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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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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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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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Ex-N.J. governors’ advice to the new governor

Asbury Park Press
By former New Jersey governors
November 10, 2017

We invited the living former New Jersey governors to offer some advice to the next governor, Democrat Phil Murphy. Here are their individual suggestions:

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EPA Rollbacks Put People in ‘Grave Danger’

CNN/Newsmax
By Joe Crowe
October 24, 2017

Changes to environmental regulations by Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt could put people in “grave danger,” according to Christine Todd Whitman, who was EPA administrator under George W. Bush.

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Obamacare repeal effort is counting on states to shoulder the burden — but states don’t want it

CNBC
By John Harwood
September 25, 2017

Flickering hopes to repeal Obamacare this year rest on a simple Republican argument: By the virtues of federalism, states will do it better than Washington.

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Trump Budget’s Cuts to Climate ‘Totally Inexplicable,’ Former Agency Heads Say

InsideClimate News
By Georgina Gustin
May 26, 2017

‘I think we’re going to see a huge backlash,’ said former Bush EPA chief Christine Todd Whitman.

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Trump Administration Says It Isn’t Anti-Science As It Seeks to Slash EPA Science Office

ProPublica
By Lisa Song
May 24, 2017

The Office of Research and Development has been at frontlines of virtually every environmental crisis. Trump wants to cut its funding in half.

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Where have all the centrists gone? A look at why American politics is so dysfunctional

SALON
By Matthew Rosza
May 7, 2017

American politics is seeing the death of centrism — and it may be having disastrous effects

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