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Tax Scam Revolt News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Dec. 4, 2017

TODAY – Flash Protests Against the Trump Tax Scam – 11 am in locations across New Jersey  AROUND NJ The populist president screws the consumer, again (Star-Ledger editorial) Insider NJ posted a retrospective of 2017 Everyday news: Trump vs. Murphy –...Read more

Monday Protests against the trump Tax Scam

Action Together New Jersey, (ATNJ) a part of the 750,000-person-strong Action Together Network (ATN) has organized a series of protests against the trump tax scam at various offices of GOP congressmen. It’s not too late to put pressure on these...Read more

Everyday news: Trump vs. Murphy

Every day Americans and New Jerseyans are galvanized by Trump tweets, the Mueller investigations, and Trump administration bad behavior. However, we hear little from Phil Murphy. It’s time for him for take press conferences and let us know where he...Read more

Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for Dec. 2-3, 2017

REPUBLICAN TAX PLAN New York Times: It started as a tax cut, now it could change American life – from education to health care CNN Money: Here’s what’s in Senate tax bill, how it differs from the House bill Bob...Read more

A win for plutocrats as the Senate passes its “Tax Reform” bill

A dark night on Capitol Hill as the Senate passed its $1.5 trillion “trickle down” tax reform bill early Saturday morning after delays brought on by some 30 last-minute changes, some still in handwritten form. As Sen. Ron Wyden (D)...Read more

This is the care the GOP takes with our economy

Okay this is absurd. One page of the new #GOPTaxPlan is crossed out with an ex. Another page is just a line. Is that a crossout? Is this page part of the bill? WHY AM I ASKING THESE QUESTIONS HOURS...Read more

UPDATED. Senate Passes Republican tax bill

UPDATE 2:05am: They passed it.  Senate Republicans passed a $1.5 trillion tax bill early Saturday morning which amounts to a massive giveaway for corporate America and the wealthy at the expense of nearly everyone else.  Earlier tonight, Sen. Cory Booker,...Read more

ICYMI – NJ 11 Congressional Candidate Forum (Video)

NJ’s 11th congressional district is ground zero right now. The fiercest Democratic primary battle in the state so far was already underway this summer, a full year before Democrats in Morris, Essex, Passaic and Sussex counties make their choice who...Read more

World AIDS Day in NJ: Events, trends & services

Events are taking place today throughout New Jersey. Here is a list of event locations. There are three recent developments regarding this illness. NJ continues to offer many free services, although they are under threat from the Trump administration. Trump’s...Read more

Saturday, Dec. 9 – Half-day workshop for women interested in government appointments

We have this announcement from CAWP (Center for American Women and Politics) at Rutgers, the leading authority on the status of women in elected office and government service across the country – local, state and national – and the hosts...Read more

Mad, Mad News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, Dec. 1, 2017

Sports Illustrated honors Colin Kaepernick with its Muhammad Ali Legacy Award, for sportsmanship, leadership, using sports as a platform for changing the world – and for giving a damn about Philando Castile. Eric Garner?. Alton Sterling. Freddie Gray and so many...Read more

Democracy isn’t dead, not even in South Jersey

“I’m not going to assess his job performance. Certainly I wish he would tweet less. I think that it’s important that a congressperson works with any president when they are doing the right thing for their district.” – Jeff Van Drew...Read more

Menendez on Facebook Live shortly

FYI – The senator will be talking about the impact of the proposed Republican tax plan on the people of New Jersey. It’s scheduled to start any minute – at his Facebook page. Earlier today Sen. Cory Booker spoke on the...Read more

NJ Legislature: The lame ducks are quacking

Our Legislature is now busily quacking away in the lame duck session. All bills not passed by early January come to an end and have to be reintroduced after the new session begins on January 9. Bills passed in the...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

2018 CAME EARLY CD 11 Candidate Forum. Rodney was invited to speak, but didn’t show up. 6 people who want his job did McKeon publicly compares Frelinghuysen to his own congressman father, and it is not flattering. Both the 5 Dems...Read more

McKeon writes Frelinghuysen about Donald Trump’s bizarre statements to Native American WWII Code-Talkers

… And reminds Frelinghuysen that his father, Peter Frelinghuysen, Jr, spoke out against McCarthyism in 1954;  distancing himself from Senator Joseph McCarthy’s reckless persecutions at the height of his powers. A similar sharp criticism was made earlier this year, at one...Read more

New Jersey needs a State Fiber Artist. I recommend Amy Wilson.

New Jersey has a State shell, the Knobbed Whelk. A state animal, the Horse. State bird, Eastern Goldfinch. State bug, Honeybee. State butterfly, the Black Swallowtail (status tirelessly advocated for by my friend Jeannie Geremia). State fish, Brook  State tree, Northern...Read more

Cooper River Indivisibile: Grassroots Activism a Year Later

It’s been more than a year since the Trump election electrified progressives across the country, and nine months since the Cooper River Indivisible launched at the Collingswood Library to a crowd so large that many of us were forced to...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, November 29, 2017

MURPHY AND MORE MURPHY Three ideas for Murphy in addressing NJ’s property taxes. Sheila Oliver on how Phil Murphy will govern: “Intellectual.” “Analytical.” “A critical thinker”. How Murphy could upend Christie’s gun legacy. Murphy unveils his Transition Leadership Team. Murphy: Trump tax...Read more

Will Rodney Frelinghuysen show up? CD11 Congressional Candidate Forum is Wednesday. Here’s why you should care.

Rodney’s invited, and his Republican primary opponent is confirmed, along with all the major Democratic challengers. I expect Wednesday Congressional Candidate Forum in CD11 to be compelling stuff. But oh my, it would crackle if Rodney Frelinghuysen surprised literally everybody and walked in...Read more

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