October 12, 1997 |
If misery really does love company, then Californians upset about high auto insurance rates (and who doesn't fit in that category?) might consider finding a friend in New Jersey. For years, New Jersey has had the dubious distinction of having the highest premiums in the country--on average, 20% higher than rates in California, where officials hope a rating plan announced earlier this month may drop costs for many drivers.
February 20, 2005 |
Former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, as she tells us in "It's My Party Too," likes to think of herself as a Republican "radical moderate." No matter what the issue, no matter what the merits of any given argument, Whitman's radical moderate always knows that the truth lies "somewhere in the middle."
September 4, 1994 |
One Saturday last spring, the same day that marked the kickoff of West Hollywood's annual Gay and Lesbian Pride Celebration, a small group of conservative Republican activists got together for an alfresco fund-raising brunch in a Hollywood Hills home. The setting seemed like heaven--ripe oranges and lemons on curving branches, mockingbirds burbling arias beneath an azure sky--and the dozen or so guests seemed perfectly cast for their roles as Grand Old Party stalwarts.
August 20, 2000 |
Oh this age! How tasteless and ill-bred it is!" wrote the Roman poet Catullus in the 1st century BC. He wasn't complaining, mind you, so much as reveling: He was one of the most astonishingly rude and crude literati of all time, a guy whose verses were so explicitly raunchy and full of scatological insults toward his rivals that they make Howard Stern seem like a Care Bear.
March 28, 1996 |
Gov. Christine Todd Whitman said Wednesday that she has taken herself out of the running as a possible vice presidential candidate. Whitman, who has been mentioned as a possibility for the spot for more than a year, said she has told presumptive GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole that she wants to remain as governor. Dole's campaign stressed that he has "not begun the formal process" of selecting a running mate.
December 26, 1997 |
A federal judge in Trenton has extended an order blocking New Jersey's ban on a controversial abortion procedure. The Legislature briefly put the ban into effect by overriding Gov. Christine Todd Whitman's veto on Dec. 15, prompting an immediate appeal from abortion rights supporters. The next day, U.S. District Judge Anne Thompson issued a temporary restraining order that she extended this week, pending a trial June 3.