Author: Matt Rooney

Save Jersey’s Founder and Blogger-in-Chief, MATT ROONEY is a nationally-noted and respected New Jersey political commentator. When he's not on-line, radio or television advocating for conservative reform and challenging N.J. power-brokers, Matt is a practicing attorney at the law firm of DeMichele & DeMichele in Haddon Heights (Camden County).

Socialism nearly killed the Pilgrims. Then capitalism saved them. | ROONEY

By Matt Rooney _ The pilgrims were idealists. They weren’t seeking “freedom” and religious liberty in the same sense that modern Americans understand those lofty concepts; they wanted to build a religious community which could serve as, similar to what Read More

N.J. Republicans are letting Sweeney appropriate their strongest argument | Rooney

By Matt Rooney _ Democrat Senate President Steve Sweeney isn’t a fiscal conservative, Save Jerseyans, but he does a much better job sounding like one than New Jersey’s beaten, beleaguered, and near-extinct Republican legislative caucus. Just last week, in fact, Read More

On Veterans Day, we honor those who emphasize “duty” over “privilege” | Rooney

By Matt Rooney _ Privilege is my generation’s operating principle, Save Jerseyans. It goes something like this: Younger suburban Americans were born relatively wealthy (compared to the rest of the world, and even some Americans), and they’re mostly white, and Read More

Menendez and Youngkin won their races, but N.J. Democrats lost the high ground

By Matt Rooney _ I can’t say it was ‘revealing,’ but it was certainly conclusory. New Jersey Democrats stuck by their guy on Tuesday, Save Jerseyans. A bribery indictment, formal ethical reprimand for $1 million in improperly accepted “gifts,” underage hooker Read More

Van Drew’s weak win might make NJ-02 a top 2020 battleground

By Matt Rooney _ Democrat Jeff Van Drew’s relatively narrow 52.3% to 45.9% victory in NJ-02 was never seriously in doubt, Save Jerseyans. What many establishment Republicans are asking themselves this week is ‘was it avoidable?’ I didn’t think he’d Read More