A virulent new strain of local TV news emerged in New Jersey last week; it's called Chasing New Jersey, and it is both awesome and terrible. It's like TMZ, but set in New Jersey instead of Hollywood, and, in this production, the character of Harvey Levin is played by failed Congressional candidate ... More >>
What would comprehensive immigration reform look like if the feds got off their duffs?
When I got up this morning, I wanted to know what Billy Bulger thought. After all, he ran Massachusetts politics for 35 years as the president of the same state senate that Scott Brown joined in 2004. Indeed, one of Brown's few state senate achievements was his role in drafting a 2009 pens ... More >>
Image from Howie Klein's "Down With Tyranny" blog (downwithtyranny.blogspot.com)As my colleague Tom Robbins explained last month, Chuck Schumer has been flexing his considerable muscle to make sure that no elected Democrat challenges Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the accidental incumbent, in a 2 ... More >>
Yesterday New Jersey Republicans picked Christopher Christie to run against wealthy incumbent Democratic governor Jon Corzine. Christie presently holds a seven-point poll lead over Corzine, so Republicans, heretofore glum about Jersey in general ("the people of New Jersey have apparently made an ir ... More >>
It all happened so fast. Earlier we told you that House members from New York Carolyn McCarthy, Carolyn Maloney and Steve Israel were threatening to take down Kirsten Gillibrand in 2010. A day later, NARAL gave Kirsten Gillibrand its endorsement -- about a year early. Today Politico carries a stat ... More >>
Their music and influence cannot be stopped
Obama's strategy makes her spurn Bill's Cuban advances and embrace Bush and the GOP's anti-Castro right.
Through the new Congress, we can begin to take back our country from George III's descendants
Timing is everything: As anger brews over recent FBI activity in Puerto Rico, Congress is generating the latest proposals for resolving the island's political statusspurred by a presidential panel that in December found (news flash!) that the island's status needed resolving. A Senate proposal ... More >>
No Greater Tragedy on Earth