Author: Phil Kerpen

Phil Kerpen is president of American Commitment, and a former vice president for policy at Americans for Prosperity as well as a past researcher for the Free Enterprise Fund, the Club for Growth, and the Cato Institute.

What We Know and Why Menendez Must Go

By Phil Kerpen | American Commitment Senator Bob Menendez, it is widely reported, will be imminently indicted on corruption charges stemming from his relationship with Dr. Salomon Melgen, a West Palm Beach eye doctor who is the number one billing Medicare doctor in Read More

N.J. Elects Generic Democrat

By Phil Kerpen | The New Jersey Senate Special Election in two pictures: With literally nothing else on the ballot, get-out-the-vote literature did not include Booker’s name. Congratulations to Senator-Elect Generic Democrat on his ten point victory.

More Death On Election Eve

Two More Killed in Newark; Murders Set to Exceed Sharpe James’s Last Full Year By Phil Kerpen | Tragic report this morning from the Star-Ledger, that a second man has now died in the hospital from last night’s Newark shooting. Along with a separate shooting, Read More

Newark Robberies Hit 14-Year High

Newark Robberies Spike to 14-Year High after @CoryBooker Cop Layoffs By Phil Kerpen | Yesterday I pointed out that Cory Booker has been a derelict, absentee mayor in his second term, starting with sweeping police layoffs that triggered an ongoing spike in Read More

Booker Plays Favorites

BOOKER: MANDATORY SOCIAL SECURITY FOR YOU (WITH A TAX HIKE!) BUT OPTIONAL FOR UNIONS THAT ENDORSE HIM By Phil Kerpen | Today Cory Booker celebrated an endorsement from the International Association of Fire Fighters.  Like pretty much every special-interest questionnaire, Booker told Read More

Cory Beats Sharpe’s Record

NEWARK VIOLENT CRIME SOARED AFTER BOOKER COP LAYOFFS; NOW WORSE THAN UNDER SHARPE JAMES By Phil Kerpen |   Cory Booker does not put public safety first, and therefore his second term as mayor of Newark has been tragically horrible. A decent Read More

ObamaCare Ravages Garden State

850,000+ New Jerseyans forced out of their plans by Obamacare; if you like your plan, vote Lonegan By Phil Kerpen | We already knew that basic and essential plans (created in 2002 by Governor Jim McGreevey because other plans subject to Obamacare-style Read More

“A Leader, Not a Tweeter”

Booker Hates that Lonegan Puts Taxpayers First By Phil Kerpen | It was Cory Booker’s constant sneering attack in the first debate — Steve Lonegan is a “tea party leader.” What does that mean? It’s true, Steve Lonegan has long been one Read More

To Booker, Suburbs Are ATMs

If you live in the suburbs, Newark’s mayor just wants your money By Phil Kerpen | Cory Booker, the Newark mayor and floundering candidate for U.S. Senate, rips off suburban taxpayers to line his own pockets and those of his big city Read More