News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, September 18, 2015

Christie’s Ambitions Fading Into Irrelevance

In Wednesday night’s debate, Christie was at the far end of the platform. Will he fall off befoe the next debate?

Making the rounds at the Thursday morning talk shows, Christie tries to put a positive spin on his irrelevance.

Rob Tornoe captures Christie’s spin on medical marijuana.

The Wheels of Justice Turn Slowly

Senator Menendez’s trial for alleged political misdeeds is delayed at least a year.

The U.S. Prosecutor in the Bridgegate scandal asks that the civil case against Christie’s cronies be delayed until the criminal case is resolved.

New Jersey’s Economy Continues its Sluggish Recovery

The national economy is finally recovering from the Bush Recession, but why are New Jersey’s numbers so far behind those of neighboring states? Why is poverty actually increasing in New Jersey?

Watch Your Back

Do you live in one of the 100 most dangerous towns in New Jersey?

A Big Step Forward for Camden?

Or is it the beginning of the end of public education in the Norcross-controlled city?

Penny-wise and Pound Foolish

There’s a ticking time bomb that can impact the health of Ocean County residents in Congressman Tom MacArthur’s district. His chief of staff tells me “this is definitely on our radar.” We’ll see.

Buttressing the Arguments for Single-Payer Health Care

Will this move by the medical-industrial complex result in unnecessary higher health costs for New Jersey residents?

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