Newspaper Columns from 2014

Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: Lane closures affair: water under the bridge?” December 28


Golden, Carl (2014). “Politics to loom large in N.J. in 2015”. Asbury Park Press. December 20


Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: For U.S. Attorney’s Bridgegate Report, Timing of Release May Be Everything”. NJ Spotlight. December 16

Golden, Carl (2014). “Compromise needed to replenish transportation fund”. Asbury Park PressAlso featured in Newark Star-Ledger/ December 6


Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: Forget the Pig-Crate Bill, Christie Faces Real Policy Issues”. NJ Spotlight. December 5


Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: A matter of trust and compromise”. November 30


Golden, Carl (2014). “Giving thanks for more children: Opinion”. Newark Star-Ledger/ November 27

Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: High Cost of Living vs. Low Cost of Moving Out of New Jersey”. NJ Spotlight. Also featured in WHYY Public Broadcasting/NewsWorks. November 21

Golden, Carl (2014). “Christie campaign finance views will spur debate”. Asbury Park Press. November 18


Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: Christie provokes serious debate on campaign finance”. Newark Star-Ledger/ Also featured in Burlington County Times. November 11


Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: A peek into Elections ’16 and ’17”. November 7


Golden, Carl (2014). “Sweeney offers 85 percent pension solution”. Asbury Park Press. November 5


Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: Is ‘Sit Down and Shut Up’ Christie’s Fatal Misstep?"NJ Spotlight. November 4


Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: Uproar Over Ebola Quarantine Plays to Christie’s Political Strength”. NJ Spotlight. October 28


Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: For Senate president, a balancing act”. October 17


Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: For Gov. Chris Christie, October's Been the Cruelest Month”. NJ Spotlight. October 17


Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: Gas tax to the rescue?” October 3


Golden, Carl (2014). “Don’t bet on sports wagering”. October 2


Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: Forget the Legislative Springboard to the Governor’s Office”. NJ Spotlight. September 22


Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: New Jersey's troubled fiscal state inspires little confidence in Christie administration”.Newark Star-Ledger/ Also featured in Burlington County Times. September 14

Golden, Carl (2014). “What is N.J.’s fiscal strategy?” Asbury Park Press. September 11

Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: Christie and Sweeney Have More in Common Than Ambition”. NJ Spotlight. September 3


Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: With 'sunshine' come a few burns”. August 24


Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: Gov. Christie's pension study buys time, provides cover for his administration”. Newark Star-Ledger/ August 13


Golden, Carl (2014). “Is Cory Booker in Danger of Getting His Bell Rung by Jeff Bell in November?”NJ Spotlight. August 12


Golden, Carl (2014). “Gov. Chris Christie opts for blue-ribbon breather on N.J. pension issue: Opinion”. South Jersey Times. Also featured in Newark Star-Ledger/ August 9

Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: Christie: On the road again”. August 8

Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: Christie, Sweeney Remain Worlds Apart on Pensions, Health Benefits”. NJ Spotlight. July 29

Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: Betting on North Jersey”. July 21

Golden, Carl (2014). “N.J. millionaires tax: Don't use constitution as an end-run (Opinion)”. Newark Star-Ledger/ July 21

Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: N.J. budget battle stuck to the script for Christie, Democrats”. Newark Star-Ledger/ July 14

Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: Trying For a Constitutional End-Run Around the Governor”. NJ Spotlight. July 10

Golden, Carl (2014). “Bad N.J. budget script spawns sequels: Opinion”. Newark Star-Ledger/ July 6

Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: Christie and Sweeney Act Out Their Parts, as Expected”. NJ Spotlight. June 24

Greer, Darryl (2014). “Opinion: New Jerseyans Have Ideas on How to Make Good College Value Even Better”. Newark Star-Ledger/ June 20

Golden, Carl (2014). “New Jersey's Bridgegate panel needs to find an exit strategy”. WHYY Public Broadcasting/ Also featured in NJ Spotlight and Newark Star-Ledger/ June 13

Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: Jeff Bell is Back”. (Bergen County Record & Herald News). June 12

Golden, Carl (2014). “Chris Christie wins a Trenton power play: Opinion”. Newark Star-Ledger/ June 4

Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: Christie's Available Options Have Gone From Bad to Worse”. NJ Spotlight. Also featured in Newark Star-Ledger/ and Burlington County Times. May 29

Douglas, Daniel J. (2014). “Money and Politics Lead to Scandal”. Shore News Today. May 28

Golden, Carl (2014). “Republicans build case for ending Bridgegate probe”. Also featured in NJ Assembly Republicans. May 27

Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: Mistakes of ’12 fresh in mind, GOP alters roadmap”. May 20

Golden, Carl (2014). “Republicans vow not to repeat mistakes of 2012: Opinion”. Newark Star-Ledger/ May 18

Golden, Carl (2014). “Hearing pulled back curtain”. Also featured in North (Bergen County Record & Herald News). May 14

Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: Gov. Christie's Made Champagne Promises on a Beer Budget”. NJ Spotlight. May 6

Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: Clear, straight talk about New Jersey's revenue needs is the only way to overcome budget, tax-increase pushback”. Newark Star-Ledger/ May 1

Golden, Carl (2014). “Revenue enhancer? It's a tax”. April 30

Golden, Carl (2014). “Chris Christie's budget must fund cancer research: Opinion”. Newark Star-Ledger/ April 29

Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: Is Gov. Christie Headed for a Political Comeback or Catastrophe?”NJ Spotlight. April 22

Golden, Carl (2014). “The old Christie is back”. Burlington County Times. April 21

Golden, Carl (2014). “NJ Chief Justice Stuart Rabner's case shines light on judicial selection: Opinion”. Newark Star-Ledger/ April 17

Golden, Carl (2014). “Christie's strategy may be working”. April 16

Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: Christie's strategy: Change the subject and move on”. (Bergen County Record & Herald News). April 11

Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: Christie & Co. -- Fanning the Flames of the Bridgegate Scandal”. NJ Spotlight. April 10

Golden, Carl (2014). “Lamenting the fate of newspapers: Opinion”. Newark Star-Ledger/ April 9

Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: N.J. budget proposal is vintage Gov. Christie take-or-leave-it plan”. Newark Star-Ledger/ April 3

Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: Sexist Depiction of Bridget Kelly Returns Bridgegate to Front Page”. NJ Spotlight. April 1

Golden, Carl (2014). “Bridge scandal fading into the rearview mirror: Opinion”. Newark Star-Ledger/ March 27

Golden, Carl (2014). “N.J. budget fight is already over -- and Christie won”. March 25

Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: Christie's Plummet in the Polls (and Elsewhere) -- It's Not Just Bridgegate”. NJ Spotlight. March 18

Golden, Carl (2014). “Why take on the media?” Also featured in March 11

Golden, Carl (2014). “The media made Chris Christie, so why is he bashing them?”Newark Star-Ledger/ March 8

Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: For Property Tax Reform, the Political Stars are in Alignment”.NJ Spotlight. March 5

Golden, Carl (2014). “Opinion: Staying the course: The Christie budget address” March 2

Golden, Carl (2014). “Christie’s Strength Diminished” Also featured in Press of Atlantic City. February 28

Golden, Carl (2014). “Internet asks too high a price to tell you who you are”.Newark Star-Ledger/ February 24

Golden, Carl (2014). “What a difference a scandal makes”.Burlington County Times. February 24

Golden, Carl (2014). “The governor’s right-hand man” February 23

Golden, Carl (2014). “Assembly Speaker's call for N.J. gas tax hike is lost in GWB scandal noise”.NJ Spotlight. February 20

Golden, Carl (2014). “Faith in Government, the Real Casualty of Bridgegate”.NJ Spotlight. February 20

Douglas, Daniel J. (2014). "Despite Bridgegate, politicians still need to keep their eyes on the road”.Shore News Today. February 19

Golden, Carl (2014). “With tax proposals, Democrats put Christie on notice” Also featured in February 14

Golden, Carl (2014). “NJ Republicans and U.S. Senate -- The Five-Decade Losing Streak”.NJ Spotlight. February 6

Golden, Carl (2014). “N.J. budget drama hinges on pension payment”.Press of Atlantic City. February 4

Golden, Carl (2014). “Sweeney’s line in the sand” February 2

Golden, Carl (2014). “Budget Will Indicate if Christie Still Governs from Position of Strength”.NJ Spot Light. January 28

Golden, Carl (2014). "N.J. political payback on display as never before", Burlington County Times, Press of Atlantic City and January 21.

Golden, Carl (2014). "Budget issues to pose formidable challenge" and CourierPost. January 19.

Golden, Carl (2014). "Bridgegate's toll" January 19.

Golden, Carl (2014). "In 2014, expect Statehouse to dominate the news".Press of Atlantic City. January 14.

Golden, Carl (2014). "Christie likely to survive 'bridgegate'- though not unscathed".NJ Spotlight and WHYY. January 14.

Golden, Carl (2014). "Races for Congress take a backseat again in N.J." January 12.