Category: Opinion

Gov. Whitman: Health of N.J.’s coast must be a bipartisan effort

nj.com
By Christine Todd Whitman
November 10, 2016

My home state of New Jersey has 127 miles of beaches that support vibrant coastal communities and an important regional economy. Visitors from across the country and around the world come to our state to enjoy the ocean and its natural beauty. As someone who developed an appreciation for our shoreline and ocean growing up, I am deeply committed to preserving these places for future generations.

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A lasting legacy

Blog Entry #1
By Christine Todd Whitman
August 18, 2016

The Republican Party can arguably be said to have done the greatest service to the nation when it nominated Abraham Lincoln. Now, however, it might be accused of having done the greatest disservice in having nominated Donald Trump. Far from trying to keep the nation together, Trump is doing everything he can to undermine the legitimacy of our electoral system and, in the process, giving license to fringe organizations to take matters into their own hands. Our founding fathers said that if democracy fails, it will be from within, and I fear we risk seeing that unfold in our day. Whatever happens on election day, we face the high likelihood of a nation divided. True conservatives value the Constitution and our electoral process – how we handle that division will determine our lasting legacy.

Gov. Whitman: Neither Trump, nor Clinton – let’s find 3rd party candidate

nj.com
By Christine Todd Whitman
July 13, 2016

I’ve heard the skeptics and they are right — third party efforts to win the presidency have never been particularly successful. The truth, however, is that they never will be if we give up before we start.

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We can’t give up on nuclear plants: Kirk and Whitman

USA Today
By Ronald Kirk and Christine Todd Whitman
June 14, 2016

We’ll increase pollution and blow our climate­-change goals if we keep closing reactors.

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Gov. Whitman: Why I won’t vote for Trump on Tuesday

nj.com
By Christine Todd Whitman
June 5, 2016

On Tuesday, New Jersey voters have a chance to be heard.

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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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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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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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