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Should New Jersey Judge Be Forced To Quit His Day Job?

(9-25-13) Should New Jersey Judge Be Forced To Quit His Day Job? - When it comes to Vincent Sicari’s comedy act, the New Jersey Supreme Court did not get the joke.

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“Jersey Strong” is Just a Slogan

“Jersey Strong” is Just a Slogan

(9-18-13) “Jersey Strong” is Just a Slogan - The tragic fire in Seaside Park brought public attention once again to the disconnect between the sad plight of the residents of the Jersey Shore communities and the taxpayer-paid marketing campaign.

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Behind the Buzz: Text Sender Claims Will Be Difficult to Prove

9-4-13 Behind the Buzz: Text Sender Claims Will Be Difficult to Prove - While efforts to deter distracted driving should be encouraged, the enormous buzz surrounding a New Jersey court decision regarding text sender liability leaves out a very important consideration.

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Will Football Kill the American Dream?

(8-28-13) Will Football Kill the American Dream? - Football may be America’s pastime, but the New York Jets and New York Giants are fighting hard to derail the American Dream project.

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Taking Politics Out of the NJ Judicial Nomination Process

(8-21-13) Taking Politics Out of the NJ Judicial Nomination Process - While Gov. Chris Christie may have broken with tradition (twice) by failing to nominate state Supreme Court justices for tenure, there is no evidence that his actions were “political” or that there is any impact on the strong independent judiciary in New Jersey.

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Does Chris Christie Have the Winning Formula for 2016?

In a closed-door meeting with the Republican National Committee in Boston on August 15, Chris Christie laid out the template of how the Republicans can capture the White House in 2016. According to the Wall Street Journal, Christie made the case for “a pragmatic form of conservatism.” 

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Eck's strong finish, Lonegan's opportunity

Despite losing to perennial candidate Steve Lonegan in the Republican United States Senate primary on August 13, first-time candidate Dr. Alieta Eck garnered 21% of the vote.  With virtually no statewide name recognition and a paltry campaign war chest, Alieta received nearly 30,000 votes.

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Should Twitter Be Liable for Hate Speech?

(8-14-13) Should Twitter Be Liable for Hate Speech? - Twitter recently announced a new policy designed to combat threatening and abusive content.

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Let Them Drink Booze: New Jersey Starts to Unwind Complex Alcohol Prohibitions

(8-6-13) Let Them Drink Booze: New Jersey Starts to Unwind Complex Alcohol Prohibitions - The New Jersey legislature continues to make steps towards relaxing restrictions on small businesses that want to make and sell their own beer, wine, and spirits.

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Chris Christie needs a constitutional lesson

Out in Aspen last week, Governor Chris Christie praised President Obama for continuing some of the policies of President Bush.  Christie said:  “President Obama has done nothing to change the policies of the Bush administration in the war on terrorism. And I mean practically nothing… And you know why? Cause they work.”

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: October 1st

Bergen County Freeholder forum mostly convivial, but at times confrontational TEANECK - The Bergen County freeholder forum on Tuesday night was a relatively collegial affair until the final two minutes on the 90-minute event. Republican freeholder candidate Robert Avery, flanked by fellow GOP freeholder candidate Bernadette Coghlan-Walsh, referred to...

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Legislation needed for publicly financed gubernatorial elections

By JEFF BRINDLE It is critical that the Legislature soon enact a pending bill that would ensure the state’s Gubernatorial Public Financing Program is available in the event of a special election for governor.  Not only is there no current legal... Read More >

Contributors

(10-1-14) Mayor Fulop’s Working Family Rebellion Spreads - What began as a commitment between Mayor Steve Fulop and the people of Jersey City is fast becoming a movement spreading... more »
In tribute to John Sheridan, a good and great man     I first learned late last night from television news that John P. Sheridan, Jr. and his wife, Joyce had... more »
(Trenton, NJ) --  On September 23, 2015 I shall dig this up and eat whatever crow I've got coming, but in the meantime only a listicle... more »
 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »

Quote of the Day

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"I see Loretta Weinberg in the back of the room. Loretta, you have my eternal admiration for what you did to rid the Democratic Party of a certain political boss. However, not everyone shares that distinction." - Bergen County Republican Freeholder candidate Robert Avery

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