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News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015

Pope Francis in the United States. Our Catholic governor, who also wants to be a world leader, isn't much like him. Big, shiny new development coming to Camden waterfront via longtime business friends of Norcross. But there will again be questions of how much this will actually help the people of Camden. Show More Summary

Report: Chris Christie's brother Todd had Ashley Madison account - and an affair

Several sources, including In Touch Weekly, know primarily for celebrity gossip reporting, are reporting that Todd Christie, brother of Gov. Chris Christie and a key player in every one of his campaigns, had an Ashley Madison account and an affair with a woman he arranged through the site. Show More Summary

2016 General Election Presidential Debate Schedule - and DNC's Debate Mess

Here's the 2016 General Election debate schedule. The D and R nominees for president will meet 3 times, all at college campuses. VP nominees will meet once in Virginia. Sept. 26, 2016 at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Oct. 9, 2016 at Washington University in St. Show More Summary

Massive Norcross Hypocrisy: Competition Is Good For Schools, But Bad For Me

Jersey Jazzman posted this at his own excellent site just before the weekend. Yesterday, Camden parents protested the undemocratic privatization of their schools as personified by George Norcross. I thought this post was in order - Rosi...Show More Summary

Pope Francis in United States

As a child I was brought up in Argentina where the Catholic Mass was largely in Latin, and parishioners understood little or nothing of what was being said. I have many objections to the Roman Catholic Church starting with the hard-to-believe...Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

Rest in Peace Yogi Berra, Yankees Hall of Famer, Montclair resident and master of malaprop. Montclair State U. named their stadium for him. His death came 69 years to the day after his major league debut. "When you come to a fork in the road, take it." Ann Twomey, HPAE founder, welcomes Pope Francis: A Message of Hope for the Community of Labor. Show More Summary

Photo of the Day: Camden parents confront Norcross, Sweeney and Hespe

3 very different expressions on Steve Sweeney, Don Norcross, George Norcross as Camden parents confront them PHOTO: April Saul, Camden, NJ: A Spirit Invincible (on Facebook) Inside, a $35 ticket conference hosted by the New Jersey "School Choice" Education Reform Alliance (quote marks, mine). Show More Summary

Today is National Voter Registration Day

Just found out today is that day. Obv y'all are all registered, nice and tight. But you might know somebody who isn't... Or somebody who just moved... Or a kid in college who needs to vote there... Or a brand new citizen... Here are the forms for each NJ county. Show More Summary

QoTD: The Walker-Christie model

"Scott Walker's campaign may be dead, but his anti-working family policies live on in the candidacy of Chris Christie. Like Walker, Governor Christie has staked his bid on reflexive hostility to hardworking public servants and wrongheaded opposition to pro-family policies like raising the minimum wage and paid sick days. Show More Summary

Contested Assembly races

With the Assembly General Election only six weeks away on November 3, it's time to give the candidates attention and lend them support. Some races will be strongly contested. Plus, a few more Democrats in the Assembly would be nice. Don't expect Gov. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

Eternally hopeful. Bob Jordan at APP sees a post-debate door maybe opening for Christie, wider with Scott Walker's failures. Charles Stile disagrees that Christie benefits much from Walker's exit. 9% tax hike for Newark? Backroom convos about the budget. Show More Summary

Is the Governor a "Nefarious Devil?"

In his own words, Hal Bozarth of the Chemistry Council of New Jersey thinks not. That's why he's opposed to Senator Diane Allen's bill to regulate fracking waste in New Jersey. His contention is that a benevolent governor and a compliant Department of Environmental Protection will invariably keep the health of New Jersey citizens in the forefront. Show More Summary

A Senate Bill Nobody Likes

At the end of her testimony on a bill she is sponsoring, Senator Diane Allen noted that neither side on this contentious issue likes the bill, so it must be a good one. Senator Allen, one of a rare breed of sensible Republicans, introduced...Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Sept. 21, 2015

Pope Francis in Cuba. And Gov. Christie had something to say. Sweeney responds to Christie's "crazy liberal Democratic legislature" remark: Takes ownership of some of the worst policies of the Christie years. NJ adds a new tier for educators: 'Teacher Leader'. Show More Summary

Pope Francis in Cuba

A leading official Cuban newspaper is called Adelante: Primero con la Revolucion or in english Forward: The first in the Revolution - a nice name for a progressive paper. However, it's not progressive and most true revolutionaries reside in prison or outside the country. Show More Summary

Christie the Care Bear Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for September 19-20, 2015

Chris Christie is a Care Bear. Come on. You always knew it. This story is so New Jersey. Damn it. How GOP Gov. Chris Christie is crippling NJ's election ethics watchdog ELEC to protect "Democrat" Joe Joe DiVincenzo. Nearly 1 million people live in poverty in NJ. Show More Summary

"If a PhD in education can't follow legislative process, how can the average citizen?"

A Blue Jersey reader emailed me Friday with the above question. Indeed, the system is convoluted. She was concerned about a bill mentioned in my diary: The Assembly abets Christie to allow important bills to languish. The bill in question...Show More Summary

Chris Christie News: No One Cares

Yes, this is a screenshot from Chris Christie's campaign website right now, on their "news" link. I'm not going to link to it, you can find it for yourself, if they haven't already switched out their headline. The joke that tells itself isn't what Christie 2016 was going for, of course. Show More Summary

Planned Parenthood and abortion as excuses to close down the government

The U. S. Congress in its dilatory and dysfunctional fashion is once again running up against a deadline to fund the spending bill to avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month. In the House of Representatives the delaying tactic is over Planned Parenthood. Show More Summary

Andrea Bowen leaving Garden State Equality

Garden State Equality announced this morning that Andrea Bowen is leaving the organization. Bowen, known to friends as Andy, made history a little more than a year ago when she joined GSE and became the nation's first openly transgender executive director of a statewide LGBT civil rights organization. Show More Summary

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