The True Patriots of January 6th
During yesterday’s January 6th committee hearings, we got an inside look at the pressure Trump put on ordinary people and elected officials alike.
SCOTUS Should Allow EPA to Address Climate Pollution
Christie Whitman February 28, 2022 Today the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case challenging EPA’s long-standing authority to address climate pollution from power plants. Two decades ago, in the Whitman case, Justice Scalia wrote for a unanimous Court affirming EPA’s authority under the Clean Air Act to protect the American people from air pollution and rejecting similarly sweeping [...]
The GOP Goes Over the Cliff
When I wrote my book, It’s My Party Too, in 2005, I indicated that the Republican Party was approaching a cliff. Little did I know how steep the precipice would be or how willingly the party would throw itself over. Today, those who define themselves as Republican leaders have rendered the party unrecognizable from the party of Lincoln, Eisenhower, and [...]
Joe Biden Won, Time To Move On
Christie Whitman January 6, 2021 The election is over, and it has been for a while now. But you wouldn’t know it from the chatter in some corners of social media – or from the Twitter feed of the person with the largest platform on the planet. There’s a vast campaign, led by the current commander in chief, to sow [...]
The Integrity of the Supreme Court
Christie Whitman October 27, 2020 In taking the oath of office, Amy Coney Barrett has changed the Supreme Court forever. Not because she is conservative, not just because she was rushed through. In fact, the changes started long before her. [...]
Why I Endorsed Joe Biden
Christie Whitman August 20, 2020 Watching Barack Obama eviscerating Donald Trump last night was extraordinary. For a former president to criticize, much less attack, their successor, is just not done. Yet, in 15 minutes President Obama outlined just how dangerous this administration is to the very foundation of our democracy. Its disdain for the rule of law and the constitution [...]
An Open Letter to My Fellow Republicans
Christie Whitman June 23, 2020 To my fellow Republicans, Yes, I still call myself a Republican, but not as defined by the president or the Republican leadership in Congress. No, I come from the party of Eisenhower, when we were proud to trace our heritage to Abraham Lincoln. A party with principles for which we fought, quaint things like respect [...]
Long term impact
We are a nation based on the rule of law, but we now shrug when our laws are routinely flouted and seem to accept that one can pick and choose which ones to follow.
Many Faces, One Family
When I was governor, our motto for one state was “Many Faces, One Family”. It reflected the diversity that makes our state strong. The horrific shooting in Jersey City flies in the face of all that is great in our state. Yet we are not alone...
Open letter to Congress
The time is coming when the members of, first the House, and then potentially the Senate will have to take the most important votes of their lives...
4th of July
All right, we can all relax now, the President did not hijack the 4th of July. It’s too big a celebration of our Nation’s founding, with too many events in cities and towns across the nation, for any one person to dominate. Sorry, Donald...
Something needs to be done (and it falls to the Congress to do it)
I have not been one to call for the impeachment of the President but given his increasingly erratic behavior however, something needs to be done and it falls to the Congress to do it...