Author: Alan Steinberg

The Perry-Paul Debate is Healthy for the GOP – and for America

The Perry-Paul Debate is Healthy for the GOP – and for America  The foreign policy debate in the media between prospective GOP Presidential candidates Texas Governor Rick Perry and Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul during the past few days is the current leading topic of journalists covering the first stirrings of the 2016 Republican presidential nomination campaign. The media portrayed this rather heated verbal altercation as a policy dispute between Perry, a foreign policy “interventionist” and Paul, an “isolationist”. I believe that this is actually an oversimplification of the positions of both candidates.

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Jeff Bell’s Most Effective Issue: Opposition to Common Core

Jeff Bell’s Most Effective Issue: Opposition to Common Core  To me, Jeff Bell will always be a young man of 34 years, as he was when he scored his historic upset victory in the June, 1978 Republican primary election over the then incumbent U.S. Senator Clifford Case. Jeff made history in that primary by scoring the first significant electoral victory for the tax cut ideology that propelled Ronald Reagan to the White House two years later in 1980.

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Au Revoir, PolitickerNJ.com

Au Revoir, PolitickerNJ.com         Recently, I have been writing fewer columns as a contributing columnist for PolitickerNJ.com.  The reason:  I am busily involved with writing a new book.  The target date for publication is November, 2014.

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Israeli "Settlements": A New Jersey Story

Israeli "Settlements":  A New Jersey Story    President Barack Obama is making his current trip to Israel in the hope of establishing anew the warm relationship that existed between the United States of America and the Jewish State during the administration of his predecessor, George W. Bush.  During the first term of President Obama, relations between America and Israel regressed to their worst point since Jimmy Carter left office in 1981. Both Obama and his then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attributed this to the continued existence of Israeli "settlements," defined as those Jewish communities situated in the West Bank beyond the "Green Line," the Israeli border with Jordan before its victory in the Six Day War of June, 1967. 

 

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Return of the Jebi

Return of the Jebi      Jeb Bush is now the main topic of discussion of the Washington political chattering class, specifically regarding whether he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.  After over four years in which he stayed mostly out of the political limelight, the former Florida governor is on television talk shows night after night, promoting his new book, Immigration Wars, co-authored with Republican attorney and policy guru Clint Bolick.

 

 

 

 

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The Sequester Drama: The Major Winner: The Tea Party. The Major Loser: Obama

The Sequester Drama:  The Major Winner:  The Tea Party.  The Major Loser:  Obama   The sequester is here, and the sky has not fallen.  The long airport lines, unpaid janitors, furloughed teachers and hundreds of thousands of other lost jobs predicted by President Barack Obama have not materialized.  His poll ratings are collapsing, and his credibility has been badly diminished.

 

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My fellow Republicans: Abortion takes an innocent life – same sex marriage does not

My fellow Republicans:  Abortion takes an innocent life – same sex marriage does not     I am a pro-life person and opposed to abortion, except in order to save the life of the mother.

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Amity Shlaes: An ideal intellectual-in-residence in a future Republican White House

Amity Shlaes:  An ideal intellectual-in-residence in a future Republican White House    A governmental chief executive, be it a president or governor, can significantly enhance his or her stature by having an intellectual-in-residence.  Such an intellectual-in-residence will in most cases later become the chronicler of the administration in which he or she served. 

 

 

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Rest in peace, Ed Koch, the passing of a giant

Rest in peace, Ed Koch, the passing of a giant    I went to sleep Thursday night, having just read on the Internet that Ed Koch was in the intensive care unit at Columbia-Presbyterian hospital in Manhattan.  I posted on my Facebook page a request that people pray for him.

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Chuck Schumer will support the Hagel nomination, thus assuring his confirmation.

Chuck Schumer will support the Hagel nomination, thus assuring his confirmation.    It’s all up to Chuck Schumer now.

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The Back Room

Christie: 'I'm the decider'

While describing to fellow Republicans a conversation he said he had with Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Gov. Chris Christie borrowed a self-attribution from his old pal George W. Bush.

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: July 28th

  Winners and Losers: Week of July 21st Christopher Rodriguez Governor Chris Christie this week announced his selection of the CIA operative as New Jersey’s next Director of the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP). (Politicker Staff) http://www.politickernj.com/77941/winners-and-losers-week-july-21st     Torres saddles up with Fulop and Baraka for...

Op-Ed

NJ Legislature must get behind statewide standard of responsible contracting

By Michael Capelli As a 30 year union carpenter, I learned first-hand how important it was to have the right tools for the job. Now as the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the 30,000 men and women of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters I... Read More >

Contributors

 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »
(7-23-14) Rabner Opinion Keeps “Christie for President” Alive - Gov. Chris Christie’s fight to prevent same-sex marriage in New Jersey ended with Chief Justice Stuart Rabner.... more »
The Perry-Paul Debate is Healthy for the GOP – and for America  The foreign policy debate in the media between prospective GOP Presidential candidates Texas Governor Rick Perry and... more »
(Washington DC)-- Two recent votes on Capitol Hill suggest an overdue and radical departure from our nation's Draconian and costly War on Drugs.  It's a long-overdue discussion (and not just... more »

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