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I hope you will find my website a helpful 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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Former administrators say Pruitt’s impact on EPA can be reversed

By Greta Jochem
Grist
April 12, 2018

Amid a deluge of ethical scandals, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt seems to be on the ropes, teetering between his apparent propensity for corruption and his perceived effectiveness as President Donald Trump’s master de-regulator.

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Ex-EPA chief Whitman says no need for Scott Pruitt’s spending on security, travel

By Charles Stile
USA TODAY Network
April 11, 2018

Christie Todd Whitman knows what it’s like to sit behind the desk in the wood-paneled executive office on the third floor of the Environmental Protection Agency building in Washington, D.C.

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Here’s What the EPA’s Website Looks Like After a Year of Climate Change Censorship

By Laignee Barron
TIME
March 1, 2018

Throughout the Trump administration’s first year in office, the Environmental Protection Agency has been quietly scrubbing mentions of climate change and tweaking related language on its website – an effort critics have decried as scientific censorship.

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National task force will fix a democracy damaged by Trump

nj.com
By Times of Trenton Editorial Board
February 9, 2018

You know you’ve entered strange times when two respected heavy-hitters with opposing political perspectives feel impelled to form a task force to monitor the actions of their president.

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Restoring public confidence in our institutions

KCRW Podcast
Guests: Erwin Chemerinsky (Berkeley Law), Asha Rangappa, Yale Law School, Christine Todd Whitman
February 8, 2018

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Opinion: Trump as a leader: It will take more than one good speech

Northjersey.com
Christine Todd Whitman
February 2, 2018

President Donald Trump delivered a commendable and uncharacteristically presidential State of the Union address on Tuesday. He came out of the gate as a proud American, but also with sincerity (a quality he has lacked over the course of his first year in office). On the whole, his address was well-crafted, and he proudly shared individual stories of grit and bravery, propounding a gentler and more appetizing “America first” mentality. Trump went on to say, “Americans love their country. And they deserve a government that shows them the same love and loyalty in return.”

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FORMER NJ GOV. WHITMAN TO CHAIR NATIONAL TASK FORCE TO FIX U.S. DEMOCRACY

NS Spotlight
Colleen O’Dea
February 1, 2018

Task force to battle the erosion of American values in politics and government, and undo the tone of anger and hate of current administration.

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Trump abuses show we must turn traditions into laws: Bharara and Whitman

USA Today
By Preet Bharara and Christine Todd Whitman
January 29, 2018

One year into the Trump presidency, it’s clear that the norms and boundaries traditionally guiding American political behavior have deeply eroded. That matters greatly. A workable democracy can thrive only when there are basic rules, often unwritten, that curb abuse and guide policymakers. Though the two of us are from different political parties, we both believe that now is the time to ensure the president and all our public officials adhere to basic rules of the road. It’s time to turn soft norms into hard law.

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WILL TRUMP’S STATE OF THE UNION IGNORE THIS NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT?

Newsweek
Christine Todd Whitman
January 29, 2018

In every State of the Union, presidents talk about threats to the homeland. President Donald Trump certainly will. When he does, I hope he includes the threat that has been hanging over our heads for more than 15 years: deliberate or accidental releases of toxic chemicals that put nearly 180 million Americans is harm’s way every day.

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Editorial: Gurbir Grewal, historic choice for attorney general

northjersey.com
December 12, 2017

Attorneys general matter. That’s true on the federal level. It’s true on the state level. That’s why Jeff Sessions’ appointment as U.S. attorney general remains troubling. And why Gov.-elect Phil Murphy’s Tuesday announcement that he has chosen Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal for state attorney general is so encouraging.

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