Opinion

Should Zoffinger Consider Stepping Down?

By: Michael M. Shapiro During his tenure as the president and CEO of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA), George Zoffinger streamlined operations, eliminating waste, fraud and abuse. As former chairman of the New Brunswick Development Corporation, he…

Let’s Talk About Energy

By Michael M. Shapiro As gas prices continue to skyrocket, the “solution” touted by some candidates is a “gas tax holiday,” a proposal to eliminate the federal gas tax for a few months, saving the average driver approximately 25 dollars.…

Is It Back to the House for Andrews?

By Michael M. Shapiro Watching the campaign of Rob Andrews for the United States Senate has been difficult. Congressman Andrews is an intelligent and thoughtful official who has a keen interest in public policy. By most accounts, he was next…

Thoughts On The VP Search

By Michael M. Shapiro During the past few weeks, both John McCain and Barack Obama have begun speaking with possible candidates for the vice presidency. They are presumably looking at a variety of factors as well as a background dossier…

The Debate Over Debates

By Michael M. Shapiro Congressman Rob Andrews, who is challenging Senator Frank Lautenberg in the Democratic Primary for the United States Senate in New Jersey, has demanded that Senator Lautenberg debate him seven times before the June Primary. Senator Lautenberg…