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Golf Whitewashing at Trump Bedminster

Golf Whitewashing at Trump Bedminster

Small “d” democracy

By Mark Lurinsky.

The PGA Tour is an American-based century old sports institution that wants to continue as the focus of the golf world. So in June it took the unprecedented step of suspending 17 players who broke ranks and accepted the lure of megabucks to play in and promote the rival “LIV Golf Series” sponsored by the repressive Saudi Arabian monarchy. If you haven’t been following the story, the Saudi’s are trying to pull off what is in effect a hostile takeover of global professional golf for the purpose of whitewashing their notoriety. In a reference to the role of the regime in the infamous murder and gruesome dismembering of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the New York Times columnist and economist Paul Krugman aptly labeled the Saudi sports events the “Bone Saw Tour”.[1] By extension, those few players who were somehow unsatisfied with the high dollars pro golf is affording them are literally now “playing along” with the Saudi’s whitewash attempts, unlike their PGA Tour colleagues, such as Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, who wouldn’t take the money.

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Take Action! Get Prescription Drug/Healthcare Reform Passed

Take Action! Get Prescription Drug/Healthcare Reform Passed

 

Call Your Senators and House Representative Today!

While Senator Joe Manchin dealt a hard blow to Democrats' agenda last week by withdrawing support from climate change investments and a partial rollback of Trump's tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy, the remaining parts of an all-Democratic bill, which Manchin expressed support for, are all healthcare-related and vitally important.

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BlueWaveNJ Endorses Donald Payne For Congress

BlueWaveNJ is proud to endorse Donald Payne Jr. for Congress.

 

Congressman Payne is a leader grounded in the needs of his district. He has consistently voted for and advanced economic, racial, environmental, and social justice issues. He has worked to advance collective bargaining rights, expand healthcare access (Medicare for All sponsor), and economic justice, for example, by calling for reparations. 

 

BlueWaveNJ President Marcia Marley said, "Rep. Payne has been a strong progressive voice for New Jersey and his district in Congress and I look forward to working with him on enacting policies that support working families, protect our environment, secure voting rights and reproductive justice.”

 

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Putin or Biden? (G.O.P. Must Choose)

Small “d” democracy

By Mark Lurinsky

For those who have been paying attention, it’s apparent that Joe Biden’s accomplishments in mustering a massive and effective united front of nations countering Putin’s naked aggression on Ukraine have been nothing short of astonishing. Most recently, 140 countries have joined us at the U.N. General Assembly in deploring the invasion and demanding that Russia “immediately, completely and unconditionally withdraw all its military forces,” leaving the Russian autocrat virtually isolated on the diplomatic front. And Fortune reported on February 28 that “the sanctions against Russia went from toothless to devastating overnight as its economy began collapsing.”

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“Junior” Kean: Integrity DNA May Have Skipped a Generation

Small “d” democracy

By Mark Lurinsky

It’s well known that New Jersey Republican politician Thomas H. Kean, Jr., now gearing up to challenge Rep. Tom Malinowski for the second time this fall, is the heir to a long political dynasty going back at least to his great-great-grandfather. What’s equally plain this month is that if there is a gene in his family’s “political DNA” for integrity, it skipped a generation with Thomas Junior.

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Matt Platkin for Attorney General

BlueWaveNJ is proud to endorse Governor Murphy’s nomination of Matt Platkin for New Jersey’s Next Attorney General and we urge the Senate to quickly confirm him.

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RFA Phone Scripts

The oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court this week have shown that existing national protections for abortion and other reproductive rights may not long survive. This makes it essential that the New Jersey legislature act during the current brief session to pass the Reproductive Freedom Act that not only codifies these rights into state law but also makes abortion fully accessible to all New Jerseyans. Governor Murphy needs this bill on his desk to act.

We are asking you to contact the Legislature Leadership and show your support for passing the RFA.

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BlueWaveNJ Endorses Governor Murphy for Re-election

BlueWaveNJ’s board unanimously endorsed Governor Phil Murphy for reelection based on his extensive track record of progressive accomplishments as well as his leadership and compassion during this unprecedented crisis.  

Under Governor Murphy, New Jersey has made strides in expanding economic opportunities for working families, lowering the costs of health care, tackling longstanding racial inequities, and creating a stronger, fairer economy that works for every family.

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The ACA survives -- and it's thriving

By Andrew Sprung

On June 15, by a 7-2 vote, the Supreme Court dispatched the third and most ridiculous Republican attempt to nullify the Affordable Care Act through the courts. The premise of the dismissed suit  -- that the Republican Congress rendered the ACA unconstitutional when they zeroed out the "individual mandate" in their 2017 tax bill -- was almost as fraudulent as indicted Texas attorney general Ken Paxton's suit claiming that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump, and promulgated by substantially the same cohort of Republican attorneys general. 

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The Fight for Justice: Senators Must Confirm Kristen Clarke

If there was ever a time when the U.S. Department of Justice must be in the best of hands, it’s now. And President Biden has nominated Kristen Clarke - just the type of leader that’s needed - to be Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights.

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