Blog Profile / Blue Jersey


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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

News Roundup & Open Thread Back to Work Edition for January 3, 2017

If you’re lucky enough to have a job and lucky enough to get the holidays off, today is back to work day. It’s also back to work day for the U.S. Congress as the 115th Congress convenes today. And while...Read more

First News Roundup & Open Thread of 2017 – Monday, Jan. 2, 2016

We have more power than we realize. We are more alike than we are different. Put my faith in you. Trump Resistance begins. ????This is an open thread, 2017 is here.  UPDATE (to link below): As of New Year’s Day, no...Read more

2017

We have more power than we realize. We are more alike than we are different. Put my faith in you. Trump Resistance begins. ????

My favorite moment of 2016, Bonnie Watson Coleman: “I’m here because Blue Jersey told me you were here.”

I was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention for Bernie Sanders, which was a privilege. For that, I have to thank my candidate in the primary, for whom my respect is immense and not at all dimmed by our...Read more

3 weeks from President Trump: Searching for signs of intelligent life in the universe

Andromeda Galaxy, more than 2 million light years away,  as seen through the NASA Hubble Space Telescope. 92 years ago today – Dec. 30, 1924 – astronomer Edwin Hubble revealed to the world that we are not the center of the universe,...Read more

Top Ten Political Predictions that will NOT happen in 2017

Governor Christie resigns early in order to become Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Senator Menendez accepts Donald Trump’s appointment as Ambassador to Cuba. A Democrat is elected to a county-wide office in Burlington County. Someone other than Phil Murphy is...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday Dec. 30, 2016

    Gov. Christie has ordered state flags at half-staff Saturday for NJ State Police Lieutenant William G. Fearon, who has died of malignant brain tumor attributed to his response to the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. “Bring your...Read more

Good for the Cub Scout troop that wants 8-year-old Joe Maldonado

I can’t claim to know much about scouting; I was a Brownie dropout. But last year, I was talking with a Girl Scout leader about Boy Scouts of America vs. [James] Dale, the NJ case that had a seismic impact on the Scouts...Read more

El jueves en español ¿Oye como va? el 29 de diciembre, 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, Dec. 29, 2016

I’m just back late last night from a week in Ohio. What’s up, Blue Jersey?  Embarrassed by the widely-viewed 24-hour House Democrat sit-in to force a vote on gun control legislation this year, House Republicans now move to block live streaming and...Read more

Donald Trump: Chris Christie on Steroids

Not every Trump supporter is a crazy racist. I have friends who are intelligent, patriotic Americans who support Trump. While I can’t get into their minds, their general rationale is that our government is so screwed up, we should give...Read more

An Open Letter to @GovChristie

Cross-posted from Marie’s site. Promoted by Rosi. “And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make” ~ The Beatles   Dear Gov. Christie, I hear you’re very upset about your book deal failing. You said the legislation wasn’t...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, December 28, 2016

N.J.’s political winners and losers of 2016: Winners: #1. Congressman-elect Josh Gottheimer, and Losers: #1 Chris Christie. (Brigid Callahan Harrison) On January 1 New Jersey’s minimum wage will rise by only 0.7 percent to $8.44. There is clearly more work to be...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Tis the Season to Redeem Gift Cards and Exchange Socks. NJ shopping malls are hit with the post-Christmas rush. More popular than François Hollande, the New York Times chronicles Chris Christie’s return to the state that he devastated. You’re less likely...Read more

NJ leaders for and from diverse communities

As 2016 comes to an end and we enjoy the Holiday let’s celebrate the large number of New Jerseyans who now provide leadership for and from diverse communities. Here are just a few of them:  Assad Akhter: Former Rep. Bill...Read more

The 2016 Deci Awards

It’s been a long-standing tradition for the past 3 hours to announce the Deciminyan Awards (“Decis”) to the year’s most deserving New Jersey elected officials and political activists in several categories. So here they are: The Energizer Bunny Hardest Worker...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, Dec. 23, 2016

Short Roundup this morning, cats ’n kittens. Holiday family stuff just descended on my house. Above, Trump’s golf joint in Bedminster. You’re going to be seeing a lot of that.  REFORMING THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY Keith Ellison & Bernie Sanders: How to...Read more

New Jersey’s Heroin Crisis: Is Narcan Helping?

I’ve long been a critic of the sort of, celebratory rhetoric that sometimes surrounds Narcan. Why? Because our society should not even be here. We should not be celebrating that we’ve systemically let an addiction epidemic get so out of...Read more

El jueves en español ¿Oye como va? el 22 de diciembre, 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

“Disclosure: Donald Trump is the father-in-law of Jared Kushner”

As I sipped my coffee and enjoyed my daily routine of morning iPhone-ing as I made sure my kids were fed, the dog was walked and my laces were tied, I consumed articles about how this election sucked (we know) and...Read more

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