Blog Profile / Blue Jersey

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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

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Ten miles from me, here in Hunterdon’s Whitelandia, a Black mom’s life is threatened – the anonymous note signed Ku Klux Klan

Ten miles from my house, in my county, the young mother of a 6-year-old boy is on edge right now because she got a note at her door threatening to murder her if she dares to go outside. It’s signed...Read more

Only 7 Days to our General Election, so what could go wrong?

All signs point toward Phil Murphy winning the governorship, Democrats maintaining control of the legislature, and passage of the two worthwhile Public Questions. But only death and taxes are a given. Plenty may yet go wrong. Everything from the possible...Read more

Halloween News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017

Smart girls in glasses: Hidden Figures Halloween girls. Hat/tip Christy Davis Jackson TROUBLE IN TRUMPVILLE Did he wear a wire? Papadopoulos’ guilty plea is a much bigger problem for Trump than Manafort’s indictment Robert Mueller – the most powerful man...Read more

George Youngkin for Senate

Tonight, we presented a live stream Q&A with District 8 Democratic Senate candidate George Youngkin. He’s running against two-term Senator Dawn Addiego whose career in Trenton is unblemished by accomplishment. Youngkin is running alone, without any financial support from the...Read more

Livestream: George Youngkin for Senate Q&A

Tonight from 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM, District 8 Democratic candidate for New Jersey Senate George Youngkin will answer questions. Send your question to Harriette Cohen, a Burlington County Democratic committeemember is the moderator.

TONIGHT 8pm: LIVE Q & A with LD8 State Senate candidate George Youngkin

Tonight at 8pm – Deciminyan will have a LIVE Q&A session with LD8 NJ Senate candidate George Youngkin. Ask George anything by sending an email to Tune in on the Youngkin Merlino Schwartz for New Jersey Facebook page or...Read more

Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Ban On Transgender Service Members: Two NJ vets weigh in

The headline above, from Washington Post, is all for context. If you want to learn about priorities in this country’s spending, and who is served  – and I include the willing spending on Viagra over pregnancy and birth control costs –...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Oct. 30, 2017

Phil Murphy’s in an endorsement and polling sweet spot 8 days out. Photo: Todd Heisler, NYT UPDATE: Paul Manafort turning himself in to Mueller has surrendered. Statement from the special counsel’s office:   Of COURSE. Officials who walked of the field when players...Read more

Hurricane Sandy 5 Year Anniversary Weekend News Roundup for Oct. 28-29, 2017

SANDY – 5 YEARS AFTER LANDFALL This was the zenith of Chris Christie’s powers and national reputation; briefly the nation’s governor. He put on a fleece jacket, and was everywhere, talking to people, hugging children, promising it would be OK....Read more

Flags in NJ & USA: It’s complicated

As historian Whitney Smith points out, Flags stream gallantly throughout history – on spears and masts, fluttering from towers and connected to poles. Flags have stood at the center of our ideas, achievements, aspirations, and hope. They appear beside heads...Read more

Phil Murphy on Pod Save America

This week, Phil Murphy is on Pod Save America — a politics podcast featuring four former aides to President Obama. The interview starts at 59:45. For those who have followed the campaign, the messaging should be familiar — Murphy clearly...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, Oct. 27, 2017

CAMPAIGNS In LD25, (photo above), the local paper urges an all-GOP district now be ripped by 2 Democrats and 1 Republican. The Observer-Tribune endorsed Democrat Dr. Lisa Bhimani over Republican Senator Anthony Bucco. And in the Assembly race, urges re-election of Bucco’s...Read more

#TBT When the Star-Ledger Endorsed Chris Christie

Four years and six days ago, the Star-Ledger offered its notoriously confused, convoluted endorsement of the worst governor in recent memory. This was the governor responsible for not only closing the busiest bridge in the world over petty politics, but also...Read more

Rep. Frelinghuysen, our lone Republican votes to end federal deductions on NJ State and local taxes

On your Federal income tax return for many years you have been able to deduct state and local taxes for Income Tax (or General Sales Tax) and Real Estate Taxes. In our high tax state this can easily exceed $10,000...Read more

Grassroots Progressives, Indivisible, and Negotiating with the Democratic Party

At the center of the debate over the future of the Democratic Party, both here and nationally, are progressive groups such as Indivisible that have rapidly gained influence as grassroots opposition to Trump. Earlier this month, the New York Times highlighted the role...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017

Wearing the triangle of Evropa, now recruiting at Rutgers, this tiki torch pipsqueak caught on camera in Charlottesville.  Now recruiting on the Rutgers campus: White supremacist group Evropa, at the same time a hand-written sign is posted: Black Lives Don’t...Read more

LD21: #ThisGuy Chris Christie co-stars (not that he wants to) in Lacey Rzeszowski’s super-effective web ads – nailing him on issue after issue

I think better than anyone else, LD21 Dem challenger Lacey Rzeszowski has weaponized the universally despised Christie against the Republican incumbents she’s running to unseat. She’s got this series of video spots called #ThisGuy, with a life-sized cardboard cutout of the Guv...Read more

Gold Star father Khizr Khan for Phil Murphy – in Princeton and now also Collingswood on Thursday

Phil Murphy’s campaign has added another event alongside Khizr Khan, Gold Star father of Army Captain Humayun Khan, killed in Iraq. Collingswood, like Princeton where Khan is scheduled to speak Thursday afternoon (details here), is solid Democratic territory. This time, Khan will...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, October 25, 2017

GUBERNATORIAL RACE “Too many of us were AWOL in non-presidential election years,” warns former president Bill Clinton while stumping for Phil Murphy in Paramus, and he calls out Guadagno over her immigration ad. Phil Murphy vows to sign a series of sweeping...Read more

Khizr Khan, father of soldier KIA in Iraq War, to Princeton for Phil Murphy, joins long list of famous names

Al Gore. (Rally, Ocean Twp) Hillary Clinton. (Sunday, Harrison, high dollar, closed to press) Bill Clinton. (Rally, Paramus, 5pm) Barack Obama. (Rally, Newark, telling Jersey it’s important) Joe Biden. (Rally, Edison, slamming Guadagno’s racist ad) Khizr Khan. (Coming Thursday, Princeton, just announced) This list...Read more

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