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News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016

Does anybody know who created the Christie image above? Glad to give credit if we can find out.  How hard is it to treat a transgender teenager like a person deserving your respect? Apparently, Camden Catholic High School can’t manage...Read more

Hillary and Pneumonia, Trump and Dr. Oz

This is the cycle from hell – and both major candidates are letting us down. Cute ways to avoid the press: Up to now, as CNN points out, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have provided the public with just 12...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, September 14, 2016

BRIDGEGATE Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg isn’t expecting an open and shut Bridgegate trial case. In a Star-Ledger podcast she adds, “We’re all looking forward to learning more of the true story.” Opinions abound in bridge trial jury selection. One...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Our Absentee Governor Boosting the economy in our cities. Urban Enterprise Zones have been around for 30 years. By reducing the sales taxes there, the goal is to spur the economies of New Jersey’s urban areas. Now Christie wants to...Read more

Sunday: Hillary for NJ Kickoff with Cory Booker

Barring some sort of catastrophe like another planet smashing into Earth, New Jersey will go to Clinton. By RCP Average, she’s up here by 12.5 points for the period 6/22-9/5. The most recent poll, from Emerson (9/2-9/5) shows a much...Read more

Legislature is back in session: These could be trying times

With summer about over the legislature was back in session on Thursday and is meeting today. Contentious issues are on its plate. Funding TTF needs a quick resolution but is still at a stalemate. Two Public Questions are certified for...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Sept. 12, 2016

Over the weekend, before their season opener, East Camden’s football coach told his players he planned to take a knee during the national anthem. All but two of his players followed his lead.  Last night, Miss America was crowned in...Read more

How “Americans” Treat Our Flag, And How America Treats Protest

Over the past few weeks there have been a lot of conversations about how our national anthem and flag should be treated thanks to football player Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the national anthem before NFL football games.  Kaepernick...Read more

Sunday reading – 102 minutes: The story of what happened inside the towers on 9/11, from the New York Times

Every year on this morning, I read through this remarkable piece of reporting from the New York Times. I was not here on September 11, 2001. Or in NYC, my city, where I was born and grew up and went to...Read more

15th Anniversary of 9/11 News Roundup Sept. 10-11, 2016

September 11 Middletown, NJ lost more people per capita than any other town on 9/11. Here’s what some of Middletown’s people say about that day. Since 9/11, banks face more scrutiny under the Patriot Act. Donald Trump visited the Freedom Tower...Read more

#BWC Backs Efforts to Block the Dakota Access Pipeline

Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman today became the latest in a growing chorus of progressive voices to back the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s efforts in North Dakota to block the Dakota Access Pipeline out of concerns that the pipeline “presents a major...Read more

Hillary’s new ad: “Only Way”

Here’s a new ad from Hillary Clinton, up last night. Like earlier successful ads, including ones using his own words against him with children and veterans listening, this ad focuses on the case against Donald Trump. Unlike much of her...Read more

“It’s Not Trickle Down – It’s Bottoms Up”

Like most places, Burlington County politics is a bit of an enigma. While Democrats slightly outnumber Republicans, the Freeholder Board has been in GOP hands for a long time. The county has only once been able to give a Democratic...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, Sept. 9, 2016

CD5: Two days before the 15th 9/11 Anniversary, the father of fallen first responder James Zadroga – for whom the bill funding medical care for those who rushed in to help was named – stars in an ad slamming Scott Garrett...Read mor...

Phil Murphy proposes opening a state bank to spur investment in New Jersey

Today at NJIT gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy proposes opening a state bank as a means of investing in New Jersey. He proposes if we stop sending our money out of state through commercial banks that hold our money but do...Read ...

El jueves en español ¿Oye como va? el 8 de septiembre, 2016

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 & Open Thread for Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016

NBC’s Matt Lauer is getting beaten up on Twitter this morning by Hillary people who didn’t like his questions last night. #LaueringTheBar Jury selection begins today in the Bridgegate trial. And testimony by Jersey City mayor Steve Fulop will be allowed. ...Read more

Video – Monmouth Freeholder candidate and military vet Sue Fulton questions Donald Trump

Here’s video of the question Sue Fulton asked Donald Trump in Wednesday night’s Commander-in-Chief forum aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid.

Yes, that was Monmouth’s Sue Fulton who just hit Donald Trump with a question.

If you watched NBC’s Commander-in-Chief Forum between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid and thought you saw a familiar face, you did. Democratic Monmouth County Freeholder candidate Sue Fulton, who was one of the first women ever...Read more

Today – Two new developments in the Bridgegate scandal & trial

Two developments today in the Bridgegate scandal: (1) The Third Circuit U.S.Court of Appeals ruled ruled that a list of unindicted Bridgegate co-conspirators from the Bridgegate scandal is not subject to the public’s right to know under the First Amendment or under...Read more

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