Blog Profile / Blue Jersey

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“Winter is Coming” News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, January 11, 2017

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S FAREWELL ADDRESS FROM CHICAGO  Last night he said, “Yes we can. Yes we did. America is not a fragile thing, but the gains of our long journey to freedom are not assured. We weaken those ties when we define some...Read more

Late-nite TV catch-up: CNN Bernie Sanders Town Hall

I had to be somewhere last night (Mon) so I missed CNN’s hour-long Town Hall with Bernie live from the campus of George Washington University, with questions from CNN’s Chris Cuomo and from the audience. The topic was the future...Read more

A Just Society: A Winning Platform in 2017

Despite a crowded field of gubernatorial candidates, it seems like the core issues that will drive the 2017 gubernatorial race have yet to solidify. That’s probably because (if you’re like me and believe that progressive policy is sound economic policy)...Read more

Lost Opportunity

Among the things that Donald Trump and Chris Christie have in common is their keen understanding that style trumps substance. While Trump is a professional entertainer, politician Christie has mastered the art as well. Too bad our Democrats in the...Read more

ICYMI: Chris Christie’s State of the State & Democratic Response

In an hour or so, Matt will have a report on an alternative view – a more comprehensive and progressive view – of New Jersey’s possibilities for the next year as outlined by Better Choices for New Jersey, an alliance...Read more

Trump is not the only politician practicing Newspeak

If you tell a lie often enough, people will believe it to be true. Perhaps that’s why Donald Trump was “elected.” But our peripatetic governor is also the master of Newspeak. After spending the last year (or more) ignoring the people...Read more

Cory Booker is ready to make history tomorrow.

… It puts me into a posture where I’m just ready to fight and to resist anything that the Trump administration ultimately does to try to hurt people.” On Wednesday, Senator Cory Booker will testify against Senator Jeff Sessions, who...Read more

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

Christie With a year to go in his reign, Will Chris Christie will embellish his dismal record in today’s State-of-the-State speech, scheduled for 2:00 PM? Apparently not, but rather he will ignore it and simply focus on the one good thing he’s done....Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Jan. 9, 207

ICYMI From the other side of the country, Meryl Streep ices Donald Trump in epic Golden Globes speech and turns fierce warrior for journalism. Shouts-out Jersey public schools, too. WATCH. Also Golden Globes: Come ON, white people. Hidden Fences? There aren’t many wide-release movies about...Read more

Making Bernards High School proud: Meryl Streep takes on Donald Trump in Golden Globes speech

And hat-tips her public school education in New Jersey. It was, at this point, more than two hours ago, and the reactive narcissist atop Trump Tower hasn’t dared to blast the regal Ms. Streep with any of his Twitter nonsense.

2017: The Evil Empire and Rogue One

Star Wars fans can see some similarities between the current political climate and the events in the new standalone release, Rogue One. ”An unpopular leader faces resistance at every turn from a scrappy, rebellious band of outsiders.” Such should be the story...Read more

Rogue One Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for Jan. 7-8, 2016

2017: The Evil Empire and Rogue One. May the Force be with us in 2017. Michelle Obama’s emotional last official White House speech will give you all the feels. Plainfield HS girls basketball team reportedly found a black mannequin hanging by the neck in...Read more

Canceled because of snow

The Progressive Social Hour at the Jersey Shore event, hosted by NJDSC Progressive Caucus, that was supposed to be tonight at Lighthouse Tavern in Waretown is canceled because of the snow. It will be rescheduled. Any questions go to And...Read more

Flipping a District Is More Than Switching an “R” to a “D”

On his second day in Congress, Rep. Josh Gottheimer was just one of four Democrats to vote to expand Congressional authority allowing Congress to overturn regulations issued in the last 60 session days of the previous session. This is not filibusterable in...Read more

TGIF News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, Jan. 6, 2017

2017 RACES Whelan. O’Toole. Kyrillos. Lesniak. Legislature braces for major departures from the state senate.  Lesniak, in then out, is in again –  planning to run for governor: “I could not hold myself back.” LD11: Sniping between Jennifer Beck and Vin Gopal begins...Read more

This is happening: Bernie Sanders Town Hall Monday on CNN

Bernie Sanders is in for the long haul as we unify to mount resistance to Trump and the Republicans. And Bernie has the added advantage of being the presidential candidate who didn’t disappear after he lost a presidential race. I’m...Read more

Not #NJ, but here’s how some #PA citizens are reacting to Trump’s message.

Across the Delaware River in Kennett Square, PA, my friends Wayne and Sally are reacting to the hatred being spewed from Trump Tower by promoting tolerance in their neighborhoods. Here’s a link to an article about how they are fighting...Read more

Handy-dandy contact numbers: (520) 200-2223

Want all your representatives’ phone numbers conveniently on your phone Text your 5-digit zip code to (520) 200-2223 and you’ll get a text back with phone numbers for both your U.S. senators, your member of Congress, and your state representatives...Read more

NJ Native to Run Campaign for DNC Chair

If you’re an involved Democrat, you’ve probably heard of Congressman Keith Ellison from Minnesota. You know that he’s running for chair of the Democratic National Committee. But if I asked you who was the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, you’d...Read more

Bonnie Watson Coleman: “I want you to stay awake, alert, and ready.”

“We need to stay awake, stay alert, stay ready. Be ready to mobilize when necessary, but always keep hope – because we are the democracy of the United States of America, the greatest country in the world, and you have...Read more

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