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Blog Profile / Blue Jersey

Filed Under:US Politics / Liberal
Posts on Regator:13127
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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Post-election NJ's Keystone pipeline boys. Jackson: Simple advice for NJ's newest representatives. "Presidential" Winning the weight-loss campaign. 5 steps of what's next from a Christie 2016 presidential campaign. Potential NJ gas tax increase comes up against Christie's 2016 prospects. Show More Summary

Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for Nov. 15-16, 2014

Post-election In his first major House vote, Norcross votes for the Keystone pipeline. Behind the win: Tedesco campaign manager Mike Pagan. High-powered: Tedesco's transition team. Does this pass your smell test? Christie chief of staff...Show More Summary

Newark Deserves An Experienced, Well-Trained School Leader

Cross-posted from Jersey Jazzman. This has got to stop: Cami Anderson, hand-picked by Gov. Christie to oversee the privatizing of Newark public schools was scheduled to speak today at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington D.C.. Show More Summary

"5 steps of what's next from a Chris Christie 2016 presidential campaign" - revised

After talking with political expert Michael DuLame let me propose some revisions to Matt Arco's Star Ledger article today 5 steps of what's next from a Chris Christie 2016 presidential campaign. Arco starts by saying, Christie "doesn't...Show More Summary

More of today's Cami Anderson fiasco in Washington, D.C.

We now have more from today's extraordinary moment in Washington D.C., where Cami Anderson spotted Newark parents and students before her presentation at the right-wing American Enterprise Institute, and tried to have them thrown out You can read more from our earlier post. Show More Summary

Partisanship: The Schrödinger's Cat of #NJAssembly

Nothing says partisanship more than voting against your conscience because your party leader wants you to. We saw that two years ago during the fight for marriage equality when a significant number of moderate Republicans voted against an override of Governor Christie's veto, even though they leaned in favor of the bill. Show More Summary

Deep Thought: Why Will Christie Keep Day Job While Running For President?

promoted by Rosi It seemed sort of odd that Chris Christie would say he's going to keep his job as Governor of New Jersey even if he decides to run for President. There's NJ and federal rules against certain moneyed folks donating if...Show More Summary

He's Gone

But his name still appears on the Senate vote board today. Who will replace him?

Cami Anderson has Newark parents & students thrown out of a speech at a right-wing D.C. think tank

Cami Anderson, appointed by Gov. Christie to oversee the reordering and privatizing of Newark's public school system, was scheduled to speak today at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington D.C.. According to AEI's website, that event, which would have been concluding right now, was abruptly canceled. Show More Summary

Will the Democrats - N.J & U.S. - find their soul again?

A few minutes ago, Sen. Elizabeth Warren was tapped for a leadership position: Warren's new role, which was created specifically for her, will be strategic policy adviser to the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, helping to craft the party's policy positions and priorities. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Call him Congressman Norcross now Don Norcross was sworn in yesterday saying jobs and the economy top his priority list. Rally calls for civilian oversight of Newark Police Dept. As the Newark Police Department prepares to be placed under federal oversight, members of the community are calling for a more complete and permanent solution. Show More Summary

Christie Promises to Keep Not Doing His Job If He Runs For President

promoted by Rosi The New Jersey Constitution, the document that determines who has what power, states very clearly that the Lt. Governor has all the power of the Governor's office when the Governor is out of state, and the Governor has none. Show More Summary

Marge Roukema 1929-2014

Eight days ago, the strip of solid blue across New Jersey's middle that is the 12th Congressional District elected to send Bonnie Watson Coleman to the House of Representatives, the first woman we will send to Congress from New Jersey since Marge Roukema retired in 2003. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Vets Moran: Are veterans 'takers too? Roughly 1.7 million American veterans relied on food stamps during the last year, nearly 20,000 of them in NJ. These, remember, are among the 47% of Americans Mitt Romney said were automatic Democratic...Show More Summary

Veterans Day Countdown to Honor Flight South Jersey 2015

For Veterans Day, I want to let you know about something coming up in January that means a lot to me. For several years, my beloved Joey has been an escort guardian for a World War II vet going down to the WWII Memorial in D.C. with Honor Flight South Jersey. Show More Summary

November 4, 2014: Looking Back & Recapping

In the U. S. elections last week Republicans took control of the U. S. Senate with 7 new seats and as of now have a lead of 52 to 46 with two undecided. In the House of Representatives Republicans, already in the majority, have gained 12 seats to lead 244 to 184 with 7 undecided. Show More Summary

Veterans Day News Roundup for Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Newark's chaotic schools mess: Why Chris Christie's new debacle is mired in protest We know this about Christie. And about Booker. And it's a relief to see this story when it's told to national audiences. Democrats Howard Dean's guy:...Show More Summary

Howard Dean's guy

Early news pieces took note of Phil Murphy's time as a Goldman Sachs exec, and ambassador to Germany, skipping over the part of Murphy's bio that always interested me more. Phil Murphy was Howard Dean's Finance Director at DNC, which...Show More Summary

NJDOE Can't Get Its Story Straight on Standardized Tests

Cross-posted from Jersey Jazzman What is the purpose of standardized testing? Why is it so important for every one of New Jersey's (and the rest of the nation's) students in Grades 3 through 8 - and a whole host of high school students...Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

Post-election Revolt on the East Rutherford Council against the borough's role in financing the American Dream Meadowlands project, which seems to be requiring a great deal of taxpayer funds for a private enterprise. Bergen County sheriff's officers go big for Tedesco. Show More Summary

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