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I hope you will find my website a helpful to place to read key news about the issues I care about: protecting the environment, preserving an inclusive Republican Party, and promoting strong relationships with other nations. From this site you can read my opinion pieces from various publications throughout the world, and connect with the organizations with which I am involved. You can also get contact information for scheduling or media requests. I hope it will give you food for thought about what we as a nation need to be doing on these very important issues.

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The Record: Brava, Whitman

The Record
December 18, 2015

CHRISTIE HAS something to say. And in this case it is not Governor Christie, but former Gov. Christie Whitman. In a scathing opinion piece published by Politico on Wednesday and in an interview with Record Washington Correspondent Herb Jackson published Thursday, Whitman pulls no punches when it comes to the candidacy of Donald Trump and the current state of the Republican Party.

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The Republican Party Must Defeat Trump Now

Politico Magazine
By Christine Todd Whitman
December 16, 2015

Every few generations a political party has to define itself. Now is that moment for the Republican Party. Until recently the GOP has been seen in Washington as the “party of no.” Now it is being defined as the party of extreme. While the U.S. may be yearning for definitive leadership from a president, the use of hate and fear tactics by so many of the GOP presidential candidates is not the answer.

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How climate change became so politicized

CBS NEWS
By Brian Mastroianni
December 3, 2015

During a news conference at the COP21 climate conference in Paris on Tuesday, President Obama had some words for the Republicans hoping to win his job: “Everyone else is taking climate change really seriously.” In other countries, he said, “They think it’s a really big problem. It spans political parties.”

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Responding to the Paris Aftermath

Huffington Post
By Christine Todd Whitman
November 19, 2015

As I watch governing officials react to the atrocities in Paris, Beirut, and on the Russian plane, I am stuck that, for the first time in this country, we are determining the status of people by their religion. I understand fully the need to protect, but banning all Muslims from entering a state begs the question of what do you do with practicing Muslims already within our borders? Who do we next automatically paint with such a broad brush, all those of Arab decent? Is this a repeat of the interment of all Japanese during WWII? Or of atrocities committed by another nation against people of one particular religion?

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Why Closing Nuclear Power Plants Is Short-Sighted

The Wall Street Journal
By Christine Todd Whitman
November 16, 2015

CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN: Following the announcement that the Pilgrim nuclear-energy facility outside of Boston will close by 2019, it is critical for decision makers to reassess how electricity markets value the clean electricity produced by nuclear energy.

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Why the U.S. should export nuclear power

Fortune
By Christine Todd Whitman & Stephen Cheney
October 22, 2015

Competition with Russia in the nuclear energy technology industry will continue to be an issue as Asian and European nations look for carbon-free energy options like nuclear power.

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Republicans & Democrats Agree: U.S. Security Demands Global Climate Action

Press Release
PSA Bipartisan Climate Security Statement
October 22, 2015

For years, America’s intelligence community and armed services have recognized climate change as a threat to U.S. national security – shaping a world that is more unstable, resource-constrained, violent, and disaster-prone. This issue is critically important to the world’s most experienced security planners. The impacts are real, and the costs of inaction are unacceptable. America’s elected leaders and private sector must think past tomorrow to focus on this growing problem, and take action at home and abroad.

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Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords launches new gun control initiative

By Bill Theobald
USA Today
October 8, 2015

WASHINGTON — Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot and seriously wounded in 2011, is planning a new initiative to address gun violence against women and families.

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Our energy problems need the wisdom of the Pope, but Washington politics gives us Trump Fortune

By Stacey Higginbotham
Fortune
September 28, 2015

Washington is a mess, but here’s what we can do, according to industry experts at Fortune’s Brainstorm E conference in Austin, Texas.

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Q&A: Former Gov. Whitman on Nuclear’s Promise – and its Limits

By Alan Neuhauser
U.S. News & World Report
September 28, 2015

Christine Todd Whitman could be called a realist.

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