Christine Todd Whitman, Former Republican Governor (NJ) and Former George W. Bush Cabinet Member, and Tom Daschle, Former Democratic Majority Leader of the Senate, share why engaging our differences help us to make better decisions.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]