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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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Will All Female Gubernatorial Ticket Shatter the Glass Ceiling?

(7-31-13) Will All Female Gubernatorial Ticket Shatter the Glass Ceiling? - In 2013, an all female gubernatorial ticket should not be front-page news. However, Democrats Barbara Buono and Milly Silva could make history if they are able to unseat Governor Chris Christie.

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Will Nation Follow New Jersey’s Lead on Warrant Requirement for Cell Phone Tracking?

(7-24-2013) Will Nation Follow New Jersey’s Lead on Warrant Requirement for Cell Phone Tracking? - Police must obtain a warrant in order to track a person’s cell phone location, according to the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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Appellate Division Throws Out Mayoral “Tie” Votes in Council Vacancies

(7-18-13) Appellate Division Throws Out Mayoral “Tie” Votes in Council Vacancies - The Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court recently slapped down the Mayor of Hoboken for attempting to cast a “tie” vote to fill a vacancy on the City Council.

 

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Same-Sex Marriage Decision Leaves Questions for Employers

Same-Sex Marriage Decision Leaves Questions for Employers
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(7-10-13) Same-Sex Marriage Decision Leaves Questions for Employers - While DOMA was only one federal law, its implications are far-reaching.

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The Back Room

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We already put the 'quote of the day' together, but New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd has a line that goes into the pile of Her Eminence's greatest hits.

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: August 27th

One night in Clifton: Pascrell town hall crystallizes New Jersey's side of Arab-Jewish divide CLIFTON – It was the typical crowd with black yarmulkes and leopard-patterned hijab sprinkled among uncovered bald heads – Ukrainian, Turkish, Polish – Spanish Flamenco-style hair pulled back and framed by loop earrings and at...

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White House’s Tuition Challenge Being Met in NJ

By MICHAEL W. KLEIN In his weekly radio address on August 16, President Obama challenged colleges “to do their part to bring down costs” and lighten the tuition burden on students.  The state colleges and universities in New Jersey have... Read More >

Contributors

(8-27-14) All Americans Should Support Gov. Perry - Political prosecutions have no place in American life. Those who use the justice system as they are using it in Texas... more »
(Asbury Park, NJ) -- There's a word for someone who says one thing and does another: hypocrite.  There's no shortage of 'em in Trenton -- from ... more »
    My Richard Nixon Ambivalence   Today is the fortieth anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s resignation address to the nation on August 8, 1974. At that time, I was ambivalent about... more »
 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »

Quote of the Day

quote of the day

“Israelis don’t want peace more than the Palestinians, Palestinians don’t want peace more than the Israelis, but I do know one thing: Hamas is a terrorist organization.” - U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-9), Paterson.

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