Showing posts with label Chris Christie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chris Christie. Show all posts

John Stossel: Political Arrogance

Candidates advocate for a big fat government.   After the Iowa caucus results, it looks like Hillary Clinton vs. Marco Rubio in November! They lead the betting at This scares me. Neither candidate shows any interest in limited government. They scoff at anyone who suggests that their grand schemes do more harm than good.  ... MORE

More Big Fat Lies From Chris Christie At The GOP Debate

by Ed Krayewski.     On Sonia Sotomayor, Planned Parenthood, and Common Core. At the last Republican debate, Fox Business host Neil Cavuto asked Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) to respond to comments attributed to an ad against Gov. Chris Christie (NJ) connected to a political action committee supporting him. It's part of the 2016 cycle debate   ... MORE

Chris Christie Has No Problem With Warrantless Searches

by Aaron Morrison.   Thinks arbitrary stop and frisk is good idea. If Chris Christie were to run and win a mayoral election in New York City, he would bring back a racially discriminatory police strategy that current Mayor Bill de Blasio did away with two years. Christie, who is governor of New Jersey, told the hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe talk show     ... MORE

Andrew Napolitano: Chris Christie vs. Rand Paul

Or, King George vs. Thomas Jefferson.  The dust-up between New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul over presidential fidelity to the Constitution – particularly the Fourth Amendment – was the most illuminating two minutes of the Republican debate last week. It is a well-regarded historical truism that the Fourth Amendment was   ... MORE

Chris Christie And Rand Paul Reflect The Clash Between The GOP's Authoritarian And Libertarian Tendencies

by Jacob Sullum.     One of the most telling moments in last week's Republican presidential debate came when moderator Megyn Kelly asked New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to defend his position that Rand Paul, the Kentucky senator, should be held responsible for the next terrorist attack on Americans because he opposes the National Security Agency's   ... MORE

Anti-Pot Hard-Liner Chris Christie Admits The Drug War Is A 'Failure,' Even Though He More Or Less Wants To Restart It

by Matt Ferner.  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said on Monday that the war on drugs has been a "failure" -- even though he has vowed to enact a federal crackdown on marijuana, a substance that has been a primary target of the drug war for decades. "This is a disease and the war on drugs has been a failure -- well-intentioned, but a failure," Christie  ... MORE

Jacob Sullum: Christie Vs. Paul On Surveillance & Security

NJ governor unconcerned about warrantless snooping.  Chris Christie says Rand Paul, one of his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, is "politicizing America's national security" by objecting to the government's indiscriminate collection of our telephone records. The New Jersey governor's puzzling charge against the Kentucky senator    ... MORE

Andrew Napolitano: To Vaccinate or Not To Vaccinate?

Does the government own our bodies?      New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie unwittingly ignited a firestorm earlier this week when he responded to a reporter's question in Great Britain about forced vaccinations of children in New Jersey by suggesting that the law in the U.S. needs to balance the rights of parents against the       ... MORE

Rand Paul for President: Can Interesting Be Electable?

by Brian Doherty.        Rand Paul announced today that he’s definitely running for re-election to his Kentucky Senate seat. While he has not made it official, he’s also by all available evidence running for his party’s presidential nomination (even though under Kentucky law he can’t appear on the same ballot in that state for both offices). He’s doing    ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Christie, Hillary and Obama

A contrast in leadership.      The first time I saw New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on television, a few years ago, my first reaction was astonishment: "A talking Republican!" It would scarcely have been more astonishing if there had been a talking giraffe. For reasons unknown, most Republican leaders seem to pay very little attention to     ... MORE

The Ugly Reality of the Chris Christie Bridge Scandal

by Rachel Alexander.      It came to light last week that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration plotted with transportation officials to create traffic gridlock in Fort Lee, N.J., after its Democratic Mayor Mark Sokolich refused to back Christie’s reelection bid. Lanes were closed for several days in September on the George Washington  ... MORE

AP: Obama Congratulates Pal On Election Win

Obama-light could represent GOP in 2016.       President Barack Obama has called Republican Gov. Chris Christie to congratulate him on his re-election in New Jersey. Christie won a second term on Tuesday, defeating Democrat Barbara Buono by more than 20 percentage points. Obama and Christie have developed an unusually close         ... MORE