It is now clear that while Governor Christie is embroiled in 'bridgegate', which is about clogging and blocking of traffic movement over a bridge, another scandal is brewing.
What does work is to invest in New Jersey's economic assets that made it an economic powerhouse: its transportation infrastructure connecting it to New York and Philadelphia, its well-educated workforce, its great public schools and its magnetism for striving immigrants.
Feb. 25; Trenton, New Jersey This afternoon, Governor Christie finished his 5th budget address to the NJ Legislature and once again has demonstrated ...
He's my governor. He wants to be your president. And 27,000 pages of secret documents later, he's in a bit of trouble. Don't say you weren't warned......
Let's scrap the word "inequality" in debates about economic fairness -- and start using the word "polarization."
Taxpayers are not paying for Christie to figure out what went wrong, they are paying for Christie to figure his way out of a mess that has jeopardized his once golden national political future.
A few key names to consider: Richie Incognito, Chris Christie, Michael Dunn; the Baruch College fraternity boys. What do they have in common, this odd group of disparate males? Bullying. Unacceptably aggressive behavior. "Boys will be boys" mentality. Yes, it's a motley crew.
It's possible that criminal charges will be brought against Christie or his aides. But much larger questions are before officials of New Jersey and the federal prosecutors investigating the various charges against Christie and his subordinates and allies.
The whispers concerning New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are changing in tone and scope. It was only a few months ago that pro-Christie whispers were coming from some Democrats who believed Christie might be worth supporting in the presidential race.
To many Americans, the process of proposing, passing and implementing the Affordable Care Act has amounted to a game of political power and survival. This week hardened that perception as one senator and one president ran plays to breath life into Obamacare.
In Christie's mind, the medical marijuana movement had already strong-armed him once, and he was clearly displeased that the subject was being brought up again during this first press conference after his landslide re-election victory.
I interviewed top 100 defense attorneys in America-ranked Chicago attorney Sam Adam Jr., who defended former governor Rod Blagojevich, on my radio show, asking him to compare the Blagojevich case with Chris Christie's situation, from a defense and prosecution perspective.
We need to wake up. By making "Bridgegate" and other accusations from various New Jersey policymakers big news, the media also make true the very thing they argue is a problem -- that not enough good men and women are going into politics.
More cartoons by Mike Smith....
Has Christie crossed a line that's presidentially disqualifying and O'Reilly misused a sporting event to peddle crackpot conspiracies? And if conservatives like choice for markets and schools, why not for balancing health care, work and family?