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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
Christie Whitman August 20, 2020 Watching Barack Obama eviscerating Donald Trump last night was extraordinary. For a former president to criticize, much less attack, their successor, is just not done. Yet, in 15 minutes President Obama outlined just how dangerous this administration is to the very foundation of our democracy. Its disdain for the rule of law and the constitution [...]
Christie Whitman June 23, 2020 To my fellow Republicans, Yes, I still call myself a Republican, but not as defined by the president or the Republican leadership in Congress. No, I come from the party of Eisenhower, when we were proud to trace our heritage to Abraham Lincoln. A party with principles for which we fought, quaint things like respect [...]
When I was governor, our motto for one state was “Many Faces, One Family”. It reflected the diversity that makes our state strong. The horrific shooting in Jersey City flies in the face of all that is great in our state. Yet we are not alone...
All right, we can all relax now, the President did not hijack the 4th of July. It’s too big a celebration of our Nation’s founding, with too many events in cities and towns across the nation, for any one person to dominate. Sorry, Donald...