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Tea Party isn't any party for the Republicans

Tea Party isn't any party for the Republicans
EDITORIAL CARTOON BY MIKE SCOTT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The GOP thought the Tea Party would hurt only the Democrats, but the Tea Party — after Christine O'Donnell's defeat of veteran politician Mike Castle in the Delaware Republican Senate primary — is turning out to be just as inhospitable to elephants as they are to donkeys. What the Democrat is smiling about, I'm not sure.

Mike Scott is a co-founder and editorial cartoonist at NewJerseyNewsroom.com. You can reach him at mscott@newjerseynewsroom.com. Follow him on twitter: @MikeScottDraws

 

Days of never-ending property tax increases are over for New Jersey

Days of never-ending property tax increases are over for New Jersey
BY ALEX DeCROCE
COMMENTARY

July 13 marked a turning point for New Jersey's taxpayers, because that's when Gov. Christie signed into law bipartisan legislation to cap local government spending increases ...

Christie adopts bad Corzine rules for solar and wind

Christie adopts bad Corzine rules for solar and wind
BY JEFF TITTEL
COMMENTARY

New coastal rules make it easier to build a solar factory than to put in a solar installation

New rules for wind and solar installations along our coasts have been approved by t...

New Jersey needs action on Christie’s ‘toolkit’

New Jersey needs action on Christie’s ‘toolkit’
BY WILLIAM G. DRESSEL, JR.
COMMENTARY

Due to a lack of action on the proposed 2.5% Constitutional property tax levy cap, in late June Governor Christie called the Legislature into a "Special Session." W...

An iPhone democracy is not far off

An iPhone democracy is not far off
BY JEFF BRINDLE
COMMENTARY

How long before government and politics is conducted solely through new media?

When will direct mail, 30-second spots, and retail politics become obsolete?

How long until repres...

Snooki and the ‘Jersey Shore’ can be handled with rules

Snooki and the ‘Jersey Shore’ can be handled with rules
BY SILVIO LACCETTI
COMMENTARY

The boys are back in town. So are the girls. With their testosterone tantrums and hormonal hysteria, the cast of MTV's megahit show, "Jersey Shore," returned to Seaside Hei...

New ‘school choice’ law in New Jersey is a gimmick to maintain the public school monopoly

New ‘school choice’ law in New Jersey is a gimmick to maintain the public school monopoly
BY MURRAY SABRIN
COMMENTARY

Last Friday Governor Christie signed a "school choice" bill that gives (some) parents the ability to send their children to schools outside their home districts. One provisi...

Christie should fix state’s public employee compensation structure

Christie should fix state’s public employee compensation structure
BY LISA GINTHER
COMMENTARY

Since his first day in office, Governor Christie has repeatedly attacked the compensation of public sector employees. Like a well trained sniper, Governor Christie has succes...

Tax cuts: All for one and one for all

Tax cuts: All for one and one for all
BY MICHAEL BUSLER
COMMENTARY

Congress has begun to debate extending the tax cuts that were enacted by President Bush in 2001. These tax cuts were supposed to last only ten years so they are set to expi...

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