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

January 29th, 2018

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?

January 29th, 2018

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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