Blog Profile / Blue Jersey

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News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

“Thoughts and prayers” Good morning, Blue Jersey. There have already been 18 school shootings this year. It’s February 15th. The Murphy years Stephen Danley looked at the research being done by education writers Brother Rann and Jersey Jazzman, with regard...Read more

Quote of the Day: Rep. Don Payne Jr. on Florida school shooting

“And to people across the United States, know that the moment for silence is gone. The moment for screaming out in protest is here.”  – Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) He is hardly the first of our representatives in Congress...Read m...

Revisiting “No Excuses” Schools in the Murphy Administration

Two of my favorite education writers — Brother Rann and Jersey Jazzman — have been diving back into the research on “No Excuses” schools. Their pieces examine two critical issues in that research: whether “No Excuses” approaches should be embraced by traditional...Read more

Infrastructure: Trump may not give a dam, but we do

Donald Trump just released his infrastructure budget … and it’s both awful and unfair. It is up to us to tell Congress to reject his plan. It’s not only a privatization scheme as Paul Krugman suggests. It also leaves our...Read more

News Roundup and Open Thread for Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentines Day, Blue Jersey fam! Here’s today’s box of chocolates. Ya’ never know what you’re gonna get. Lawyers Attorney General Grewal signed on to another challenge of President Donald Trump’s crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities. Guns Gov. Murphy trying...Read more

Gov. Murphy bringing hope to displaced Puerto Ricans in New Jersey

“There is a purity in catastrophe. We see firsthand the nature of both human courage and human frailty, the destructive and arbitrary power of the elements, the breakdown of social restraint and of our mechanical inventions… It is under these...Read more

Ted Cruz is worried we’ll crawl over broken glass …

Quote of the Day today goes, improbably, to Ted Cruz, in his warning to Texas Republicans: “Let me tell you right now: The left is going to show up.  They will crawl over broken glass in November to vote.” Aw,...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread – Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Can a Drug Profiteer win the GOP Senate nomination? In a state with a large pharmaceutical industry, who knows? Nothing to crow about. Trying to scare crows away from the capital city. Taxing Weed? One Assemblywoman has an alternative. Got Bitcoin?...Read more

QOTD: Michelle Obama

At this point, you’re sure to have seen the exquisite portraits of the Obamas unveiled today at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. Like the Obamas’ place in history, the portraits represent a vibrant, exhilarating departure from a largely...Read more

Hear the Congressional Candidates: Tuesday in CD4, next Wednesday in CD7

Flagging two things for you, tomorrow (Tuesday) in CD4 and next Wednesday (Feb. 21) in CD7, so you can show up, hear from the candidates, and decide for yourself who should represent NJ: NJ CD-4 Democratic Debate All three candidates: Jim...Read more

A different way to view our NJ federal legislators

We tend to view the members of our legislative delegation in terms of how progressive or conservative they are, such as how much they support or oppose the Trump agenda. Another view of them is how close or far away...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Feb. 12, 2018

Here’s how money for poor families ended up funding luxury homes in Lakewood. Money went from a non-profit that runs a low income housing project in Lakewood to a private Jewish school. Then the school sold land for millions (APP...Read more

Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for Feb. 10-11, 2018

Short Roundup this morning. #midterms “We are the fighting 15th. I have you on speed dial and I hope you have me on speed dial.” Trenton Councilwoman Verlina Reynolds Jackson will be LD15’s next Assembly member, after winning this weekend’s special...Read more

Busy Saturday in Leonard Lance Land: Warren County Dem Convention & Lance Town Hall

Leonard Lance won’t make the same mistakes Rodney Frelinghuysen did, ducking his constituents at his district office and avoiding town halls altogether. Lance knows he’s got one of just 23 GOP congressional districts where Hillary Clinton also won in 2016....Read more

Pallone & Watson Coleman write to ICE: Release immigrants Sanger, Liem and Sinaga

Congress members Frank Pallone and Bonnie Watson Coleman have formally asked U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release from ICE custody two fathers arrested as they dropped their children off for school late last month, and a third man...Read more

Big Honking Asteroid Day News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, Feb. 9, 2018

Midterms DCCC just expanded the target-district list: Now every GOP-held NJ seat is a national-priority target. On the day NJ-4 named to the national Dems’ target list, Dem candidate Jim Keady does a Reddit AMA Nope. Former Jets center Nick...Read more

DCCC expands its 2018 midterm targets to NJ-4 to take down GOP’s Rep. Chris Smith; Dems’ priorities now blanket New Jersey

Hi, Chris Smith! Today, DCCC Chair Rep. Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico announced 7 new target districts the Democrats intend to make 2018 midterm priorities. One of them’s Rep. Chris Smith’s NJ-4 seat, which he’s held since 1981, batting away...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018

Nancy Pelosi held the floor of the House for 8 hours yesterday, talking about the lives of DACA Dreamers and reading Bible passages. That’s our Bonnie Watson Coleman next to her for part of it.  At a CD7 Candidate Forum...Read more

BREAKING: CD7 – Lisa Mandelblatt drops out of race for Congress

Her voice breaking, tears flowing, Lisa Mandelblatt has dropped out of the race for the Democratic nomination for the 7th congressional district and the chance to run against Republican Leonard Lance in November. She endorsed Tom Malinowski. Mandelblatt, who was...Read more

TONIGHT: CD7 Candidate Forum Union County

Democratic Candidate Forum for New Jersey 7th Congressional District TONIGHT – Doors open 6:30. Event begins promptly at 7:00 Please use the Auditorium Entrance, located near the flagpole More info Of the 6 counties that comprise the DCCC-targeted 7th congressional...Read more

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