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News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Nov. 14, 2016

Short Roundup today, rushing out for a last look at the Supermoon!  Trump transition packed with Washington insiders and lobbyists. Bonnie Watson Coleman backs colleague Keith Ellison for DNC Chair joining Bernie Sanders, Harry Reid, Elizabeth Warren and Chuck Schumer. Booker: ’Disastrous’ if Trump...Read more

Bonnie Watson Coleman backs Keith Ellison for DNC Chair

In an email to members of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Congresswoman Watson Coleman announces early support for her colleague Rep. Keith Ellison to be the next chair of the DNC, She joins Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Chuck Schumer and...Read more

Josh Gottheimer: Our new Representative – How he did it. Part III: Primary to election day

Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past, But What if we’re Wrong? The above title of a book by Chuck Klosterman seems particularly pertinent to the presidential election result, but is equally so with the CD5 congressional race....Read more

Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for Nov. 12-13, 2016

Super-duper Supermoon (which wants to auto-correct to Superman): Monday morning at 6:15am, the moon will be closer to Earth than any time since 1948 and not again till 2034. It will look strangely bigger and shine 30% more light than usual....Read more

Beyond Voting

OK. So because of the quirky Electoral College, America just elected an unqualified, anti-environment bigot to be the Leader of the Free World. We’re stuck with him for four years – a tragic sequel to the generally successful and positive...Read more

Working Families Summit Saturday: Don’t Mourn, Organize

If you’re troubled by Trump Tuesday, and you need to talk about next steps with people, I don’t think there’s a better place to start than Saturday’s Working Families Summit. It’s free to attend (though I know they’d appreciate a...Read more

Donald Trump to Chris Christie: “You’re Fired!”

Looks like we’re stuck with him for the rest of his term. Trump just fired Christie.

Josh Gottheimer: Our new Representative – How he did it. Part II

In Part I we saw that Josh Gottheimer started his campaign early, about two years in advance of election day. He already had nitty gritty political experience and a commitment to equal rights. He set a centrist position in the...Read more

Veterans Day News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, Nov 11, 2016

The Empire State Building was lit up scarlet for #Rutgers250 THANK a VETERAN – and not just today True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge...Read more

NJ Legislators square off on impeaching Christie

Earlier today, Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg called on Vincent Prieto to initiate impeachment proceedings against Gov. Chris Christie. This comes less than a week after two of Christie’s closest associates – Bill Baroni, former Assemblyman and Christie-appointed Deputy Exec. Dir...Read more

Understanding Conservative vs Liberal Brains to Better Understand the Election

So the election is done, and a lot of liberals (okay, ALL of them) are sitting here wondering how it happened, and how to do we move forward. I think some of the answers lie in moral psychology – and...Read more

Keith Ellison wants to be DNC Chair. And so does Howard Dean.

Bernie Sanders just endorsed Rep. Keith Ellison today. And Howard Dean, who revolutionized the DNC with his 50 State Strategy during his term running the party (2005-2009) wants that chairmanship back. In recent years, Dean has become a lobbyist, and...Read more

Sanders: Rep. Keith Ellison for DNC Chair

Bernie Sanders wasted no post-election time advancing a progressive agenda in the Trump era when he endorsed Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison to chair the Democratic National Committee. Ellison, a progressive champion who was an early Sanders supporter, would mark a...Read more

Chris Christie on the Today Show: Watch

A self-satisfied, smiling Chris Christie was on the Today Show this morning, his bacon improbably saved by the the electoral disaster that is the President-Elect. Two things I pull from this interview. The first is how casually Christie waves away...Read more

El jueves en español ¿Oye como va? el 10 de noviembre, 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, Nov. 10, 2016

Post-election hangover Like a cathartic wail, street action protests, student walkouts, vigils and other demonstrations quickly came together all over the country last night. Reactions from world leaders come in, Mexico affirms it’s not paying for a wall, Hollande of France believes...Read more

The Post I Never Wrote

I had planned on writing a diary in the form of an open letter to President-Elect Clinton today. It would have congratulated her on her victory and then urged her to add something important, but often overlooked, to her to-do...Read more

CD-3: LaVergne not conceding

From his Facebook page, Fred LaVergne, challenger to incumbent millionaire Tom MacArthur, is not conceding. Yet. We’re not through, yet. Burlington represents 70% of the overall voter registration in CD3, and the real totals aren’t in. 31% of Burlington is...Read more

Josh Gottheimer: Our new Representative – How he did it. Part I

Josh Gottheimer (D) undertook a herculean task – to defeat a 14-year incumbent representative who had a powerful hold on CD5, a loyal following in the western part of his district, and multi-million dollar total contributions from financial institutions and...Read more

News Roundup and Open Thread For People in Shock Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Late last night or as we woke up this morning many of us were in shock, because we unexpectedly realized “something is happening, but you don’t know what it is, do you Mr. Jones?” I have lived in two countries...Read more

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