By Darryl R. Isherwood | December 21st, 2012 - 2:56pm
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Below is our 2012 Year in Review.  

It is a comprehensive look at the past 12 months  - its ups, downs, winners, losers , victories and stumbles.

As always, we tried to include everyone who participated in this year's circus.

If you're in here, please remember this document is subjective and in most cases meant all in good fun.  So if you're happy with it, we'd love to hear from you. If not? We're on vacation and will be back sometime in 2013.  We'll call you back then.

One point we'd like to make.  The murders in Newtown one week ago were among the most devastating tragedies this country has faced in years.  They effected not just the community in Connecticut, but an entire country.  Let's hope that true change comes out of unspeakable tragedy.

With that in mind, I'd like to ask that all of you remember the Newtown victims and their families in whatever way you see fit this holiday season.  

 

Merry Christimas, Happy Hannukah and Happy New Year to all our loyal readers!

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The Back Room

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Wake-Up Call

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Op-Ed

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Contributors

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Quote of the Day

quote of the day

"Enlisting Fox is another reminder of how much Christie has truly relied on insiders, including Democrats, to bolster his agenda or bail him out of trouble. Not long after arriving in Trenton in 2009, Christie began collaborating with George Norcross, the deeply entrenched Democratic Party kingmaker, to help him cut deals with a Democratic-controlled Legislature.
When his close ally David Samson resigned as chairman of the Port Authority over conflict-of-interest questions earlier this year, Christie replaced Samson with John Degnan, a pillar of the Democratic Party establishment. And now, confronted with a crisis, Christie has turned to “Jamie,’’ as Fox has been known throughout political circles since he began as an aide in the Democratic Senate in the 1980s." - columnist Charles Stile

- The Bergen Record

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