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More “Swamps.” A politician in his element

Gov. Christie’s press conference on the bridge scandal reminded me of this scene from “The Swamps of Jersey.” Mayor Gabriel Richman, whose administration is dogged by hints by scandal is in the middle of a re-election campaign while Det. Frank … Continue reading

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From “The Swamps of Jersey.” Howard Newton explains corruption

From “The Swamps of Jersey.” Howard Newton, a former mayor of Ironton, N.J. explains corruption to reporter Jimmy Dawson: “It’s what we learned, Jimmy.”  The voice came from a smoky distance.  “What our grandfathers learned to survive.  They were all working … Continue reading

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