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George F. Will: Likeable Christie prepares for possible presidential run

NEWARK, N.J. — Gov. Chris Christie could be forgiven if he had chips on both shoulders as big as those shoulders. This year, the first of his second term, has been overshadowed by often partisan investigations, more protracted than productive, of the involvement of several of his former aide…

October 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Traffic jam fallout increases Christie's conservative problem

WASHINGTON — What is the greatest fear of conservatives when they warn against the dangers of big government? It is that a leader or the coterie around him will abuse the authority of the state arbitrarily to gather yet more power, punish opponents and, in the process, harm rank-and-file cit…

January 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: American voters shift away from Tea Party

WASHINGTON — The center of gravity in American politics moved left in Tuesday’s off-year elections.

November 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Oklahoma needs help, not ideology

WASHINGTON — While listening to an NPR report out of Moore, Okla., this week, I was genuinely shocked. Not by the scale of the devastation or the tenacity of people who have grown stoically accustomed to the damage tornadoes can do, but by a political sentiment that, in almost any other era,…

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Cokie and Steven V. Roberts: Lawmakers on both sides flunk math tests

There's a lot of hand-wringing about American students lagging their foreign counterparts in math skills. That should not be a big surprise, since many of our political leaders aren't very good at math either and deny the realities that numbers reveal. Republican Sen. John McCain recently la…

March 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

George F. Will: New Jersey's operatic governor

TRENTON, N.J. — Coyness is not part of Chris Christie's repertoire, which does not stress subtlety, delicacy and intimation. New Jersey's governor is more Mickey Spillane than Jane Austen and his persona, which sometimes is that of a bulldog who got up on the wrong side of the bed, is so pop…

February 01, 2013 12:30 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Capitol communications key to better government

Montana’s 24th governor will take his oath of office Monday, the same day the 63rd Legislature convenes for its biennial, 90-day session.

January 06, 2013 12:10 amLoading…

Medical marijuana opponents accused of political stunt

A press conference to charge Attorney General Steve Bullock of botching medical marijuana ballot language quickly soured on pot opponents who found themselves accused of blowing smoke.

October 17, 2012 7:05 pmLoading…
Gov. Chris Christie campaigns for Rehberg in Billings

Gov. Chris Christie campaigns for Rehberg in Billings

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie praised Democratic Sen. Jon Tester for his ambition Friday night during a fundraising reception for U.S. Senate candidate Denny Rehberg.

October 05, 2012 9:59 pm Photos

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to speak at Rick Hill fundraiser

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to speak at Rick Hill fundraiser

MISSOULA — The fiery Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is headed to Missoula to help fellow Republican Rick Hill grab hold of the governor's office in this state.

July 31, 2012 8:05 am Photos

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Cokie and Steven V. Roberts: Presidential candidates fall far short of ideal

We were talking to a group of senior Republicans recently about the election, and here’s the essence of what they said: Damn it. We should have gotten Chris Christie or Mitch Daniels or Paul Ryan to run.

December 09, 2011 12:05 amLoading…

George Will: New Jersey's Christie thrives on conflict

TRENTON — Near the statehouse office of New Jersey’s 55th governor sits a sort of shrine to the 34th. Fortunately, Chris Christie is unlike Woodrow Wilson.

August 23, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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