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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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Ruckelshaus, Reilly, Babbitt, Whitman Say No to Pebble Mine

NRDC
By Joel Reynolds
December 12, 2017

Unprecedented bipartisan statement calls Pebble “wrong mine in wrong place”

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Sexual harassment seems to be deeply rooted within our culture, but women can change that

The Hill
By Christine Todd Whitman
December 12, 2017

Sadly, sexual harassment seems to be deeply rooted within our culture. While many industries have taken their turn to investigate and terminate their bad actors, the problem is particularly acute in media and politics. At its root, sexual harassment reflects a mindset of inequality — one that has colored the political world on both sides of the aisle.

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Ax Arctic National Wildlife drilling from budget bill: Christine Todd Whitman

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By Christine Todd Whitman
December 7, 2017

There are plenty of reasons to oppose the House and Senate “tax cut” proposals as currently configured — hundreds of thousands of families in the Northeast would actually see their taxes increase — but a little-known proposal tucked into the Fiscal Year 2018 Federal Budget Resolution should make the measure downright toxic to anyone who cares about honest government, long-established wildlife protections and common sense.

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