Blog Profile / Blue Jersey

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News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

We found them. A whole lot of somebodies with job approval even lower than Trump’s. THE APPRENTICE 3-hour drive to see a moron in person: Trump unveils his tax plan in Harrisburg, surrounded by trucks, threatening Congress to do his bidding. What...Read more

Did Kim Guadagno Win the Debate?

Most of the pundits declared Tuesday night’s debate between Phil Murphy and Kim Guadagno a tie. While Murphy appeared progressive, Guadagno skillfully deflected the almost-universal disdain for Chris Christie while at the same time espousing his right-wing agenda. But none...Read more

News Roundup and Open Thread for Wednesday, October 11, 2017

THE FIERY DEBATE:  MURPHY VS. GUADAGNO with questions often not answered, and lots of posturing and clichés In a fiery debate neither candidate appeared to suffer a major wound – or inflict a major blow. (NJ Advance Media) Guadagno is aggressor but Murphy has no...Read more

Blue Jersey Poll: Should the Gubernatorial Debates Be “Open”?

TONIGHT: First Gubernatorial Debate When: Tuesday, Oct.10 at 7 pm Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark Participating candidates: Phil Murphy, Kim Guadagno Got a question for the candidates? Tweet it here. Vote in our Poll! 5 gubernatorial candidates did...Read more

The Silence of the Statehouse Lamb: Why did Kim Guadagno skip out on a black issues forum?

Veteran political operative Derel Stroud was to be independent gubernatorial candidate Gina Genovese’s LG running mate. Racist threats left outside his home in July as he was about to file caused him to hesitate, but his decision to go ahead pushed him...Read more

The forgotten races: 120 NJ legislative seats

Less than a month until Election Day the press buzz is minimal, but on November 7 at least 13 of 120 legislative seats will turn over as four senators and nine Assembly members either have chosen not to seek re-election...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread – Tuesday, October 10, 2017

TONIGHT at 7 PM – The first gubernatorial debate. Only the two major party nominees will participate. Discord in the Murphy Campaign: His LG candidate, Sheila Oliver, supports the boycott of Israel. In other news: The sky is blue. Gun...Read more

Tuesday, Oct. 17 – Last Day to Register to Vote in Nov. 7 General Election

Register to Vote Last day to register to vote in the November General election is Tuesday, October 17th – in 8 days.. Have you moved recently? At college? Or have a kid in college? Military family? Do you know...Read more

Calling All ‘Safe Democrats’

Here in New Jersey, there are a few ‘Safe Democrats’ in Congress. These are elected folks from very, very blue constituencies, and seemingly gerrymandered liberal districts. These folks know who they are, so we don’t need to name names. But, to...Read more

For your Monday. And for John Lennon’s Birthday: Imagine

Twenty years ago I ran an arts festival that all took place in 30-plus venues at the same time for 9 hours on New Years Eve 1997 in Flemington. Ours was the smallest town ever to have a First Night. But it...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday

Poem by Carl Sandburg, undated and unpublished, found recently in the Sandburg archives at University of Illinois. Sandburg died in 1967. Hat/tip Adrian DeVore. Today: Frelinghuysen’s Columbus Day Sell-Out!  (Also, DNC Chair Tom Perez in NJ, read below) Monarch butterflies are migrating....Read more

Paper Towel Toss with the Moron in Chief

Actually, I believe Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Trump a “fucking moron.” Accuracy is important. And here’s the Paper Towel-Toss from this Saturday’s People’s Motorcade, led weekly with relish by Jim Girvan (thanks, Jim), with video from my...Read more

Why does Trump keep speaking about “evil” and what does it mean?

  Being today is Sunday, let’s talk about “evil.” As a word that appears so frequently in the Bible, Trump can use “evil” to appeal to his conservative, religious base. “Not only did the world change,” Trump said at a...Read more

Weekend News Roundup for Oct. 7-8, 2017

Mark Murphy’s Oct. 8 cartoon BEAUTIFUL SNL’s cold open last night was Jason Aldean, “struggling to understand what happened that night” and singing Tom Petty’s I Won’t Back Down.  CAMPAIGNS You’ve already heard from Confederate flag-posting GOP Assemblyman Parker Space, who got caught...Read more

The Progressive Promise to Cut Property Taxes?

Independent gubernatorial candidate Gino Genovese is getting some buzz in South Jersey with progressive groups frustrated with the local party structures. Oct. 11th, Cherry Hill Progressive Democrats will be hosting the candidate to talk about reducing property taxes. Which brings up challenging...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread – Friday, October 6, 2017

Featured image, above: One of the items in the photo is illegal to purchase in the United States for safety reasons. New Jersey has a new State Senator – Colin Bell has been sworn in to fill the remaining term of...Read more

Katie Hartman Drops Out of the NJ-3 Race

Moorestown attorney Katherine Hartman announced on Facebook today that she’s dropping out of the race for the Democratic nomination to oppose Tom MacArthur. Hartman is a well-known and admired figure in and around Burlington County. Her letter (below) epitomizes what’s...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017

NATIONAL Trump says property tax deduction has rest of America subsidizing NJ. He’s wrong. (Salant, The Second Amendment is 145 characters. How would you rewrite it? SCOTUS Justice Neil Gorsuch tries to lecture the Court on civics, Ruth Bader...Read more

Rally Against Gun Violence – Andy Kim Speaks Out (video)

With the scourge of gun violence permeating this nation, activists have been energized to work toward common sense gun safety reforms. Today, in front of pro-gun Congressman Tom MacArthur’s office, the Brady Campaign organized a demonstration that will no doubt...Read more

Handmaid’s Tale Resistance – Today at Rep. Chris Smith’s Office in Freehold (Photos, Video)

This is a Handmaid’s Tale Resistance demonstration, today outside the Freehold offices of anti-choice Republican zealot Rep. Chris Smith. We have video, posted at District 4 Coalition for Change (Facebook); video I believe was taken by my friend Jim Tobias....Read more

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