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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 [...]

WILL TRUMP’S STATE OF THE UNION IGNORE THIS NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT?

January 29th, 2018|

Newsweek Christine Todd Whitman January 29, 2018 In every State of the Union, presidents talk about threats to the homeland. President Donald Trump certainly will. When he does, I hope he includes the threat that has been hanging over our heads for more than 15 years: deliberate or accidental releases of toxic chemicals that put nearly 180 million Americans is [...]

Sexual harassment seems to be deeply rooted within our culture, but women can change that

December 12th, 2017|

The Hill By Christine Todd Whitman December 12, 2017 Sadly, sexual harassment seems to be deeply rooted within our culture. While many industries have taken their turn to investigate and terminate their bad actors, the problem is particularly acute in media and politics. At its root, sexual harassment reflects a mindset of inequality — one that has colored the political [...]

Ax Arctic National Wildlife drilling from budget bill: Christine Todd Whitman

December 7th, 2017|

lohud. By Christine Todd Whitman December 7, 2017 There are plenty of reasons to oppose the House and Senate “tax cut” proposals as currently configured — hundreds of thousands of families in the Northeast would actually see their taxes increase — but a little-known proposal tucked into the Fiscal Year 2018 Federal Budget Resolution should make the measure downright toxic [...]

The Environment

November 13th, 2017|

By Clayton Annis November 13, 2017 Written by my grandson, this piece shows that even a 12 year-old understands the importance of environmental protection. We don’t inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children...and they get it. [...]

Hunker down for future storms by investing beforehand

October 29th, 2017|

New York Daily News By Steve Bellone & Christine Todd Whitman October 29, 2017 This record-setting hurricane season has wrought heartbreaking havoc on coastal communities across the country. With 10 hurricanes in 10 weeks this summer alone — including two reaching Category 5 — we are witnessing a growing frequency and intensity of significant storm events. Each storm leaves unimaginable [...]

How Not to Run the E.P.A. 158

September 8th, 2017|

The New York Times By Christine Todd Whitman September 8, 2017 I have been worried about how the Environmental Protection Agency would be run ever since President Trump appointed Scott Pruitt, the former attorney general of Oklahoma, to oversee it. The past few months have confirmed my fears. The agency created by a Republican president 47 years ago to protect [...]

How EPA Budget Cuts Could Affect Public Health

March 31st, 2017|

The Atlantic By Christine Todd Whitman March 31, 2017 Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s director of the Office of Management and Budget, described the administration’s new spending proposal as a “hard-power budget,” and by design it echoes President Trump’s top campaign priorities—namely, national security. But to create additional funding for defense programs and immigration enforcement, the budget would cut funding to [...]