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Opinion: Christie and Sweeney Have More in Common Than Ambition
Carl Golden | September 3, 2014 | Opinion
Both governor and the Senate president are working hard to reforge strong bonds with their political bases
Is Cory Booker in Danger of Getting His Bell Rung by Jeff Bell in November?
Carl Golden | August 12, 2014 | Opinion, Politics
Surprisingly close poll shows danger of taking foe for granted – and widespread frustration with dysfunctional federal government
Opinion: Christie, Sweeney Remain Worlds Apart on Pensions, Health Benefits
Carl Golden | July 29, 2014 | Opinion
Can governor and Senate president reconcile their separate visions and achieve meaningful reform?
Opinion: Trying for a Constitutional End-Run Around the Governor
Carl Golden | July 10, 2014 | Opinion
It may be an idea born of frustration, but enacting laws by putting constitutional amendments on the ballot is a shortsighted solution
Opinion: Christie and Sweeney Act Out Their Parts, as Expected
Carl Golden | June 24, 2014 | Opinion
The governor and the Senate president come away from their budget blowout with exactly what they wanted
Opinion: Next Up on the Bridgegate Hearings Agenda – Finding an Exit Strategy
Carl Golden | June 13, 2014 | Opinion
Wisniewski & Co. have been fair-minded and diligent, now's the time for closing arguments
Opinion: Christie's Available Options Have Gone From Bad to Worse
Carl Golden | May 29, 2014 | Opinion
The governor's reliance on wishful thinking when it comes to the budget finally comes up against reality
Opinion: Introducing Gov. Chris Christie, Lame Duck in the Making
Carl Golden | May 16, 2014 | Opinion
The governor has made it easier for GOP lawmakers to break rank, hastening his inevitable loss of authority
Opinion: Gov. Christie's Made Champagne Promises on a Beer Budget
Carl Golden | May 6, 2014 | Opinion
Recipe for a fiscal crisis -- optimistic revenue projections, midcourse corrections, and a Legislature all-too-willing to sign on
Opinion: Is Gov. Christie Headed for a Political Comeback or Catastrophe?
Carl Golden | April 22, 2014 | Opinion
Presidents Nixon and Clinton offer some very useful examples on how to manage through a crisis -- and how not to
Opinion: Christie & Co. -- Fanning the Flames of the Bridgegate Scandal
Carl Golden | April 10, 2014 | Opinion
The administration seems more out-of-control than capable of effective spin control or damage control
Opinion: Sexist Depiction of Bridget Kelly Returns Bridgegate to Front Page
Carl Golden | April 1, 2014 | Opinion
Why did Christie's million-dollar lawyer think it necessary to portray Kelly as unstable, insecure victim of failed romance
Opinion: Christie's Plummet in the Polls (and Elsewhere) -- It's Not Just Bridgegate
Carl Golden | March 18, 2014 | Opinion
Governor's flagging popularity reveals deep disappointment in his administration, and every revelation may make the chasm all the deeper
Opinion: For Property Tax Reform, the Political Stars Are in Alignment
Carl Golden | March 5, 2014 | Opinion
Can a second-term Republican governor and an entrenched Democratic Legislature muster the political will to take on property taxes?
Opinion: Faith in Government, the Real Casualty of Bridgegate
Carl Golden | February 20, 2014 | Opinion
As more and more troubling details emerge, it become all the more difficult for New Jerseyans to have confidence in their leaders
Opinion: NJ Republicans and U.S. Senate -- The Five-Decade Losing Streak
Carl Golden | February 6, 2014 | Opinion
State GOP hasn't managed to win a Senate seat since 1972, the year of Watergate and gas at 55 cents a gallon
Opinion: Budget Will Indicate If Christie Still Governs from Position of Strength
Carl Golden | January 28, 2014 | Opinion
The governor -- and his team -- may be battered and beleaguered, but it's far too early to count Christie out
Opinion: Christie Likely to Survive 'Bridgegate' -- Though Not Unscathed
Carl Golden | January 14, 2014 | Opinion
Governor has taken a major hit to his credibility, reputation, and second-term effectiveness
Opinion: Can the Democrats Cash in on George Washington 'Bridgegate'?
Carl Golden | December 12, 2013 | Opinion
Gov. Christie's far too savvy to let a bungled traffic-flow study slow down his political machine
Opinion: Sweeney Starts to Gather Strength for Possible Governor Bid
Carl Golden | December 2, 2013 | Opinion
Senate president is already making the right moves to clear the field of other candidates, and his political allies are lending a hand
Opinion: Christie Suffers Rare Setback in Attempt to Push Kean Aside
Carl Golden | November 12, 2013 | Opinion, More Issues, Politics, Elections 2013
Blocking governor -- and Senate President Sweeney -- GOP reaffirms right to name its own legislative leadership
Opinion: Buono Needs to Hit Christie Where He's Vulnerable -- Property Taxes
Carl Golden | October 21, 2013 | Opinion
Voters don't seem concerned about the governor's national ambitions, why does the Democratic challenger keep trying to push that button?
Opinion: Same-Sex Marriage Poses No Political Threat to Gov. Christie
Carl Golden | October 2, 2013 | Opinion
Governor already has effective strategies mapped, regardless of how the issue plays out
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