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Colorado shows why legalizing marijuana is bad policy

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Jeff Hunt is the vice president of public policy at Colorado Christian University.

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., has introduced the Marijuana Justice Act in an effort to legalize marijuana across the nation. This is the furthest-reaching legalization effort to date and marks another sad moment in our nation’s embrace of a drug that will have generational consequences.

Our country is facing a drug epidemic. Legalizing recreational marijuana will do nothing that Booker expects. We heard many of these same promises in 2012 when Colorado legalized recreational marijuana.

http://www.northjersey.com/story/opinion/contributors/2017/08/10/colorado-shows-why-legalizing-marijuana-bad-policy/553148001/

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Sen. Cory Booker: ‘God bless’ the Trump protesters

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By JACQUELINE KLIMAS (@JACQKLIMAS) • 11/13/16 2:11 PM

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., praised protesters speaking out against President-elect Trump across the nation, but urged them to not turn to the hateful speech that was a big part of the campaign.

“When you have a president that in his campaign, who ran saying things that aren’t just contrary to fact but literally threatening to use presidential power in a way that would erode the rights and privileges and equality of large sectors of Americans, then God bless the protesters,” Booker said Sunday on “Meet the Press.”

But he cautioned protesters not to “become the very thing that they’re protesting against.”

“We need to raise our voices, but we do not need to indulge in hate,” he said.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/sen.-cory-booker-god-bless-the-trump-protesters/article/2607277

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Cory Booker lacks executive ability

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From the Publisher – Spring 2016

Cory Booker is one of the most enigmatic people I have ever known. Rarely do you encounter someone with such overwhelming strengths combined with such unfortunate weaknesses. Cory was a breath of fresh air for Newark. He brought new respect to the city. He ended the succession of mayors who took office only to eventually find themselves behind bars. He elevated the urban issues of Newark and all cities like it across the country to a new level in the national consciousness. He is a truly inspiring and electric speaker. This is probably his greatest asset. He has the ability to electrify and galvanize an audience like Dr. Martin Luther King did. When you hear him speak it is truly moving. He is special. He is energizing to be around.

However, it is rare I have met someone who is that bright, that energetic, packs that kind of horsepower and, yet, allows himself to be “marginalized” by significant weaknesses. Cory Booker lacks executive ability. In my opinion, he should never be a Governor. He has demonstrated a limited ability and desire to administrate or supervise. And that is why I pen this editorial. I was hoping that Cory Booker would be an exceptional Mayor, one who would take Newark to the next level. In my opinion, that did not happen.

http://www.radius-magazine.info/from-the-publisher-spring-2016/

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N.J. senators have different views on Supreme Court nominations in Trenton vs. Washington

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Outspoken in their defense of President Obama’s right to get his Supreme Court nominee considered, New Jersey Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker sing a different tune when it comes to whether Governor Christie should be able to do the same thing. Herb Jackson, The Record Read more

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Ridgewood YWCA and YMCA Welcome Sen. Cory Booker

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Wed, March 30, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: YWCA Bergen County, YMCA of Ridgewood, 112 Oak St., Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Cost: $33 per person

Wednesday, March 30, 7:00 pm
112 Oak Street l Ridgewood, NJ 07450

YWCA Bergen County and Ridgewood YMCA, in cooperation with Bookends Bookstore, is proud to welcome Senator Cory Booker to our YM/YWCA to discuss his new book, United.

Tickets are $33 each and include a talk, Q&A, photo op and a pre-signed copy of the book. Tickets and books are required and must be purchased in advance by visiting Bookends Bookstore at 211 Ridgewood Ave. in Ridgewood or by calling (201) 445-0726.

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Should Cory Booker be liable for watershed’s financial losses?

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For lawyers arguing in federal court over whether U.S. Sen. Cory Booker should remain in a lawsuit alleging that he failed to properly oversee the city’s bankrupt watershed corporation, the question could come down to this: How far does a board member have to go to say he’s done his duty? Tim Darragh, NJ.com Read more