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Terrence T. McDonald

Terrence T. McDonald

Editor Terrence T. McDonald is a native New Jerseyan who has worked for newspapers in the Garden State for more than 15 years. He has covered everything from Trenton politics to the smallest of municipal squabbles, exposing public corruption and general malfeasance at every level of government. Terrence won 23 New Jersey Press Association awards and two Tim O’Brien Awards for Investigative Journalism using the Open Public Records Act from the New Jersey chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. One politician forced to resign in disgrace because of Terrence’s reporting called him a "political poison pen journalist.”

COMMENTARY

Key vote in U.S. Senate race should lead Dem insiders to revisit their coronation plans

By: - February 12, 2024

An early test of where the enthusiasm is in this year’s U.S. Senate race was Saturday, and the first lady flopped. It was the Monmouth County Democratic convention, where the county’s Democratic committee people gathered at the Portuguese Club of Long Branch on Broadway to decide who to support in this year’s U.S. Senate primary, […]

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New poll has good and bad news for Andy Kim and Tammy Murphy

By: - February 2, 2024

A new poll gives Rep. Andy Kim a big lead over First Lady Tammy Murphy — but nearly a third of respondents are undecided.

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Judges and lawyers spar in case that could threaten press freedom in New Jersey

By: - January 31, 2024

The dispute pits a news editor and the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey against New Brunswick and a bevy of law enforcement groups.

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For Andy Kim, it’s him vs. ‘party elites’ in battle for U.S. Senate seat

By: - January 29, 2024

Rep. Andy Kim says party elites are "trying to put their thumb on the scale" in the race for the U.S. Senate, a pitch to voters that rankles chief rival First Lady Tammy Murphy.

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With eye on November — and 2025? — New Jersey Democrats again target Dobbs

By: - January 24, 2024

GOP attempts to curtail abortion show the Republican Party to be one of extremists, Rep. Josh Gottheimer says. Will this help Democrats win in November?

COMMENTARY

Bill to limit children’s social media use has a big obstacle: the First Amendment

By: - December 20, 2023

There's almost no way to keep social media away from children without also restricting free speech for adults.

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The debate over letting ex-offenders sit on juries includes odious fear-mongering

By: - December 13, 2023

Critics of a bill that would allow more ex-offenders to sit on juries are engaging in odious fear-mongering.

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In Senate race, question of cease-fire in Gaza reveals contrast between Tammy Murphy, Andy Kim

By: - November 27, 2023

We asked two candidates for the U.S. Senate whether they support a cease-fire in Gaza. Only one answered the question.

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Jim McGreevey is seeking redemption. Is it for the right reason?

By: - November 10, 2023

Former Gov. Jim McGreevey wants to redeem himself with voters for his 2004 sex scandal, but he's not being totally honest about why he resigned.

COMMENTARY

Are Democrats about to hand First Lady Tammy Murphy a U.S. Senate seat?

By: - November 3, 2023

First Lady Tammy Murphy wants to be a U.S. senator. New Jersey Democrats should not clear the field for her.

Offshore wind developer kills two New Jersey projects

By: - November 1, 2023

Ørsted’s decision is a major blow to what had been the centerpiece of Gov. Phil Murphy’s clean energy agenda.

Jersey City sues New Jersey in bid to halt cops from using cannabis

By: and - October 17, 2023

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor in 2025, has argued it would not be safe for police officers to be allowed to use cannabis off duty.