Charles Stile, North Jersey News

Charles Stile

North Jersey News

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Recent articles by Charles:

Can abortion drive votes in the 2023 New Jersey legislative elections? Will it?

Democrats face intra-party warfare on the possibility of a state constitutional amendment enshrining abortion rights. → Read More

These 6 midterm election outcomes will shape New Jersey politics

The state remains a blue stronghold. Democratic incumbents in three of four competitive districts cruised to double-digit victories. → Read More

These are the problems facing NJ Democrats and Republicans moving toward 2024

New Jersey's Democrats and Republicans still face significant problems as they move into the 2024 cycle. → Read More

The original political disruptor? It was New Jersey's Jim Florio: Stile

Jim Florio always believed the tough decisions would win respect from New Jersey voters. → Read More

We're still watching NJ campaign ads. Will attacking Pelosi, Biden work for GOP? — Stile

Campaign ads for the upcoming midterm elections continue to drop. Will attacks on leading Democrats pay off for GOP candidates? → Read More

New Jersey GOP candidates rail against inflation. So what's their plan?

Republican candidates for Congress rely on talking points and old nostrums when asked for details on how they would fight inflation. → Read More

NJ faces a judicial crisis, and a certain unwritten tradition isn't helping — Stile

An unwritten rule that effectively gives veto power over a governor's nominees is contributing to a 'crisis' in New Jersey's courts → Read More

Democrats drop pledge on NJ tax breaks, but get historic legislation in return — Stile

Republicans may have a gotcha soundbite, but Democrats have historic legislation in the Inflation Reduction Act, columnist Charles Stile writes. → Read More

Abortion ruling may throw a 'lifeline' to vulnerable Democrats in midterms

Roe ruling is a political blessing in disguise for Democrats. → Read More

NJ officials are no strangers to Trump tantrums. Here's where we've seen it before

Close observers of Donald Trump's dealings in New Jersey will find his reported White House temper tantrum on Jan. 6 familiar. → Read More

Phil Murphy could have been a bold visionary. Instead, a new rebate gimmick for NJ

There was a time when New Jersey governors and lawmakers boldly transformed government. These are not those days, alas. → Read More

NJEA donates $750,000 to another political dark money group tied to Phil Murphy

The state's largest teachers union donated $750,000 to an opaque nonprofit tied to Gov. Phil Murphy called Stronger Fairer Forward. → Read More

MAGA diehards are ignoring the Jan. 6 hearings. Will NJ voters in November?

Republicans contend the Jan. 6 hearings are a sideshow to cover Biden's failings. Will the November elections prove them right? → Read More

Recognizable NJ Republicans won big Tuesday. But is Trumpism really going away? — Stile

The New Jersey Republican establishment held its ground in Tuesday's primary. Crackpot-ism didn't crack the moderate tradition in New Jersey. → Read More

Money has always talked in New Jersey politics, but should it?

Money infiltrates every part of New Jersey politics, crowding out challengers while strengthening the local party boss system. → Read More

Phil Murphy talked tough on guns, but needs the help of Democrats to pass new laws

Phil Murphy cast himself as the tough-talking truth teller, calling out the feckless and weak of spine and bereft of a moral compass. → Read More

NJ Democrats don't want to reopen the abortion issue. They may miss their chance — Stile

New Jersey Democrats have no appetite to plunge into another legislative struggle over abortion. → Read More

A leaked Supreme Court decision could galvanize Democrats in midterms — or it may not

In New Jersey, some expect the abortion rights issue to play an outsized role in several competitive House races. → Read More

Can a Trump-style campaign knock out longtime Republican Chris Smith in NJ's 4th District?

Last fall, Chris Smith found himself on Trump's enemies list after he broke ranks and voted for Biden's $1 trillion infrastructure package. → Read More

Atlantic City casino workers still labor under a cloud of smoke. But change is in the air

Atlantic City casino workers are lobbying lawmakers to ban smoking on the gambling floors of the seaside resort town. → Read More