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Gov. Christie has forgotten his civics lessons

Gov. Christie has forgotten his civics lessons
BY GEORGE MOFFATT
COMMENTARY

What if the take-no-prisoners former U.S. attorney Chris Christie told his staff prosecutions will be based not just on the law, but also on cost-benefit analyses and whether the prosecutions hinder the economy? Clearly, the scenario is fictional. Prosecutor Christie's time-honored path to Morven was in getting convictions, not giving concessions.

But Governor Christie is a different man. His commissioner for the Department of Environmental Protection, Bob Martin, has stated that "robust" cost-benefit analyses and economic growth are at the top of his wish list. Martin will enforce the environmental laws with "transparency," he says, but "At the same time, I will help the DEP fulfill its role in growing the economy of this state." He added, "...where we can afford to grow, we should,"

 

Iran: A train wreck in the making

Iran: A train wreck in the making
BY ROY NERSESIAN
COMMENTARY

Despite pleas from the more rationale of world leaders, the irrational elite in Iran, headed by Ahwishihadabrain is successfully staging a human events train wreck sufficient...

Christie should sign N.J. homebuyers tax credit bill

Christie should sign N.J. homebuyers tax credit bill
BY BRYAN JAEGER
COMMENTARY

The ongoing slump in the real estate market continues to plague the building materials industry in New Jersey. It was recently reported that pending sales of New Jersey homes ...

Scare tactics like Assemblyman Webber's are to sex education what American appetites are to apple pie

Scare tactics like Assemblyman Webber's are to sex education what American appetites are to apple pie
BY SUSIE WILSON
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
SEX MATTERS

Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-Morris) wanted his fellow members of the New Jersey State Assembly to join him in opposing a bill that would, if passed and signe...

Christie Whitman: U.S. energy policy can and should be about more than just cap and trade

Christie Whitman: U.S. energy policy can and should be about more than just cap and trade
BY CHRISTIE WHITMAN
COMMENTARY

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is one of those truly dire situations. Sadly, there are no winners here — it is a tragedy for those who lost loved ones, destructive to...

Funding teachers, police and firefighters with war makes for odd bedfellows

Funding teachers, police and firefighters with war makes for odd bedfellows
BY SUSAN SHAER
COMMENTARY

It's not enough that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have topped one trillion dollars. Now there is a supplemental appropriations bill awaiting a vote in the Senate that will...

Chris Christie’s N.J. property tax cap proposal: A political masterstroke by the Governor

Chris Christie’s N.J. property tax cap proposal: A political masterstroke by the Governor
BY ALAN J. STEINBERG
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

I have served in the administration of one governor of New Jersey and have closely observed all other governors from Brendan Byrne up to the present....

Christie can cut billions more from N.J. budget if he really believes in limited government

Christie can cut billions more from N.J. budget if he really believes in limited government
BY MURRAY SABRIN
COMMENTARY

Governor Christie's first budget was passed by the Legislature before the June 30th deadline, but not before three Republican holdouts, Michael Doherty in the Senate and Alli...

N.J. civil service rules make a streamlined government almost impossible to achieve

N.J. civil service rules make a streamlined government almost impossible to achieve
BY WILLIAM G. DRESSEL, JR.
COMMENTARY

"We the people" can amend our Constitution — our basic framework of civil rights and self-government — but we cannot rescind a personnel policy decision made decade...

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