News Roundup & Open Thread – Primary Day #FlyEaglesFly Edition – June 5 ,2018

Tanzie Youngblood challenges the Norcross machine at a recent rally in District 2.

Today is Primary Election Day in New Jersey. If you’re registered to vote, VOTE! If you don’t know where to vote, click here. NJ Spotlight’s candidate review.

New Jersey House primaries carry national significance.

In light of Russia’s successful manipulation of the last presidential election, should New Jersey go back to paper ballots?

Should New Jersey ban smoking on its beaches? One such initiative passes committee muster in Trenton.

Samantha Bee controversy: New Jersey’s Jon Stewart is saying that the right-wing extremists are winning because they are making the rules.

Senator Cory Booker addresses Princeton University’s Class of 2018. You can hear Booker’s remarks here.

Your grandchildren will be paying for the cleanup of the Oyster Creek nuke

Debunking the myth of “cheap” nuclear power. Shut down of Ocean County’s nuke will take 60 years and cost $1.4 billion or more. Who pays? Our grandkids.

On the Waterfront: Judge rules that New Jersey cannot unilaterally withdraw from the Waterfront Commission

Trenton Mayoral race: Mayor Jackson endorses Paul Perez in next week’s election.

Sports betting: Neighboring Delaware beats New Jersey to the punch.

Trump disinvites Superbowl Champions Philadelphia Eagles from the traditional White House ceremony because they exercised their Constitutional right of free speech. From Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney:

“The Eagles call the birthplace of our democracy home, so it’s no surprise that this team embodies everything that makes our country and our city great. Their athletic accomplishments on the field led to an historic victory this year. Fans all across the country rallied behind them because we like to root for the underdog and we feel joy when we see the underdogs finally win. I’m equally proud of the Eagles’ activism off the field. These are players who stand up for the causes they believe in and who contribute in meaningful ways to their community. They represent the diversity of our nation—a nation in which we are free to express our opinions.

“Disinviting them from the White House only proves that our President is not a true patriot, but a fragile egomaniac obsessed with crowd size and afraid of the embarrassment of throwing a party to which no one wants to attend.

“City Hall is always open for a celebration.”

 

 

 

Comment (1)

  1. Rosi Efthim

    That Abbie Hoffman quote is excellent, and true. I can think of a few people in the Facebook wars who could stand to be reminded of it 😉

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