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Opinion

Christie Whitman: How we can get a woman in the White House

March 30th, 2020|

Around the country, the American public is faced with the reality that yet again, a woman will not achieve the presidency this election cycle. When examining why a woman has yet to obtain the highest office of the land, we need to acknowledge the role that money plays in politics.

Whitman: Elect More Women to Counteract Misogyny in NJ Politics

March 20th, 2020|

While she won’t be at tonight’s hearing of the committee looking into the mistreatment of women in New Jersey politics, the only woman elected to New Jersey’s highest office has at least one suggestion for improving the lot of women in politics everywhere: Elect more women.

A president who Ignores the constitution is a colossal threat—even to his own party

December 24th, 2019|

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.

Under Trump, the integrity of government research is in shambles

October 3rd, 2019|

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.

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 [...]