New Jersey and Sports Betting: A Losing Proposition
The state of New Jersey has entered an appeal to the United States Supreme Court over sports betting. This was done at the apparent insistence of the Christie administration in conjunction with some state legislators who are in favor of sports betting. Being a resident and voter in New Jersey and having worked in the gaming industry in the state with knowledge of the law | Read More »
Congress’s Least Influential Lawmaker, Rob Andrews Steps Aside
For nearly my entire life, the place I call home has had one Congressman. That Congressman, Rob Andrews (D,NJ-01) announced today that he will resign after holding the office for 23 years to join a Philadelphia based law firm. Congressman Andrews district houses most of Camden County and includes the City of Camden, making it one of the most reliably blue districts in the state. In | Read More »
Rob Andrews (D, New Jersey-01) cuts and runs. While still under an House Ethics investigation.
Gee. I wonder why. Rep. Robert E. Andrews, D-N.J., will resign from Congress this month to take a job with a Philadelphia Law Firm, according to a report from the Philadelphia Inquirer. Andrews, a Pelosi ally, is scheduled to host an 11:30 a.m. press conference in his southern New Jersey district, the newspaper also reported. The 12-term Democrat is currently under investigation by the House | Read More »
This is an Easy Fix by Chris Christie
First, it actually is pretty brilliant that Christie came out using Barack Obama’s standard excuse of not knowing and being misled. That’s well played.Second, this is such an easy fix. Christie can turn it around quickly. He needs to follow through and see that heads roll. Then he can point out that he has actually fired people, unlike President Obama.This may be the rough and | Read More »
The Politics of A–holes
The media that built up Chris Christie as the salvation of the GOP is turning on him in the lead up to Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign announcement. It is what it is. The media does this routinely. The story of the day is Chris Christie’s staff behaving badly, possibly at his direction, to hurt elected officials who did not back Christie. Private messages between Governor’s | Read More »
Governor Christie, A Man on a Mission
I have never liked Christie politically, still do not. I believe to this day his disgusting pandering to Obama created a turn in public attitude towards the biggest loser ever to sit in the presidential office and contributed to his momentum in the polls and his eventual win. But I have always liked his in your face take no prisoner approach. It is this type | Read More »
Chris Christie would be a Terrible Nominee
After Chris Christie’s massive victory in New Jersey earlier this November, many people have begun shilling for “Christie 2016″ some of these people are conservatives that I respect, who apparently think Christie is an improvement over Mitt. That or they truly believe only he can win, and that he will govern more conservatively as POTUS then he has as Governor. I personally believe that not | Read More »
Does Chris Christie relate to Joe the Plumber?
The other day, with no prompting from myself mind you, Howard Kurtz was babbling on about the big Chris Christie re-election in New Jersey and saying how he did it and why and what the people think and how this will effect his chances for the presidency in 2016 and bla, bla, bla, bla, bla, bla Joe the Plumber… – wait, what? Yeah, in between | Read More »
The Lessons of Early November
With the smoke clearing from last week’s elections, it’s important to go back through and make sense of the chaos. Yes, most of these points have been made, but I’ll also wager we as a community haven’t properly addressed what they could mean one year from now and three years from now. There was a notable Republican victory and a notable Republican loss last week. | Read More »
Chris Christie: The Sound and the Fury
New Jerseyans have a reputation of talking a good game and Governor Chris Christie sure lives up to that reputation. His ability to win re-election by such a large margin in a blue state like New Jersey is certainly something he should be proud of, and, of course, he is urging everybody to share in his pride. Christie also seems to have a severe case | Read More »
The Inevitable Election Day Post-Mortems
As expected, the inevitable analysis regarding the races for Governor in New Jersey and Virginia has begun. As predicted, that analysis was thus: the way for Republicans to win is through moderation. Nowhere is the dichotomy in analysis more evident than in these divergent headlines from media competitors CNN and Fox News. The CNN headline: “Right Wing ideologue burns Republicans in Virginia.” The Fox headline: | Read More »
Erick Erickson on Virginia, Tea Party vs Establishment and 2014
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Erick Erickson to discuss last night’s election results in Virginia and New Jersey, the continuing Tea Party vs. GOP establishment battle at the ballot box and a preview of key races for 2014.
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Election Day in Virginia and New Jersey
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss election day in Virginia and New Jersey, what a Chris Christie victory means for 2016 and if Ken Cuccinelli can pull out a victory in the closing hours of the Virginia Governor’s race.
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If you can vote in the Princeton, NJ Council election, vote for @Fausta.
Every election is important: Democrat incumbents Jenny Crumiller and Patrick Simon face Republican challenger Fausta Rodriguez Wertz next week in a contest for two three-year-term seats on the Princeton Council. Fausta is a woman and blogger of excellent character and intelligence, long known to me; and she would make an excellent addition to the Princeton Council. If you can vote in that election, I urge | Read More »
2013 Ballot Questions- Part 8: New Jersey and the Minimum Wage
New Jersey’s Proposal #2- a $1 increase in the hourly minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.25 plus future increases linked to inflation- will be watched by other states this year. This effort in New Jersey is being pushed by the Raise the Wage Campaign, a program of the National Employment Law Project. They are attempting similar measures in Massachusetts, Maryland, South Dakota, Alaska, Illinois, Minnesota, | Read More »