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Poll: Far More Hurricane Sandy Victims Turned To One Another Than The Government

Poll: Far More Hurricane Sandy Victims Turned To One Another Than The Government

Whenever we’re faced with some new crisis – real, like a natural disaster, or imagined, such as the supposed epidemic of gun violence in America – the narrative in the media quickly becomes “what’s the government going to do about it.” Reporters demand answers, politicians grandstand and what we usually get stuck with is a

New Jersey Legislature Passes Bill Banning Non-Union Workers From Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Contracts

Hurricane Sandy relief bill was the subject of much political theater as it worked its way through Congress in Washington DC, with local officials including Governor Chris Christie bemoaning delays in assistance for their communities. But in New Jersey the state Senate just passed a bill that will make relief efforts more expensive, and more

Arcane Zoning Regulations Getting In The Way Of Hurricane Sandy Recovery

To here some tell it, the delays in rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy have everything to do with Congress which, thanks to House Republicans, has been reticent to simply throw money around. But how about some blame for the arcane building codes and zoning regulations which are making rebuilding a Kafkaesque ordeal? We’d had about a

"Deficit Hawk" Ends His Career Voting For Bigger Deficits

Two members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation ended their tenures in Washington DC this week. I wrote about Rep. Rick Berg earlier this week, who used his last vote to oppose the “fiscal cliff” deal. It’s interesting to contrast Berg’s last vote with Senator Kent Conrad’s last vote. The self-described “deficit hawk” gave his final

Shame On You, Chris Christie

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is upset with House Republicans, specifically blaming House GOP leadership, over the delay in passing a bill for Hurricane Sandy relief: “There is only one group to blame,” Christie said. “The House Majority and John Boehner.” “Last night, the House Majority failed the basic test of leadership and they did

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