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Opinion: Bridgegate Testimony Leaves No One Untainted
Carl Golden | October 20, 2016 | Opinion
Disconcerting picture emerging from trial is of an administration that is equally ugly, vindictive, and profane
Opinion: Murphy’s North Jersey Lockdown — Show of Power for Party Chairs
Carl Golden | October 7, 2016 | Opinion
Democratic leaders demonstrated that control of the party — despite some opinions to the contrary — does not reside in the southern part of the state
Opinion: Christie's 'Fairness Formula' Leaves Ugly Legacy for 2017 Race
Carl Golden | September 19, 2016 | Opinion
The governor has yet again positioned himself as a dominant figure capable of establishing the frame of reference for a political discussion the candidates can’t dodge
Opinion: Bridgegate Trial — An Indictment of Politics as Usual in Christie’s Office?
Carl Golden | September 6, 2016 | Opinion
The Bridgegate scandal has always been about power run amok, even if the defense posits the lane closures as legitimate political activity
Opinion: The Fear Factor and Sweeney’s Decision to Hold His Pension Amendment
Carl Golden | August 9, 2016 | Opinion
Was Senate president worried that voters might defeat the ballot question come November, giving the governor a straight shot at deciding funding levels?
Opinion: Could Christie’s Rejection of Latest TTF Compromise Boomerang?
Carl Golden | July 26, 2016 | Opinion
With his popularity lagging and his administration dogged by scandal, this isn’t the best time for a lame-duck governor to attempt a show of strength
Opinion: Christie’s Pitching New Jersey Issues to National Audience
Carl Golden | July 13, 2016 | Opinion
Taking a tough stand on the TTF and public-employee healthcare benefits paints him as a no-nonsense governor ready to do battle with special interests
Opinion: Christie’s Back, and His 'Extreme' School-Funding Plan Proves It
Carl Golden | June 28, 2016 | Opinion
A textbook example of a shrewd politician, what’s the governor’s endgame in this seemingly unwinnable fight?
Opinion: Is Christie Override in Offing Over Transportation Funding?
Carl Golden | June 15, 2016 | Opinion
The governor may issue a rallying cry to fellow Republicans, but it’s no longer certain how many will answer his call
Opinion: The Real Significance of the Unindicted Co-Conspirator
Carl Golden | June 9, 2016 | Opinion
John Doe raises uncomfortable questions about why he chose not to act while legally questionable acts were being committed
Opinion: A Democratic Governor Is Near Inevitable, Could It Be Phil Murphy?
Carl Golden | May 25, 2016 | Opinion
Right now, all Phil Murphy has is a so-so slogan. He’s got plenty of time to demonstrate some ‘street cred’
In Battle of Atlantic City Titans, Is Prieto Big Enough to Prevail?
Carl Golden | May 10, 2016 | Opinion
The speaker is in the ring with some serious heavyweights -- Christie, Sweeney, and George Norcross -- and this is a blood sport
Opinion: Sweeney versus Prieto, A Growing Divide in Democratic Party?
Carl Golden | April 27, 2016 | Opinion
Positioning Sweeney as close as possible to Christie helps demonstrate how far he has drifted from his Democratic base
Opinion: Did Guadagno Just Cut the Ribbon on Her Own Campaign?
Carl Golden | April 15, 2016 | Opinion
One of the lieutenant governor’s first challenges, open up space between her and the administration without sounding disloyal
Opinion: As Goes Christie, So Goes the 2017 Republican Governor’s Race in NJ
Carl Golden | March 31, 2016 | Opinion
If Christie can regain some credibility with Garden State residents, it will help the chances of a GOP candidate for governor -- Guadagno most of all
Opinion: Memo to Christie, Sweeney -- Hands Off the NJ Supreme Court
Carl Golden | March 17, 2016 | Opinion
Turning the state’s highest court into a political football erodes the essential belief that it is above partisan considerations
Opinion: Can Christie Ride Out the Wave of Criticism Over Trump Endorsement?
Carl Golden | March 2, 2016 | Opinion
The governor is a consummate politician: Is he taking a carefully considered risk or making a fatal error?
Opinion: Is It Time to Ditch New Jersey's Property-Tax System?
Carl Golden | February 22, 2016 | Opinion
Taxes on income and consumption, advocates argue, are far more equitable -- but they'll never get a fair hearing in our fair state
Opinion: Have You No Sense of Decency, Gov. Christie?
Carl Golden | January 27, 2016 | Opinion
Mean-spirited, mean-mouthed response to a questioner in NH speaks volumes about the man who would be president
Opinion: Dr. Christie and Mr. Hyde Deliver State of State Address
Carl Golden | January 14, 2016 | Opinion
Speech swings between apocalyptic predictions about Democratic policies and humane concerns for drug addicts and mentally ill
Opinion: ‘The Donald’ Hits Chris Christie Over Bridge-Closing Scandal
Carl Golden | January 5, 2016 | Opinion
With the governor moving up in the polls in New Hampshire, Trump plays Bridgegate card -- and raises decidedly weak rejoinder from candidate Christie
Opinion: Delay Cost Assembly Democrats Chance to Override Christie Veto
Carl Golden | December 10, 2015 | Opinion
Failed override gave Christie another opportunity to tout his leadership. A second attempt will only yield more of same
Opinion: It’s Not About the Gas Tax, It’s About Not Trusting Trenton
Carl Golden | November 17, 2015 | Opinion
A first step toward selling a gas tax is ensuring that money earmarked for transportation won’t be siphoned off for another program
Opinion: Christie’s 2017 Budget -- Be Prepared for the Unkindest Cuts of All
Carl Golden | November 4, 2015 | Opinion
Help with the transportation trust fund, property taxes, flat school funding, and public pension system? Don’t count on it
Opinion: Bridgegate -- the Petty, Political Payback Scheme That Will Not Die
Carl Golden | October 14, 2015 | Opinion
The penny-rate scandal has reached deep into the State House and the governor’s office, but has yet to touch Christie directly
Opinion: Weak-Kneed GOP Helps Christie Sustain Perfect Record for Vetoes
Carl Golden | September 30, 2015 | Opinion
Republican lawmakers refuse to override governor’s veto on bill that would keep guns out of hands of people with history of mental illness
Opinion: Christie Tries to Reinvent Himself Again -- As Panic Sets In
Carl Golden | September 16, 2015 | Opinion
Pot shots at mayor of New York and calling newspapers “rags” are signs of a candidate starting to flounder
Opinion: Could Reinstating COLA Give Sweeney a Better Shot at 2017?
Carl Golden | September 1, 2015 | Opinion
If Supreme Court decides to bring back cost-of-living adjustment Sweeney could argue NJ needs firm Democratic hand at helm
Opinion: Sweeney’s Pension-Reform Proposal Benefits Sweeney First
Carl Golden | August 3, 2015 | Opinion
The Senate president has found a way to differentiate himself from Christie and get back in good graces with public employees
Opinion: If Christie Loses Common Touch, Can He Win Republican Nomination?
Carl Golden | July 14, 2015 | Opinion
Yes, the governor won twice in New Jersey, but the state may not be as ‘blue’ as he suggests
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