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Ossoff v. Handel in Georgia 6th: Glitter & Vaseline

Polls close in Georgia in less than an hour, at 7pm. I know a lot of you pounded phones the last few days for John Ossoff; and more of you wrote checks. This post is for you. The Nation has...Read more

Why New Jerseyans should care about our Hispanic population. Part II: It helps to understand why they flee their countries

As the fastest growing segment of New Jersey’s population, immigration is the only thing keeping N.J.’s population growing. The 2014 purchasing power of New Jersey’s Latinos totaled $46 billion. Latinos and Latinas here paid $2.7 billion in state/local taxes in...Read more

Watch Live: Cory Booker and Senate Dems on Senate Floor gear up to fight Republican healthcare bill

Cory Booker shared the U.S. Senate Democrats’ post: Starting this evening Democrats will begin objecting to all unanimous consent requests in the Senate, save for honorary resolutions. We will seek — in as many ways as we can, as many...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread – Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Will New Jersey legalize marijuana? I was in Northern California this past weekend and snapped this photo (above) of a roadside billboard. Will we see similar advertising in New Jersey in a post-Christie world? NJ-3: Now there are three. Marlton’s...Read more

Jersey’s Biggest City Joins Fair and Welcoming Movement

Newark is the latest, and largest, New Jersey municipality to join the Fair and Welcoming or Sanctuary City movement that has towns making clear its roles in non-enforcement of federal immigration law. Mayor Ras Baraka announced today that he had...Read more

It’s official: Former White House national security official Andy Kim will run against MacArthur in CD3

Andy Kim is in. IN. Just last year, Josh Gottheimer, another Dem who had the White House in his resume, flipped CD5 off Scott Garrett. Can Jersey do this twice? Rep. MacArthur’s name now tied to the Republicans’ AHCA makes him...Read more

Samantha Bee (and a New Hampshire Girl Scout) talk the harm that too-young marriage does girls. And Bee throws serious shade at Chris Christie & Mike Doherty in NJ.

From late last week, Samantha Bee talks about the lunacy of failing to protect children from being forced to get married (read: girls married off to adult men). First of all, Girl Scouts are awesome (sorry Boy Scouts, you’re not...Read more

Zeitgeist, History, Time, Space, Elude Rutgers With New Campus ‘Protest Policy’

In an apparent attempt to clarify what it means to cause a disruption to school activities, Rutgers University appears to have forgotten the pivotal role campuses play as incubators of social justice movements. According to the Home New Tribune, the university’s...Read more

Ugly ad against Ossoff: Memo to the far-right: Nobody, not Democrats or Republicans, not the left or the right, is “cheering” that Steve Scalise was shot.

There are many New Jerseyans calling or contributing to John Ossoff’s campaign in Georgia’s 11th congressional district, which has its special election tomorrow. This ad came out a few hours ago, linking the “unhinged left,” and the Republican baseball practice...Read more

Juneteenth News Roundup for Monday, June 19, 2017

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that  Union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war was...Read more

Weekend News Roundup for June 17-18, 2017

Outside the Minnesota Governor’s Mansion, after Philando Castile’s death at the hands of police. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images Minnesota officer acquitted in the police shooting death of Philando Castile. Please watch the video again because this is what we allow to...Read more

Hispanics in NJ. Why we should care. Part 1: Their political strength

Latin America is much in the news these days – this weekend Cuba, last week Puerto Rico, and for many months Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela and Central America. Many New Jerseyans are unaware of how many Hispanics are in our state,...Read more

Should Families Really Have to “Choose” Healthy Schools?

Cross-posted from Jersey Jazzman. Looks like it’s going to be a big week for school “choice.” The National Charter School Convention is in full swing (I’ve been following the hashtag #ncsc17, and a better “reform” cliche lexicon you will not find). The...Read more

Cory Booker on AHCA: “I want to communicate a sense of urgency”

We don’t always agree on every issue with our junior senator, and there are issues on which we wish he used his capable voice differently. But there are also issues of strong agreement, and even his harshest critics recognize how...Read more

SATURDAY: Equality Walk in Asbury Park

It’s not too late to join tomorrow’s Equality Walk, to support the work of Garden State Equality . In previous years, Blue Jersey floated a team and we had a great time for a good cause (and decimated at the pub quiz...Read more

News Roundup for Friday, June 16, 2017

The Democrats won the Congressional Baseball Game last night. Some of the Republicans are just glad to be alive. The members of Congress prayed together, hugged each other, and shared a moment of silence on the ballfield before the game (photo...Read more

On Progressives Fighting Progressives (and the call for “unity” in Collingswood and Cherry Hill)

Every word of this is important. And if you disagree, we want to hear from you, too. The struggle for a better New Jersey Democratic Party, and local parties, is real. – Promoted by Rosi Cross-posted at the Local Knowledge Blog. ...Read more

Talking Points for the White House Denial of Reality – Mueller’s Investigation of Trump for Obstruction of Justice

Late last night, Washington Post’s White House Bureau Chief Philip Rucker got ahold of the RNC/Trump talking points against news that President Trump is now under investigation for obstruction of justice. In any other news cycle, that’s a bombshell. Yesterday’s assassination attempt...Read more

El jueves en español: el 15 de junio, 2017

El jueves en español – Tu boletín con noticias, opinión y análisis a través el mundo hispanohablante. Compártelo con tus amigos y cuéntales que se pueden leerlo en Blue Jersey cada jueves. (Some articles can be translated into English with...Read more

News Roundup for Thursday, June 15, 2017

David Bailey and Krystal Griner, Capitol Police Heroes MUELLER’S WIDENING PROBE NOW INCLUDES EXAMINATION OF WHETHER TRUMP ATTEMPTED TO OBSTRUCT JUSTICE It’s official: Trump is under investigation for obstruction of justice The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in...Read more

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