Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Dan Cuellar

Many new legislators, but will N.J. cities benefit?

On Nov. 4, voters from all across New Jersey will head to the polls to elect 40 State Senators and 80 members of the General Assembly to the state legislature. Mercer County has received special attention because it is one of a few counties across the state with key competitive elections.

California recall puts GOP back in power

Did you know California is a Republican state? Did you know Los Angeles is a Republican county? Did you know Republicans can win over two-thirds of voters in places like Orange and San Diego Counties, the Inland Empire and the Central Valley? Californians haven't seen anything like what happened in the recall election held last week since 1994.

No worthy opponent has surfaced yet

As if the field of candidates were not crowded enough, former NATO Supreme Commander Wesley Clark recently announced that he would become the 10th candidate for the Democratic nomination for President in 2004. Clark has to make a case for his campaign, but his anouncement comes at such an early stage that voters should give his campaign some time and consider the three other candidates who actually have a good chance of winning the nomination: John Kerry, Howard Dean and Joseph Lieberman.

Quality health care reform from GOP

Three years ago this month, Presidential candidate George W. Bush released a policy document entitled, "Blueprint For the Middle Class," designed to appeal to middle-income voters based largely in America's politically competitive suburbs. Bush explained his views on traditional issues that are often of concern to suburban families and their communities: education, health care, Social Security, conservation programs and crime reduction.

Calif. voters can change future, again

Twenty-five years ago, Californians decided that the time had come to make a dramatic change in the ominous direction that their state was headed. In the late 1970s, the consequences of high inflation California's real estate values forced property tax rates to escalate so rapidly that California was destined to become the most heavily taxed state in the nation.

For policy, the 80s were very good years

Since we have reached the end of the academic year, I would sure like to use the time remaining to address some of the concerns that others have expressed about American foreign policy in the 1980s. Under the Reagan Doctrine, U.S. assistance was given to pro-democracy forces in countries that were being threatened by Marxist-Leninist takeovers.

Everyone should be keen on Kean

On April 21, former Republican Gov. Thomas Kean celebrated his sixty-eighth birthday. I think it is highly appropriate to commemorate a person who was, in my opinion, the greatest and most respected governor in our state's history. The son of a congressman, Kean grew up in Washington, D.

As the head of Saddam falls, so does the regime

In an amazing display of strategic, technological and military might, coalition forces arrived at the outskirts of Iraq's capital in slightly less than three weeks. Operation Iraqi Freedom has been carried out with remarkable effectiveness considering the sheer magnitude of the war.

Morris elections could mean better leadership

On June 3, registered voters across New Jersey nominate candidates for both chambers of the N.J. state legislature. One race in Morris County is especially worth noting. Jay Webber, a Chatham attorney, is challenging Republican State Sen. Robert Martin in the twenty-sixth legislative district.

Budget cuts sit pretty with few N.J. residents

Under Governors Kean and Whitman, New Jersey established a reputation as a business-friendly state with a record of job growth and balanced budgets, but not anymore. I've seen Gov. McGreevey's budget proposal for 2004. Even considering current economic circumstances, it's not pretty.

Candidates prove worthy in upcoming Pa. elections

The next elections for federal offices are approaching quickly and our neighbors in Pennsylvania will once again experience competitive races for President and U.S. Senate, reinforcing the Keystone State's reputation as a political battleground. While new candidates are starting to emerge and incumbents are deciding whether or not to run again, U.

The time to hesitate is through

At the domestic level, one of the most significant training and recruitment centers for leftist activism against the war in Iraq can be found on the campuses of American universities. Student organizations, as well as professors, in hotbeds of political activism, such as University of California at Berkeley, Smith College in Massachusetts and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, have challenged the Bush administration over its uncompromising resolve requiring Saddam Hussein to comply with U.

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