Don’t Despair Yet, Mr. Bartlett

August 31st, 2009

Don’t Despair Yet, Mr. Bartlett!
By Dennis Sanders
New Majority.com
August 31, 2009

In a recent post, former Reagan aide Bruce Bartlett has correctly noted the sad position of the Republican party these days and gives a somewhat good reason for why he is “anti-Republican.”

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Time To Talk Taxes In New Jersey

August 27th, 2009

Time To Talk Taxes In New Jersey
By Bill Pascoe
CQ Politics
August 27, 2009

Chris Christie, the Republican nominee in this year’s race for governor of New Jersey, apparently has determined not to make property taxes a central issue of the campaign against Democratic incumbent Jon Corzine and instead to focus on corruption. And this is proving to be a costly decision.

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When will Enough be Enough?

August 26th, 2009

Press of Atlantic City
August 26, 2009

It’s been more than a month since “corruption Thursday” – that day in July when 44 of New Jersey’s political leaders were led in to federal court in handcuffs. Since that time, I hope New Jerseyans have not forgotten the shame and embarrassment these supposed leaders brought to our state. They have perpetuated a stereotype of New Jersey I have spent my life fighting and they once again shattered what little trust the voters have in their elected officials. While political corruption is unfortunately an all-too-common occurrence in our state, I hope that these latest arrests – if only for their sheer magnitude – will motivate enough New Jerseyans to say, “enough is enough.”

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When are voters going to decide enough is enough?

August 4th, 2009

The Record
August 4, 2009

I hope that I am not alone in feeling angry, frustrated and disgusted at the scene on July 23 as 44 handcuffed individuals — primarily public officials — in New Jersey were being ushered into court on corruption charges. After an entire school bus of assemblymen, mayors, council members and political operatives unloaded in front of the courthouse in Newark, the late night talk show hosts and Op-Ed Page writers across the state had their fill of material for the next few weeks.

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California should revive nuclear energy option

August 3rd, 2009

Christine Todd Whitman
The Sacramento Bee
August 3, 2009

Given the fiscal challenges facing California, there will be great temptation to put on hold any major new projects. It’s important to remember, however, that postponing spending commitments doesn’t mean they disappear; rather, costs rise even higher later while the needs remain.

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Christie Whitman’s Centrist Plea

August 3rd, 2009

Christie Whitman’s Centrist Plea
By Chris Cillizza
The Washington Post
August 3, 2009

Fifteen years ago, Christine Todd Whitman was widely touted as one of the bright young stars in the Republican party — having defeated Jim Florio (D) in the 1993 New Jersey gubernatorial election.

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