Ex-gov hails survivors who keep memory alive; Former NJ Gov. Christine Whitman told Holocaust educators, “We need always to be engaged because disengagement can lead to truly tragic occurrences.”

Ex-gov hails survivors who keep memory alive; Former NJ Gov. Christine Whitman told Holocaust educators, “We need always to be engaged because disengagement can lead to truly tragic occurrences.” By Robert Wiener NJ Jewish News April 30, 2009 [...]

By |2010-03-29T12:07:30-05:00April 30th, 2009|All Posts, News|0 Comments

It’s Still My Party

Christie Todd Whitman New York Times April 29, 2009 I have always admired Arlen Specter for his willingness to stand up for his principles and to put policy ahead of party when he thought it was necessary. I do, however, regret his decision to switch parties and I worry about the direction this country could go with a filibuster-proof Democratic majority. Some historians suggest that no president has had such power since 1937, when large Democratic majorities in Congress gave President Franklin Roosevelt tremendous leverage. The United States needs two vibrant, competitive parties. With the economic crisis, the war in Iraq and countless other issues facing the nation, the stakes are too high to simply let one ideological segment of the country determine our fate. If we are to prevent this kind of one-party dominance, Republicans need to reassess where we are and what we stand for — and we need [...]

By |2010-06-16T12:20:56-05:00April 29th, 2009|Opinion|0 Comments

by Tiffani N. Garlic

by Tiffani N. Garlic The Star-Ledger April 27, 2009 The students sat transfixed as the black-and-white images of children their age in dirty prison uniforms gazed at them from behind barbed wire fences. And, when those victims of genocide in Rwanda revealed scars from machetes that had hacked their faces and bodies, everyone gasped. [...]

By |2010-03-29T12:18:21-05:00April 27th, 2009|All Posts, News|0 Comments

State Budget Op-Ed

Christie Todd Whitman The Record April 26, 2009 While the current economic crisis poses a tremendous challenge for our nation’s families as well as our leaders, it also brings a tremendous opportunity for governments at all levels to prioritize their spending. This is, after all, one of the primary functions of an executive – to cautiously examine spending proposals and only choose those that are appropriate and most important. [...]

By |2010-06-16T12:23:16-05:00April 16th, 2009|Opinion|0 Comments