What is the Divide Between Western and Eastern Republicans?

Although they find common ground on many issues, there are sharp differences between Eastern and Western conservatives. Jacob Weisberg of Slate suggests that Eastern conservatives are more moderate than Western conservatives, and that they are less inclined to take conservative social positions than their counterparts. These conservatives, he says, are inclined to accept the idea of a welfare state.… [Read more]

Ask Mrs. Vera: Will Christie’s weight loss affect the 2016 elections?

Dear Mrs. Vera,

How do you think New Jersey’s Governor Christie’s impending weight loss will affect the 2016 Presidential election?

Regards,

Mrs. Connie Fasquatti, Passaic/Hoboken Newborn Beautiful (finalist) 1943, Miss Little Trenton 1947, Glassboro Crab Queen 1963, 1967, 1978-81, Miss Patterson 2009

Mrs. Vera Newman,San Francisco, California.Photo: Dee Leitner.

Dear Confiscated Paysack Hobo #9876543211=0,

Thanks for your letter, dear — love your hat!… [Read more]

Sandy’s Anniversary: More homelessness to come?

Six months ago, Superstorm Sandy hit the east coast. As Sandy’s forceful winds blew and lifted waves in its path, entire neighbourhoods were torn apart as homes and lives blew away.

Since then, we’ve seen the best of government: New York and New Jersey’s respective governors, Andrew Cuomo (D) and Chris Christie (R) working hand in hand with President Obama to survey the damage, form assessments and get the wheels turning to expedite aid to displaces families.… [Read more]

Minimum Wage

Recently, Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey vetoed a bill that would raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50 an hour. The Governor said he wants the minimum wage to increase in three stages such that it would bring the rate to $8.00 an hour in three years.

It is understandable how the Governor came to veto the bill; Christie and other politicians are so out of touch with the reality of living on minimum wage that they just don’t get it.… [Read more]

Chris Christie Gives Congress a Piece of His Mind.

New Jersey’s Republican Governor, Chris Christie, is angry. But that’s nothing new. Governor Christie has often expressed his anger at President Obama and Democrats.

But, now, since Hurricane Sandy devastated coastal areas of New Jersey at the end of this past October, Governor Christie has been angry at House Speaker John Boehner and, as he puts it, the majority party in the House of Representatives.… [Read more]