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Christie and Trump: Bruise Bros

Carol Caldwell | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics
Carol Caldwell

How the bigger-than-life governor from the great state of New Jersey delivered that clap on the front runner's back with a straight face is beyond comprehension.

Chris Christie's Defining Mistake: Winning in a Landslide

Nicholas Sheppard | Posted 07.17.2016 | Politics
Nicholas Sheppard

For an ambitious, surging politician, Chris Christie's desire to run for a second term as Governor, and to win in a landslide, would have been irresistible -- but in retrospect it may have been a defining mistake.

Which Way Does the Wind Blow the GOP on Wind?

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.26.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

To win in 2016, the party's leaders should recognize what regular people already know. Polling finds overwhelming support for the wind production tax credit, including 63 percent of registered Republicans. It's time for the Republican presidential field to see that swing state voters want their energy clean, and they want it made at home.

Amber Ferguson

Cue The 'Awwws': These Politicians Are In Love | Amber Ferguson | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we've been wondering how politicians and their spouses plan to celebrate this year. When Vice President Joe Biden ...

Selfish Politicians Who Politicize Vaccination Endanger the Public

David Ropeik | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
David Ropeik

Parents can opt out of having their kids vaccinated for either philosophical or religious reasons, depending on the state. Posturing as a defender of individual liberty, when people already have it, is selfish political grandstanding and nothing more.

Is Forced Quarantine for Ebola Legal?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Is it legal for a state (or the federal) government to detain and quarantine you against your will for health reasons? Yes. Has this sort of thing been done before? Yes. Will it be effective? No. Is it just a political ploy to garner votes from a panicked public? Oh my yes.

Dr. Cuomo, Nurse Christie

Jeff Danziger | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Zach Carter

Top NIH Ebola Specialist Says Quarantines Will Jeopardize Americans | Zach Carter | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top government infectious disease specialist warned politicians against Ebola quarantines on Sunday, saying aggressive protocols tar...

Zach Carter

Chris Christie Defends Ebola Quarantine | Zach Carter | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Sunday defended his abrupt Ebola quarantine policy, dismissing concerns that the aggressive treatm...

Lots Of Luck

Richard C. Leone | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Richard C. Leone

As he pursues his national "explorations" the governor is sure to be asked about this failure to follow through. And if he really wanted to have bragging rights about what has happened in New Jersey, he clearly missed his best chance by failing to fight for true budget reform.

Christie Styling Through History

Steve Young | Posted 06.06.2014 | Comedy
Steve Young

Think the Chris Christie commissioned Bridgegate investigation into Chris Christie's involvement exonerating Chris Christie has no precedent? Think "l...

Show Me the Money: Verizon Opportunity New Jersey Fiber Optic Overcharging: Over $15 Billion and Counting

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Imagine if your business profits doubled or tripled in one year without you doing anything extra, and it stayed that way for years.

Christie's Old School Strategy

Steve Young | Posted 04.20.2014 | Comedy
Steve Young

Can we escape the past? No. And why should we? For one, we've spent far more time in the past than we do in the present. The present, at best, lasts the blink of an eye...if you blink really, really quickly.

What Wildstein Fleeing a Sinking S.S. Christie Means for GOP

Ryan Campbell | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Ryan Campbell

The scandal has gotten too much press time, and Christie has gone too far out on a limb saying he's innocent to politically survive being proven false.

Bridgegate: Patronage Run Amok

Martin Tolchin | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Martin Tolchin

As the governor surely has learned, patronage is a two-edged sword: Its misuse can imperil a political career.

Christie Is an Amateur

Mike Smith | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Mike Smith


'President Chris Christie': How Does That Sound Now?

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

From the time he was first elected New Jersey governor in 2010, the corporate media gave mad love to Chris Christie. He was a "new" kind of Republican and possibly the next president of the United States. And then: Poof!

REPORT: Christie Forced Agency To Find Job For Embattled Aide | Posted 01.16.2014 | Politics

Give him a position at the top of the agency; he's a good friend of the governor....

Springsteen Politics

Jeff Danziger | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Christie, Public Officials and Emailing

Joel Cohen | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Joel Cohen

When one listens to the news, or watches the "comedic"-news (Stewart or Colbert), one wonders, daily: 'How can someone be so stupid as to commit that to writing (by email or text)?' And yet, such stories surface almost hourly.

Christie, the Workplace and the Culture of Retaliation

Janice Harper | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Janice Harper

Left or right, liberal or conservative, retaliation thrives in our political arenas -- and no arena is more political than where any of us spend our day and earn our pay -- the politics of work.

Christie Rebranding GOP

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.21.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Senator Lautenberg's Legacy and His Successor

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

America lost a champion of public health and environmental protection when Senator Frank Lautenberg passed away on Monday. All of us benefited from hi...

I'm With Mitt: A Quick Aside for Christie

Steven Brykman | Posted 07.10.2013 | Comedy
Steven Brykman

I'm not one to let the Republicans get away with much, as anyone knows who's read any part of this blog, but there's only one word to describe NPR's coverage of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's recent lap-band surgery -- unfair.

Four New Technologies Promise an Optimal, Much-Improved Moviegoing Experience

Ellen Sterling | Posted 07.09.2013 | Technology
Ellen Sterling

This is a celebration of movies, the people who make them and a celebration of the theater owners who show them. It is the one time each year when the movie exhibition industry gathers to thank the people who show their films and, while there, show off a range of innovations intended to entice more people to come to see them.