraising has Gottheimer at almost $1.1 million, Garrett at $540k. And who’s...Read more

Governor Christie signs Transportation Trust Fund bill, but…

On a quiet Friday afternoon our government often issues releases announcing actions for which it does not want to attract attention. Normally an important bipartisan bill would be signed in a public ceremony with the Governor, the Assembly Speaker, the...Read more

NJ5 – From Leans Republican to Toss-up

On the heels of CD5’s Tea Party darling Rep. Scott Garrett landing on Roll Call’s “10 Most Vulnerable” list, more ratings-change bad news for Garrett: Sabato’s Crystal Ball shifting NJ5 from Leans Republican to Toss-up. Here’s what they say: While the...Read more

So what is the complaint against Christie and what might happen next

Bergen County Presiding Judge for Municipal Courts has ruled that there is “probable cause” to refer the complaint against Christie to a prosecutor, but “probable cause” is a low bar in comparison with the ultimate requirement to prove the charge...Read more

NJ7: “I’m Peter Jacob and I approved this message.”

Last night I made volunteer-to-volunteer calls for Peter Jacob for Congress at the Hunterdon Democratic HQ in Flemington with a bunch of my friends. I was really glad to see how many voters I called for him responded with  a...Read ...

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