Articles Posted in the " American History " Category

  • 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):


  • If history is any guide, Menendez will be around for awhile

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The Wall Street Journal reports that charges against U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-Dominican Republic/Ecuador) could come as early as this week, Save Jerseyans. Just don’t expect much to happen (at least right away) assuming an indictment is handed down. Menendez isn’t the type to surrender until the bitter […]


  • St. Patrick’s Day History, Lore and Trivia

    By Joe Sinagra | The Save Jersey Blog St. Patrick’s birthplace, Save Jerseyans, was said to be in either Scotland or Roman England. His birth name was Maewyn Succat. Though Patricius was his Romanicized name, he was later known as Patrick. The son of a Roman-British army officer, he ended up in Ireland because he […]



  • Let’s End This Clock-Changing Madness For Good!

    By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot Congress has been playing around with daylight savings time as long as we can remember. So we’re “springing ahead’ tonight and we’re doing it earlier than we did quite a few years ago. That’s why you must turn your clock forward one hour before before bedtime tonight. And this is why you […]


  • Selma Won’t Win an Oscar Because of Democrat Distortions

    By Tommy De Seno | Reposted from Ricochet God cannot alter the past, though historians can.”  – Samuel Butler The movie Selma is about Dr. Martin Luther King’s march from Selma to Montgomery to help the Voting Rights Act get passed. It’s a good movie, but there is one major historical inaccuracy and one major historical omission. The […]


  • Lincoln’s Birthday in New Jersey? A Complicated Legacy

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog We’re coming up on Presidents Day Weekend, Save Jerseyans, which, if we’re being honest, I’ve always thought was more than a little stupid as a concept. That’s neither here nor there. Not only do we gyp both Lincoln and Washington by forcing our two greatest presidents to […]


  • Dick Cheney is coming to New Jersey

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog On the same day that we learned Assemblyman Jay Webber is joining the Reagan Ranch Board of Governors of Young America’s Foundation, Save Jerseyans, a prestigious group that includes former Reagan Administration like former Attorney General Edwin Meese and Governor George Allen, we also learned that the headliner for this year’s […]


  • The ONE Leader America Could Use Right Now

    By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot The world seems in a state of upheaval. In fact, we can’t remember the last time things seems this chaotic. And America’s State Department seems clueless about what’s happening while the Obama Administration generally appears to be in full retreat. At a time when the world is looking to us […]


  • Historic Snow: Remembering Some of New Jersey’s Worst Winter Weather

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Milk! Bread! Eggs! Ahhhhhh! Hype is already building for this week’s alleged “historic” winter storm, Save Jerseyans, and if these snow total projections from the National Weather Service ultimately prove accurate, it could be one of the most disruptive in U.S. history: No one who saw the “Great White […]


  • The State of an Ingrate

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Last night, appropriately, President Barack Obama ended his second-to-last State of the Union address by celebrating “the country that gave him a chance.” I agree it’s what makes us great, Save Jerseyans! No doubt about it. There aren’t many countries on the planet where a guy with this President’s […]