Stormy Weather

November 3rd, 2012

By Jan Barry Nobody was prepared for the force of Hurricane Sandy when it smacked into the Jersey shore on Monday: Not the barrier island towns turned into miles-long piles of mangled houses, buried cars and burning gas lines, and their dazed, defiant old-timers who’d weathered previous storms, but had to be rescued by police […]


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Lots of Lame Horses in This Race

October 3rd, 2011

By Tom Carter Like many other folks, I’ve watched most of the Republican primary debates and read and heard a lot of media reporting and commentary.  Often — too often — political contests are explained in sports terminology, especially with terms drawn from horse racing.  In that spirit, all I can say is that it […]


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Texas Toast: Rick Perry, Ted Kennedy, Roger Mudd and 1979 Redux

September 28th, 2011

By Richard D. Bailey “Why do you want to be President?” It was the question that killed a candidacy the national media had conceived, created and cajoled. Ted Kennedy’s famous flub of a simple question asked by Roger Mudd on a national broadcast in November 1979 accomplished two things. First, it paved the path for […]


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Fighting the Good Fight

May 14th, 2010

By Tom Carter At a time when the U.S. is running huge deficits and sliding further and further into long-term debt, one courageous governor is fighting the good fight regardless of the political costs.  According to an article in The Hill, Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey is fighting a determined battle to cut spending […]


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