President Donald Trump has been impeached by the House of Representatives. What happens in the Senate in early 2020 may not remove him from office, but this is nonetheless a historic moment.
Regardless of President Trump’s fate in the impeachment inquiry, his presidency has exposed serious fissures in our system of government that require repair — especially when it comes to the integrity of government research.
These warnings from our founding fathers should be a clarion call to us today. Our parties have drifted so far apart that reason seems to have completely disappeared. There is no more stark example of this dangerous gap than the situation we now see on our border and the handling of asylum-seeking families and children...
By Christine Todd Whitman CNN January 29, 2019 Howard Schultz, the former CEO of Starbucks, said Sunday he was seriously considering a run for president as a "centrist independent." While we are both former elected officials of the two traditional parties, we feel passionately that Americans need an independent option. We aren't endorsing Schultz, but we are encouraged that a candidate closer to the center of the political spectrum may run. The only problem is that Schultz or someone like him stands almost no chance. [...]
By Christine Todd Whitman The Hill January 24, 2019 The Trump administration’s latest revelation that perhaps thousands more kids have been separated from their families at the border, is yet another signal of how this administration seemingly manipulates facts and misleads the public — in ways that are slowly chipping away at our democracy's credibility and integrity. [...]
By Christine Todd Whitman Harvard Law Review November 8, 2018 In early October, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released an alarming new report on the impact climate change will have on the planet by 2040. These new findings, reviewed by ninety-one international scientists, are worrisome because it now seems that disaster is possible with an even smaller increase in global temperatures than previously estimated. In fact, the report indicates that if urgent and unprecedented change does not take place, we are at risk of losing our planet to the effects of global warming – extreme heat, drought, floods, poverty and the like. [...]
By Christine Todd Whitman CNN October 4, 2018 With the Trump administration taking steps to roll back America's clean-cars standards, states are preparing for what is sure to be an epic legal battle over states' authority to protect their citizens from dangerous pollution. In the latest escalation in their fight against the Trump administration, California regulators have approved new measures to defend the state's vehicle emissions standards. [...]
By Christine Todd Whitman New Jersey Opinion October 1, 2018 During my time as both governor of New Jersey and administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, I knew that I'd be judged by my actions. All the speeches and public appearances in the world won't convince people you've done your job unless you produce results. [...]
By Christine Todd Whitman Los Angeles Times July 22, 2018 President Trump’s disgraceful performance in Helsinki, Finland, and in the days since is an indication that he is not fit to remain in office. Trump’s 2016 “America First” platform might be more aptly named “Russia First” after the disaster that occurred last week. [...]
By Christine Todd Whitman The Washington Post July 6, 2018 The familiar litany of now-former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt’s abuse of office is long, bizarre and shameful. But much more damaging were Pruitt’s policies. [...]