While there may (or may not) be a need in the near future to write a political obituary for Cory Booker it should be more inclusive and accurate than the recap published by the Daily Beast titled The Ugly Truth About Cory Booker, New Jersey’s Golden Boy by Olivia Nuzzi. Nuzzi correctly notes that much of Booker’s popularity is built on hype and that his actual record as a mayor leaves a lot to be desired, but she also claims “few outside Newark noticed”and credits a right wing opposition researcher and writer and those of his views as the “only people” taking Booker to task for his record of mediocrity verging on venality.
|By: DSWright Wednesday October 29, 2014 2:25 pm|
|By: Peter Van Buren Monday October 27, 2014 10:18 am|
New York, New Jersey, Illinois and Florida this week instituted mandatory confinement for certain people exposed to ebola.
Is it legal for a state (or the federal) government to detain and quarantine you against your will for health reasons? Yes. Has this sort of thing been done before? Yes. Will it be effective? No. Is it just a political ploy to garner votes from a panicked public? Oh my yes.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday July 23, 2014 8:56 am|
The results of a Justice Department (DOJ) investigation into the Newark Police Department show the police force engages in a routine pattern of unconstitutional policing. Police illegally stop thousands of pedestrians without articulating any “reasonable suspicion” for stopping them. They unconstitutionally arrest people, and the department’s lawless policing disproportionately affects black residents.
|By: DSWright Wednesday July 16, 2014 2:15 pm|
Though other scandals may be more prominent in New Jersey at present, the investigation into the corrupt practices of the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation (NWCDC) is slowly but surely making progress with Senator Cory Booker coming under scrutiny. The NWCDC was charged with managing Newark’s water and was paid by the City of Newark $10 million a year to ensure the city had access to potable water.
|By: DSWright Monday May 19, 2014 10:55 am|
While much of the corporate media – particularly the now ex-Newark Star Ledger – ignored the forces behind “education reform” in Newark, journalist Max Blumenthal decided to actually investigate.
|By: DSWright Wednesday May 14, 2014 2:20 pm|
In fact, between 2010 and 2012 over $20 million of Facebook’s gift and matching funds was sucked into Team Booker’s corrupt vortex. Instead of going to help the children of Newark the money went to the juiced in hacks and crass business interests that have been trying to bulldoze public education throughout America.
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:00 pm|
Basketball superstar and Buick spokesperson Shaquille O’Neal just threw his weight behind Chris Christie in the New Jersey governor’s race, creating an endorsement video. O’Neal offered to record a commercial for the governor who took him up on it. The two recently hung out at at a youth event launching “Just Play,” a new state program designed to combat gang violence.
|By: DSWright Monday September 23, 2013 9:25 am|
It all started with “T-Bone”, a story Booker told about a drug dealer who first threatened Booker’s life only to later breakdown crying and asking Booker for help in turning his own life around. The problem? By all accounts there is no T-Bone. No steak name-sake exists.
|By: DSWright Wednesday April 10, 2013 10:45 am|
Though Governor Chris Christie refers to students protesting his privatization plans as drug mules, the students of Newark decided yesterday to stand up for their right to an education and walked out of class to protest the attack on their public school system.
|By: DSWright Wednesday December 26, 2012 10:20 am|
A Superior Court judge has ordered the City of Newark to release emails that were exchanged about the $100 million pledge that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made to Newark schools in September 2010.