Blog Profile / Blue Jersey

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Blog Post Archive

News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Christie Christie leads poll of Iowa GOP voters... in 'unfavorable' rating. Christie vows to defund Planned Parenthood if elected president. Pro-Christie group launches TV ad in NH. In SC. And to Iowa. Temp-Nation: Christie administration has unprecedented number of 'acting' appointees. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, July 20, 2015

Scott Garrett needs to go After anti-gay controversy can Garrett be beaten? Jackson: Garrett's top donor backs 'gay marriage' appears at odd's with congressman's stance. Washingtonia Ledger editorial: Tracy Morgan is why we need this Booker bill. Show More Summary

Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for July 18-19, 2015

Christie Did Christie overstate gains in NJ Latino state jobs gains under his watch? Sly Fox: Network won't say which 2016 polls will decide if Christie can debate. FiveThirtyEight says Christie is in danger of not hitting the top 10. Show More Summary

QotD - #NN15 Edition

"Right now, Democrats are in a position to prevent bad things from happening rather than making good things happen." Congressman Hank Johnson at a forum on 10 years of the Roberts Court where today the Republicans control both houses of Congress and the Supreme Court.

Protests Dominate #NN15 Presidential Forum

I came to the presidential forum at Netroots Nation to hear Senator Bernie Sanders and Governor Martin O'Malley discuss the issues, and especially to learn what differences exist between these two liberal icons. I didn't get what I expected, but I was not disappointed. Show More Summary

Faces and Places from #NN15 Day 2

In addition to the rousing reception for Elizabeth Warren, there were dozens of other activities happening at the Phoenix Convention Center in Netroots Nation. Here are some snippets... "Demonstration without legislation ends up with...Show More Summary

"You don't get what you don't fight for" - #NN15 Day 2

If there's a rock star for the progressive movement, that person is undoubtedly Senator Elizabeth Warren. The senator was today's keynote speaker at the morning session at Netroots Nation here in Phoenix, and the crowd was not disappointed. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, July 17, 2015

'Uncooperative' property owners slowing down PennEast pipeline project Heh heh heh. Menendez Senator writes guest op-ed: Why I'm trouble by Iran nuclear deal. Education Settling into new job, Cerf must come to terms with opposition to 'One Newark'. Show More Summary

Netroots Nation - Day 1

Attending a Netroots Nation conference is akin to drinking from a fire hose. There's so much going on that it's difficult to absorb a lot of it. The last Netroots that I attended was in 2013 - a year that only New Jersey and Virginia had races that had some sort of national attention. Show More Summary

Christie in Camden on crime & drugs

In a campaign speech in Camden Chris Christie today touched upon such subjects as improving relationships between police forces and urban communities, increasing drug courts, and changing the bail system. His speech included the usual number of platitudes such as "Justice isn't something we can jail our way to. Show More Summary

Who represents the people at the NJ BOE?

Promoted by Rosi. Hat/tip to Marie Corfield for pointing us to this. Susan Cauldwell is the Executive Director of Save Our Schools NJ Community Organizing, a 501(c)(3) set up to support the work of SOS NJ, which is a grassroots, all volunteer, non-partisan pro public education organization. Show More Summary

Update on One Parent vs. #OneNewark

Cross-posted from Marie Corfield. Promoted by Rosi. Yesterday I wrote about Frankie Adao of Newark's Parent Power Movement infiltrating a One Newark enrollment center to gain information for parents who are not being provided with it. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, July 16, 2015

Sweeney's hometown limits picketing after protests at his house New Jersey was the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights (Nov. 20, 1789), which I guarantee the gun advocates who dog Sen. Steve Sweeney are busily looking up now that...Show More Summary

Caption THIS! Scott Walker & Chris Christie: Union-Buster Secret Handshakes!

On Monday, Wisconsin cheese-head Scott Walker jumped into the race, lucky #15. He polls higher than Christie - Walker tied for 4th place at 7% and Christie in 9th place with 2%. But it's all still fluid and the GOP field is such a circus only 5% separates them. Show More Summary

A political decision to raise bus & rail fares

In spite of outrage expressed in public hearings, rallies and other venues, at this morning's NJ Transit Board meeting its members voted to implement the 9 percent fare hike and service cuts which have been under review for several months. Show More Summary

One Parent Investigates #OneNewark

Want to know what's up? Follow the Newark Parent Power Movement on Facebook and Twitter @ParentPowerMov. Follow the Newark Students Union on Facebook and Twitter @NewarkStudents. Please also join the convo at @BlueJersey and @mariecorfield. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, July 15, 2015

After campaign trail, Buono takes the Oregon trail Buono's house is up for sale and she's moving to Portland. Will be sorry to see her go. A couple of throwbacks who need to go Smith & Garrett press right to discriminate against gays. Show More Summary

Blue Jersey will be at Netroots Nation Phoenix Thurs-Sun

See this cactus, up against that baked-looking orange sundown? That's Phonenix, Arizona, where it will be 108 degrees Wednesday. Netroots Nation - #NN15 - starts Thursday; a couple of White House contenders, a couple thousand of theShow More Summary

In memory of Helen Holt 1913-2015

So much of what I have always liked about Rush Holt was true - maybe even moreso - of his mother, Helen Holt. She died Sunday in Boca Raton of heart failure. She was 101, almost 102. Back before I worked for him, Rush Holt used to tell a couple of stories about me at DFA events I'd organized. Show More Summary

Christie Scorecard on legislative bills: Inaction

In May a Christie spokesperson said that the governor "continues to believe legislative action must be part of our holistic approach to stabilizing Atlantic City, and he looks forward to reviewing the legislation currently being advanced...Show More Summary

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