Articles Posted in the " American History " Category

  • Suffer our children to protect us all

    By Scott St. Clair | The Save Jersey Blog On the day before Independence Day, I stumbled upon a Facebook post by a mom helping her college-age son – “My baby boy” she called him – prepare to go off to ROTC summer camp. She said typical mom stuff about helping him find regulation sunglasses, […]


  • It’s time to uproot the flag

    By Scott St. Clair | The Save Jersey Blog It’s time for the Confederate battle flag to come down. After the Charleston massacre, and especially after the grace, humility, forgiveness and love shown by the grief-stricken people of Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and as a gesture of reconciliation – call it a unilateral act […]


  • Reagan still matters

    By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot It’s been 26 years since Ronald Reagan left office. Yet, Reagan and his presidency still loom large. Reagan’s is the quintessential American story: Born in a small midwest town, he faced hardships early in life, struggled, held true to his values and became a spectacular success. Inspired by his father’s […]


  • Let’s focus on the quality, not quantity, of voters

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The Democratic legislative leadership is pushing new election “reforms” to boost the Garden State’s election day turnout, Save Jerseyans… and their own margins. Think about it: there’s only one reason to push opt-out registration at the MVC (!) when you go to get a driver’s license (which you need […]


  • There weren’t any “safe spaces” on Omaha Beach

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog I don’t think this video requires much explanation, Save Jerseyans, but on the anniversary of the bravest, most noble offensive that any army ever launched in any war, I think it’s worth reflecting upon which type of culture wins the wars you can’t avoid… May God bless and keep them: ______


  • Iraq: It was right then, and it’s still right today

    By Scott St. Clair | The Save Jersey Blog Media hindsight is always 20-20, especially when they go after Republicans running for president on whether they would have gone into Iraq. My question is, if these guys are so smart with their told-you-so predictions and knew-it-all-along insights, why haven’t they made themselves enormous fortunes playing […]


  • Christie “wouldn’t have gone to war” in Iraq

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog George W. Bush may’ve made him a U.S. Attorney, Save Jerseyans, but in his never-ending quest to create sunlight between himself and the former president’s brother in the midst of a donor war, Chris Christie drew a line in the sand on CNN Tuesday night hours after […]


  • Tom Brady and Richard Nixon: Gates of a Feather

    By Scott St. Clair | The Save Jersey Blog It’s appropriate that the kerfuffle over Tom Brady’s flabby balls had the sobriquet “gate” appended to it since it shares a striking resemblance to the original, if you will, “gatescapade” that ultimately cost Richard Nixon the White House and a strong legacy in American History. Deflategate […]


  • War is hell, and today’s hell features drones

    By Scott St. Clair | The Save Jersey Blog In a rare display of presidential leadership, President Obama last week accepted responsibility for the deaths of two hostages, one and American and the other an Italian, that resulted from a drone strike in Pakistan last January. The hostages, Warren Weinstein, 73, an aid worker from […]


  • There are riots, and then there are RIOTS… (Part II)

    By Scott St. Clair | The Save Jersey Blog Washington, D.C., April 30 – Five months ago after the disturbances in Ferguson, Mo. and New York City following the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, Save Jerseyans, I wrote a piece to put those events into context. That piece is just as applicable in the […]


  • Stockton survey finds New Jerseyans are dangerously ignorant

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog These brand new results from a Stockton University survey – Understanding the United States Constitution and the Supreme Court: A Survey of New Jerseyans – may not shock you, Save Jerseyans, but they’re guaranteed to depress the heck out of you on the historic 150th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination (who we […]


  • At 100, Sinatra Remains Compelling, Legendary

    By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot Have you seen the four-hour HBO documentary Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All? We’ve finished viewing the first two hours and from what we’ve seen so far we can tell you that it’s very thorough, fair and, as far as well can tell, accurate: The story is told as much […]


  • Happy Easter from Save Jersey

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Jesus Christ is risen today, Save Jerseyans. Hallelujah! Amen. For a uniquely New Jersey touch, here’s a particularly beautiful rendition of a celebratory hymn – one of my favorites – as performed by the Shrewsbury, New Jersey Presbyterian Church Bell Choir and Choir (circa 2012):