The new administration has very quickly acted to implement some of the most provocative elements of its agenda, taken sharp aim at its opponents, and is facing a national campaign of “resistance.” Join a conversation with Tom Rath and Michael Ettlinger as they compare and contrast the Trump administration’s approach with that of its predecessors.
Tom Rath—founder and chairman of Rath, Young, and Pignatelli—is a former Attorney General of New Hampshire and has been actively involved in government relations since 1980. He served as a senior national advisor to the presidential campaigns of Howard Baker, Robert Dole, Lamar Alexander, and Mitt Romney and was appointed by President George H.W. Bush to be a director of the Legal Services Corporation. He has been a delegate at nine Republican National Conventions and served as New Hampshire’s Republican Party National Committeeman for a total of eleven years. Tom is widely respected as a political analyst at both the state and national level, and he appears regularly on national, regional, and state television newsmaker programs.
Michael Ettlinger is the director of the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. He also is an Affiliate Professor of Law at the University of New Hampshire’s School of Law and a Faculty Fellow at the Law School’s Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership, and Public Service. Prior to joining Carsey, Michael was at several Washington, DC, think-tanks working on both federal and state economic and fiscal policy. He most recently was the Senior Director for the Fiscal and Economic Policy Portfolio at the Pew Charitable Trusts. Prior to that, he was the Vice President for Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress and held positions with the Economic Policy Institute and the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.