OTB In The New York Times

Just posted at The New York Times is today’s “Room For Debate” section on the subject: Should Governor Christie Step Down?

I was asked to contribute and my piece, hot off the presses with revisions made while Governor Christie was still conducting his two-hour press conference can be found here.

I’ll have a longer post on the press conference, and other developments in the George Washington Bridge story later this afternoon.

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Doug Mataconis
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Doug holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010. Before joining OTB, he wrote at Below The BeltwayThe Liberty Papers, and United Liberty Follow Doug on Twitter | Facebook


  1. PD Shaw says:

    You think he should change his name to “Frank”? I suppose it could work.

  2. michael reynolds says:


  3. Neil Hudelson says:

    Really cool. Congratulations.

  4. inhumans99 says:

    Congrats Doug, and I also headed on over to the link to read your article.

    I will say this, some of the comments under your article make me appreciate the regular commenters on OTB all the more than I did yesterday (and yes, I will include folks like Bandit and Jenos under the commenters I appreciate umbrella).

  5. Franklin says:


    OTB! OTB! OTB!

    We’re #1!

  6. lankyloo says:

    Congratulations!! Very cool.

  7. al-Ameda says:

    Right on, and congratulations.

  8. bill says:

    @PD Shaw: surely you can’t be serious!

    nice job Doug, we’re not worthy!

  9. John Peabody says:

    Very good.

  10. the Q says:

    Congrats Doug, all the hard work and giving us fools something of substance to read everyday paid off some in your NYT exposure.

  11. ernieyeball says:

    @PD Shaw:You think he should change his name to “Frank”? I suppose it could work.

    Looks like this handle has been use for a while.

    KTRS is the home of The Large Morning Show in the Afternoon, which features host Frank O Pinion (John Craddock), the highest rated, as well as the highest paid radio personality in St. Louis.

  12. CSK says:

    I don’t know how I missed this the other day. Congratulations!