New Jersey Marriage Equality Advocates Are Heading Back to Court

By: Monday July 1, 2013 9:25 am

Advocates for same-sex marriage in New Jersey are heading back to court on Wednesday in an effort to invalidate New Jersey’s discriminatory heterosexuals-only marriage law.

States With Civil Unions Are Depriving Gay Couples of Federal Marriage Benefits

By: Thursday June 27, 2013 4:00 pm

With section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) invalidated, civil unions, once a cup half full, are now a cup half empty.

On Wednesday the U. S. Supreme Court ruled as unconstitutional the section of DOMA that defined marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman for federal legal purposes. This means that married same-sex couples may now access the more than 1,100 federal benefits and protections that DOMA previously denied them.

Christie and Booker Both Hold Commanding Leads

By: Monday June 17, 2013 6:30 pm

Two of the significant elections taking place this year are the New Jersey gubernatorial race and the New Jersey special Senate election. Neither looks like it will be very competitive.

NJ: Christie and Booker Both Hold Commanding Leads

By: Monday June 10, 2013 8:30 am

Two of the significant elections taking place this year are the New Jersey gubernatorial race and the New Jersey special Senate election. Neither looks like it will be very competitive.

Geraldo Rivera Will Not Splatter His Man Juice on Jersey

By: Friday June 7, 2013 6:00 pm

Much to the dismay of bloggers, late night comedians, and LOTR fanboys, battered knight errant and Fox orc Geraldo Rivera is keeping his sword sheathed and will not fight for the honor of the faire and delicate hande of New Jerseye.

NJ Sen: Gov. Christie Calls for Quick Special Election

By: Tuesday June 4, 2013 4:22 pm

Governor Chris Christie (R) decided to move as fast as possible to let the people of New Jersey choose a replacement for Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D) who recently passed away. During a press conference Tuesday afternoon Christie announced that the special election would take place on October 16th, with the primary to be held on August 13th.

The FBI’s Political Decision to Put Assata Shakur on Its List of ‘Most Wanted Terrorists’

By: Saturday May 4, 2013 10:40 am

The FBI has added former Black Panther and former member of the Black Liberation Army, Assata Shakur, to its “most wanted terrorist” list. The decision is political and clearly aimed at the Cuban government, which granted political asylum to her after she escaped from prison in 1979. It also is an escalation of the government’s demonization of her for continuing to openly espouse radical political views, while in exile outside of the United States.

Mayor Says Sex in Government Office and Campaign Finance Violations Are a Private Issue

By: Saturday May 4, 2013 7:54 am

Embattled East Orange New Jersey Mayor Robert Bowser has an interesting theory. In a press conference on Friday Mayor Bowser told reporters that his admission of a sexual affair with a subordinate in a sexual harassment deposition is a private issue and belongs between him and his wife. The mayor read a prepared statement and refused to answer any questions as a spokesman referred reporters to a written form of the statement the mayor gave and the contact information for the mayor’s lawyer.

But is this a reasonable assertion?

NJ Gov: Christie in Extremely Strong Re-election Position

By: Wednesday January 23, 2013 8:45 am

One of the only important elections taking place this year is the New Jersey gubernatorial race, and at this point it doesn’t look like much of a contest. Incumbent Chris Christie (R) is currently in an extremely strong position as he seeks another term according to a new Quinnipiac poll.

Toxic Train Wreck Exposes Weakness in Federal Chemical Policy

By: Saturday December 15, 2012 7:53 am

In late November, while other parts of New Jersey were recovering from the superstorm, the quiet town of Paulsboro was blindsided by a very unnatural disaster. A train derailed while crossing a local bridge, sending freight cars tumbling into the water below and releasing a toxic swirl of the flammable gas known as vinyl chloride, used to make PVC plastics. In the following days, chaos ensued as residents hurriedly evacuated. Authorities struggled to manage the emergency respons, leaving people confused and frustrated by a lack of official communicationabout hazards.

Though the derailment came as a shock to residents, this was an accident waiting to happen.

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