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Remembering Sept. 11

Remembering Sept. 11

By Darryl R. Isherwood

The first thing I noticed was the smell. 

It wasn't a sickening smell of death and destruction that some of the more graphic accounts had described.  It was the smell of burning wires magnified 100 fold. From the first breath, it stuck in your throat and made your voice raspy.

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A tribute to Jack Sinagra

By Donald T. DiFrancesco

On Monday, I lost a very close and dear friend.

ln fact, many people lost a great friend. Senator Jack Sinagra left us way too soon.

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No IRS-like abuse at ELEC

By Jeff Brindle

Since the release of an inspector general’s audit in May, concerns have arisen over alleged partisan witch-hunts by staff members of the Internal Revenue Service.

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Buono's latest appearance on MSNBC

Democratic nominee for Governor Barbara Buono appeared on MSNBC last night, arguing that Gov. Chris Christie is singulalry driven by his ambition to land the GOP nomination for governor in 2016.

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Recapturing the Competitive Instincts of our Forefathers

By Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-Burlington)

When Rutgers University’s Board of Governors voted last month to raise tuition 3.3 percent amidst student outcry, the university’s vice president for budgeting, Nancy Winterbauer, said, “I know lots of them are struggling.

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The Loss of a Legend

By Bill Castner

Last night New Jersey lost a legend.  Alan Rosenthal will never be replaced, never be forgotten and -- by his beautiful wife Lynda, his family, his colleagues at Eagleton, his students, and hundreds of Democratic and Republican officeholders and nonpartisan staffers throughout the country to be sure -- will be missed forever.

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It's time to address climate change

By Peter Barnes

Last week, I watched as President Obama laid out his plan to stem therapid effects of climate change.  

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Bowser's Farewell

BY BOB BOWSER To the citizens of the great city of East Orange, I am eternally grateful that you have allowed me to serve as your Mayor for the past sixteen years.

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A Senator's Service

BY BRENDAN GILL I am deeply saddened by the passing of our senior United States Senator, Frank Lautenberg, whose years of dedicated service have left us all – as New Jerseyans and as Americans – better off.  

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Christie out of touch with women

By Joshua Henne

Today, Chris Christie is keynoting the Governor’s Conference For Women in Trenton.  Perhaps he should do more listening and less talking. Because while folks might say that Christie is a fighter, he’s made it painfully clear he’s not fighting for New Jersey’s women. In fact, he’s the one holding them back when it comes to both their health and fiscal well-being.

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: July 22nd

  Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich has died Union County today mourns the loss of the longest-serving sheriff in New Jersey history, who died last night at the age of 83. (Editor/PolitickerNJ) http://www.politickernj.com/77506/union-county-sheriff-ralph-froehlich-has-died     Cryan serving as acting Union County sheriff, poised to run in November ...

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Legislation needed to restore balance in election financing

By JEFF BRINDLE Much has been written about the magnitude of campaign spending by independent special interest groups.  But until now, there has been little discussion about the impact. During the 2012 Presidential and Congressional contests,... Read More >

Contributors

The Perry-Paul Debate is Healthy for the GOP – and for America  The foreign policy debate in the media between prospective GOP Presidential candidates Texas Governor Rick Perry and... more »
(7-16-14) Casinos in Jersey City, Not Sports Betting - Just as the US. Supreme Court was saying no to sports betting in New Jersey, a former Reebok chief executive... more »
(Washington DC)-- Two recent votes on Capitol Hill suggest an overdue and radical departure from our nation's Draconian and costly War on Drugs.  It's a long-overdue discussion (and not just... more »
New Jersey 2014 Primary Day Recap (6/4/14) - By the numbers. Worth the read for those interested in GOTV targeting and ballot position logistics.... more »

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