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QOTD: Christie Promises Vigilante Justice

Here's a good line from Chris Christie: "If you're getting high in Colorado today, enjoy it. As of January 2017, I will enforce the federal laws." - Gov. Chris Christie (R), quoted by Politico. Since there's no way Christie's gonna be President in January 2017, I guess he's planning on taking matters into his own hands. Show More Summary

News Roundup and Open Thread for Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Pinch-hitting for Rosi today. Election 2016 Yes, there are elections in 2015. But with the Assembly at the top of the ticket and mostly "safe" districts, the loud shiny object in the room is the 2016 extravaganza. Pandering Possible POTUS Penalizes Pot: If elected, Chris Christie will prosecute legali marijuana users. Show More Summary

The Battle for CD 5

The public battle against incumbent Rep. Scott Garrett is heating up while a challenger battle is percolating slowly. There are more than enough issues to counter Rep. Scott Garrett's seven-term incumbency in CD 5. Yesterday in Glen Rock Garden State Equality protesters were incensed over Garrett's bigotry. Show More Summary

News Roundup and Open Thread for Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Pinch-hitting for Rosi today If it's Tuesday, it must be time to talk about the 2016 election If Christie becomes President, does his cabinet consist of Livingston High School alumni? At the inaugural Politico NJ event, Senator Booker says don't underestimate Chris Christie. Show More Summary

Taking On the South Jersey Goliath

Whether you're a disciple of South Jersey Democratic boss George Norcross, or just someone who is running for political office on the Democratic ticket, conventional wisdom says that you don't get very far without kissing George's ring. Show More Summary

Garden State Equality calls for an end to Rep. Garrett's parade of hate

Garden State Equality (GSE) members and friends of the LGBT community protested today outside Rep. Scott Garrett's CD 5 Glen Rock office. As GSE Executive Director Andrea Bowen exclaimed they were incensed at the report that Garrett would not donate to his party's House fundraising arm because it supports gay candidates. Show More Summary

News Roundup And Open Thread For Monday July 27

Stepping in for Rosi today, so if we missed anything please add it in the comments. After doing nothing as Governor, Christie wants you to believe he'll fix mass transit as President The Gothamist: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who...Show More Summary

Franklin Twp update: No, Ms. Stanley, it's not your opinion. You're just wrong

If you've been following the controversy over Franklin Township (Somerset) Board of Education President Ed Potosnak's graduation speech last month, (Franklin Reporter here; Blue Jersey here, here, here; here), you know that last...Show More Summary

Monday: Lunchtime protest outside Rep. Scott Garrett's Glen Rock office

Scott Garrett - he's the worst. You know you want him gone, for a long while now. He's always been a far-right opponent of nearly anything productive or forward-thinking. The Tea Party's willing foil. In the last month, there's fresh...Show More Summary

Science Policy Friday: Eyes of the Skies, Drones on the Rise

This is the first in a series of articles or news gathering of science and technology policy issues facing New Jersey or the nation. Thanks to my science and environment intern Arcadia Lee for research and drafting this article. Cross-posted on Drones seem to be everywhere in the news. Show More Summary

Respect wins in Franklin Township

"The days of shaming people because of their identity are gone." - public comment, Franklin Twp. School Board Not long ago, bigots and fearful people could use intimidation to force gay people to live their lives fully or partly in the closet, afraid to lose a job, a position, a friend, and sometimes unable simply to be themselves. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, July 24, 2015

Some of the coverage of Deciminyan's scoop uncovering the Christie campaign's leaving the NJ taxpayers to pay for his presidential launch venue At Asbury Park Press. At Firedoglake. Jerseynomics Ledger editorial takes issue with stand-taking...Show More Summary

The Freeheld Trailer is here.

Ah, Laurel Hester. I don't believe in angels, but if I did... It took me a day to be ready to watch this. I learned a lot about commitment from this woman, a lot about organizing from Garden State Equality which swooped in by her side,...Show More Summary

TONIGHT: Will there be splashback on the school board member trying to force out a gay colleague?

If the idea of a school board member trying to force the resignation of her board president over a pro-equality speech seems ugly to you, then you want to know the board's next public meeting is tonight: Franklin Twp School Board meeting...Show More Summary

Our Ethics Eschewing Governor

Yesterday, I wrote about the misuse of state resources by the Christie for President campaign when it contracted to use the gymnasium at a public high school for the governor's formal presidential declaration announcement. From the documents...Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, July 23, 2015

Deciminyan OPRAs: Why is it that the cost of using Livingston HS for Christie's presidential launch was passed to NJ taxpayers? Thank You for Your Contribution to Christie's Presidential Campaign. Christie administration scandals: The...Show More Summary

No, Franklin Twp Board of Ed prez Ed Potosnak won't resign because he dared mention he's gay

After a 7-minute graduation speech delivered at Franklin High School by Board of Education President Ed Potosnak, fellow board member Pat Stanley is calling for his resignation. It's hard to walk away from her letter to Potosnak, copied...Show More Summary

Thank You for Your Contribution to Christie's Presidential Campaign

When Chris Christie decided to formally announce he was running for President, the venue was his old high school in Livingston. I became curious as to how the school district was to be reimbursed for the expenses it incurred in hosting that event. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Flags at half-staff today for the U.S. service members killed last week in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Did all the rotten Democrats have a meeting to plan their anti-Torricelli talking points? DiVincenzo slams Torricelli's ambitions for a U.S. Show More Summary

Proposed Exxon Mobil settlement update

Where we are today in terms of the Department of Environmental Protection and ExxonMobil settlement should come as no surprise. Gov. Christie in 2010 appointed Bob Martin as the DEP Commissioner. Martin's background was consulting with large utility and energy companies in the U.S., Canada, U.K. Show More Summary

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