During yesterday’s January 6th committee hearings, we got an inside look at the pressure Trump put on ordinary people and elected officials alike.
Christine Todd Whitman and James J. Florio NJ.com April 10, 2022 Government serves many purposes. As former governors, we led debates about what programs, priorities and initiatives it should undertake, but at the core of government is the ability to conceive of and carry forward bold, transformative projects that provide broad benefit to citizens. Few things are as transformative as ensuring access to clean water. [...]
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 legal challenges. Justice Scalia held EPA’s authority “fits comfortably within the scope of discretion permitted by our precedent.” [...]
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 Reagan. [...]
It is time for our nation's leaders to stop spreading conspiracy theories and start getting serious about protecting the freedom to vote.
Immediately following his impeachment acquittal, former President Donald Trump issued a statement saying his movement "has only just begun." He is right about one thing: Something has only just begun, but it's not another chapter of the conspiracies and lies to which Trump clings. The movement that just got kicked into high gear is an era of accountability.
Following four years of regulatory rollbacks from a president determined to ignore the pressing reality of climate change, President Joe Biden’s first few weeks in office are a welcome change.
January 6 revealed a great deal about this moment in history—about the present dangers to our democracy, the clear physical and literal threats to our system and the current health of our republic.
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 doubt about the results. There’s a push to undermine the integrity of our votes simply because a few folks at the White House don’t like what the voters said and a few folks in Congress are willing to play along at the expense of the American people and our democracy writ-large. [...]
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. [...]