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Blog Profile / Blue Jersey

Filed Under:US Politics / Liberal
Posts on Regator:13009
Posts / Week:37.6
Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

PNJ Doubles Down On Blasting Democrats

promoted by Rosi We know we just wrote on this issue, but Politicker followed up its condemnation of Democrats for not being able to "pry" away votes by accusing Democrats of not wanting to get the votes so they could score political points. Show More Summary

Camden parents protest "Urban Hope Act" outside Assembly Session

A group of Camden parents is walking the halls of the New Jersey legislature today in advance of the Assembly's vote in this afternoon's session on the "Urban Hope Act". I'm told by the parents that they've been unable to talk to voting...Show More Summary

The Danger of a Single Edu-Story

After several of us posted about an education bloggers meeting we had here in NJ with newly-elected NEA president Lily Eskelsen Garcia, Okaikor raised the question of why there were no black educators there. I thought it was a good question, particularly for NJEA to be invited to respond to, but for all of us attendees to consider, too. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

For a Worker With Little Time Between 3 Jobs, a Nap Has Fatal Consequences New York Times profiles Marie Fernandes, who fed leftover bagels to the birds, paid for coffee and donuts for a homeless man even when she was behind on her own...Show More Summary

Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for Sept. 27-28, 2014

Today's roundup is brought to you by the mighty cranberry. And the Atlantic horseshoe crab. I'm going to go out on a limb and say I doubt Cami Anderson reads Or Salon. Because if she did she should be ashamed of this piece...Show More Summary

Evidence Shows NJ's Urban Hope Act Unlikely To Work

Cross-posted from Jersey Jazzman. The Urban Hope Act, which will greatly expand charter school enrollment in Camden, overwhelmingly passed the Senate this week following Governor Chris Christie's conditional veto. The bill now headsShow More Summary

NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia has no time to be patient - Part III

Cross-posted with Marie Corfield blog. Promoted by Rosi. 'Absurd' 'Idiotic' 'Toxic' 'Voodoo' 'Abusive' These are all words NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia used to describe education 'reform'-particularly standardized testing-in her recent 90-minute meeting with NJ ed bloggers, and quite frankly, they were music to my ears. Show More Summary

Five Things Christie's pension commission Does NOT want NJ residents to know

Matt Arco in his "dumb it down" and "keep it simple" Star-Ledger article today writes about 5 things Chris Christie's pension commission wants New Jersey residents to know. The commission report issued yesterday had nothing new to tell...Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

New Jersey in WWII and WWIII Curious? You think your job is rough? How'd you like to have this guy's job? Longtime rival of Brian Stack arrested, accused of threatening mayor and saying he'd 'shoot someone' Jose Falto was arrested Wednesday...Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Campaigns CD2: Dem Bill Hughes Jr. says Frank LoBiondo misrepresented Hughes' position on the ACA in recent mailings, saying the congressman was "desperate to save his own job." Big empty room, blots on the carpet where the desks used...Show More Summary

Update: Bonnie Watson Coleman Money Blitz

Bonnie Watson Coleman's deep into a 24-hour crowdsourcing of campaign funding called a Money Blitz. People are contributing what they can to drive it, then sharing friend-to-friend by email, phone call and Twitter to ask their own friends to kick in. Show More Summary

Thank you, Robert, for helping to power Bonnie Watson Coleman to Congress

Shout out to Bonnie Watson Coleman campaign staffer Robert Field, who captained only the 3rd 24-hour money blitz in NJ campaign history, raising more than $7k mostly with small-dollar donations as intended, and creating an event that...Show More Summary

New Jersey in WWII and WWIII

There are obvious differences between the war we are fighting now and World War II, but they both are wars and they share similarities. New Jersey like most of the nation in the late 30's and early 40's was hesitant, and often strongly against entering another war. Show More Summary

Star-Ledger's stripped-down newsroom, saddest photo ever

We've had our differences with Star-Ledger editorial page editor Tom Moran. But this isn't about that. We've sometimes excoriated the Ledger and sometimes lifted it up. It's deserved both. But it's not about that. We've bemoaned theShow More Summary

This Sunday, Women for Cho Rally

promoted by Rosi Northern New Jersey Women Please Join N.J. State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg to RALLY for ROY! Date: Sunday, September 28th, 2014 Time: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Location: IBEW Local 164 Hall 205 Robin Road, Paramus, NJ 07652

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Claim you know nothing, and maybe the buck will stop somewhere else From Salon: Roger Goodell, Chris Christie and the ultimate managerial cop-out: 'The question is: Is the "I didn't know about the mayhem on my watch" excuse really aShow More Summary

Cory Booker ad: "True"

Familiar Booker themes of common ground, bi-partisanship and "it's not about right or left" here. Though I guarantee some folks in Newark are going to take issue with his claim of supporting public schools... As usual with Sen. Booker, a mix, delivered with such ease that it looks smooth, effortless and sincere. Show More Summary

OK, who needs to register to vote?

National Voter Registration Day. Here are links to help you register somebody, or to update your own registration: NJ Division of Elections - forms for each county, in English & Spanish. Additional useful info at Division of Elections: Voting info for military and civilians overseas County election officials. Show More Summary

Congressman Chris Smith Does Not Support Expanded Background Checks

Diary rescue from Sunday. This is Francee's first post at Blue Jersey. You might like to know that every Democrat in the NJ House delegation is a co-sponsor of this HR-1565, backed by the Brady Campaign, founded by President Reagan's late press secretary James Brady and his wife Sarah. Show More Summary

Deep Thoughts: Chris Christie is Definitely a Trenton Outsider

Mmm hmm. Promoted by Rosi. He's usually in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Texas or anywhere else other than Trenton where he has a job.

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