The Campaign Spot

Latest New Jersey Poll Shows . . . Pretty Much More of the Same

A new Monmouth University/Gannett poll of New Jersey likely voters released today puts Chris Christie ahead of Jon Corzine, but by a slightly smaller margin than some other polls, 45 percent to 37 percent.

Of course, an incumbent polling below 40 percent is pretty darn lousy. And as for the idea that Corzine can save himself by tying himself to Obama, 76 percent say that their vote for governor will be based solely on state and local issues.

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The Failure of the Deal

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays. Dear Reader (But especially Sammie), I had my say on the emergency declaration yesterday, and I’m sure I’ll have to say it all again not very far ... Read More
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We’ll Regret This

Mitch McConnell says the president will sign the budget deal and he will also declare a national emergency to build the wall, as I expected. We’ll see the legal justifications he uses, but as a political and constitutional matter this is a long-term disaster. Oh, it might be good for Trump according to the ... Read More
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Let’s Chill about Hate Crimes

‘Jussie Smollett, one of the stars of the television show ‘Empire,’ was attacked in Chicago by 2 assailants who yelled racial and homophobic slurs,” tweeted the New York Times on January 29. Mark the tone of absolute certainty about an unconfirmed claim. Many other news outlets took the same tack. ... Read More