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Opinion

What Howard Schultz — or any independent — needs to have a real shot

January 31st, 2019|

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 [...]

The importance of independent, unbiased data

January 24th, 2019|

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. [...]

Climate Change and Conservatism

November 8th, 2018|

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 [...]

Ex-EPA chief: Trump will pollute your air and make you pay for it

October 4th, 2018|

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 [...]

Gov. Whitman: I’m glad to see Republicans recognizing climate change. Now they must do something

October 3rd, 2018|

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. [...]

Christine Todd Whitman: Oil industry is ‘peddling misinformation’ about electric vehicles

June 29th, 2018|

By Christine Todd Whitman Yahoo! Finance June 29, 2018 When technological innovation threatens to upend the status quo, the status quo fights back. Every time. I try to keep that in mind when observing oil industry-backed efforts to discredit electric vehicles (EVs) and dismantle progress on transportation electrification by peddling misinformation through industry-funded studies. [...]

Christine Todd Whitman: Scott Pruitt is unfit to run the EPA

April 27th, 2018|

By Christine Todd Whitman The Hill April 27, 2018 Scott Pruitt’s ethical tone deafness has, ironically, come across loud and clear. The rule he signed this week targeting what he called “secret science” serves as yet further evidence of his inability to run the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with ethical integrity. In fact, the new rule is a surefire way [...]

Opinion: Trump as a leader: It will take more than one good speech

February 2nd, 2018|

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 [...]

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 [...]