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Blog Profile / Blue Jersey

Filed Under:US Politics / Liberal
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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Cory Booker ad: "True"

Familiar Booker themes of common ground, bi-partisanship and "it's not about right or left" here. Though I guarantee some folks in Newark are going to take issue with his claim of supporting public schools... As usual with Sen. Booker, a mix, delivered with such ease that it looks smooth, effortless and sincere. Show More Summary

OK, who needs to register to vote?

National Voter Registration Day. Here are links to help you register somebody, or to update your own registration: NJ Division of Elections - forms for each county, in English & Spanish. Additional useful info at Division of Elections: Voting info for military and civilians overseas County election officials. Show More Summary

Congressman Chris Smith Does Not Support Expanded Background Checks

Diary rescue from Sunday. This is Francee's first post at Blue Jersey. You might like to know that every Democrat in the NJ House delegation is a co-sponsor of this HR-1565, backed by the Brady Campaign, founded by President Reagan's late press secretary James Brady and his wife Sarah. Show More Summary

Deep Thoughts: Chris Christie is Definitely a Trenton Outsider

Mmm hmm. Promoted by Rosi. He's usually in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Texas or anywhere else other than Trenton where he has a job.

Notice something missing in the GOP's map?

Big white space where some local Republicans want to turn a NJ U.S. Senate seat red. Found this on Facebook being promoted by RNC Chair Reince Priebus. Clearly, the Republicans' priorities don't include electing Jeff Bell. Clearly, the Republicans don't have a 50-State Strategy. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Back to war - in Syria. David Sirota: Christie's Pension Overseer Invested New Jersey Money In Fund He Is Linked To Privately Sirota does more digging on how the Christie administration has handled NJ's pension fund, finding that Robert...Show More Summary

#BWCMoneyBlitz: Wednesday - 24 hours to help power a progressive woman to Congress

In 2 days - on Wednesday - supporters of Bonnie Watson Coleman for Congress are launching a 24-hour blitz to raise money to power this woman to a seat in Congress, the seat we'd like to see her inherit from one of New Jersey's best ever in Congress, Rush Holt. Show More Summary

From Jose Delgado on Urban Hope: "The bill will pass because the people it affects don't count."

Republicans have a long history of giving awful legislation prettied-up names that actually do the exact opposite of what they sound like they're about; Democrats do that too, sometimes. And today, the NJ Senate voted to push the ethically questionable and legally challenged "Urban Hope Act" a step closer to further privatize more schools in Camden. Show More Summary

QoTD: "the only tidbit"

Quote of the Day goes to Matt Katz:.@GovChristie goes to David Koch's 18-room duplex, delivers speech, and the only tidbit to come out is that he said he dropped 85 pounds. — Matt Katz (@mattkatz00) September 22, 2014 As New Jerseyans...Show More Summary

NJ Senate Today

The Senate Judiciary Committee has just commenced confirmation interviews for Jamie Fox as Transportation Commissioner, Richard Mroz as Chair of the Board of Public Utilities, and Upendra Chivukula as a member of the BPU. (You can listen here.) Both Fox and Chivukula are Democrats, a surprising step for Governor Christie. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

New York sees the biggest climate march in history And New Jerseyans by the tens of thousands were there. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4 U.S. Senate: Menendez says Democrats will keep the majority in his house. CD3 shakeup: A real horse race? Perth Amboy: Control is at stake for Mayor Wilda Diaz, whose slate faces an ally turned foe. Show More Summary

Climate March - Sept. 21, 2014, all over the world

Today, there were 2,000 climate change events in 150 countries - the largest mobilization against climate change in the history of the planet - as the United Nations prepares for the opening Tuesday of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Climate Summit. Show More Summary

Thank You Debbie Wasserman Schultz

I think she's been a terrifice DNC chair! Congresswoman Schultz led the DNC out of debt, she's been accessible to those of us on a local level, and has visited New Jersey (and Bergen County) to help local candidates many times. I like...Show More Summary

Messy House & Senate Bill = Messy Votes

Federal bills often become omnibus bills, worked out within and between the two parties, covering numerous funding sources, including amendments, and consisting of pieces that one side or the other side may not like but seem necessary to pass the bill. Show More Summary

Weekend News Roundup for Sept. 20-21, 2014

Are you at the Climate March? Investigations of the Christie administration Clearly taking the NBC story as seriously as the Governor does, Washington Post seems ready to confer 2016 frontrunner status to him. NBC walks back what Brian Williams said. Show More Summary

Why Won't @NJSenatePres Sweeney Allow a Transparent Debate About Charter Schools?

From our friends at Save Our Schools New Jersey: Senate President Stephen Sweeney is poised to pass S2264, legislation that amends the 2013 Urban Hope Act in order to accommodate illegally approved renaissance charter schools in Camden. Show More Summary

NEA President Lily Eskelsen García has no time to be diplomatic - Part I

Promoted by Rosi. It was a privilege to be included in the meeting Marie describes below. Lily has always reached out to bloggers to talk about education, and in fact I spoke with her last at Netroots Nation in Detroit this July. Cross-posted with Marie Corfield. Show More Summary

For Sen. Shirley Turner to consider: ACLU guidelines for effective use of police body cameras

In the post-Ferguson world, legislatures are looking at ways to increase public trust in the police, increase the transparency and accountability of police conduct, and more accurately document police-public encounters, protecting the public against police misconduct, and helping protect police against false accusations of abuse. Show More Summary

It's All About Cereal: Tedesco vs. Donovan (Cont'd)

Yesterday's Blue Jersey "cereal" article pointed out that in the Bergen County race for County Executive Democrat James Tedesco brings change and strengths to the job with broad-based experience and support from key elected officials and unions. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Whoa, this is disturbing, particularly from the governor who promised transparency Key information about monthly tax collections has been cut from the Christie administration's latest public revenue reportIn, a move that lawmakers say could make it harder to figure out if the state is maintaining a constitutionally mandated balanced budget. Show More Summary

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