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Geoff Shepard
Geoff Shepard
Geoff Shepard came to D.C. as a White House Fellow right after graduation from Harvard Law School and spent five years on Nixon’s White House staff, including being deputy counsel on his Watergate defense team. See more on his website: www.geoffshepard.com.
by | Apr 21, 2020

Paul O’Neill died last week of lung cancer at age 84. Most of the obituaries centered around his tenure as…

by | Dec 17, 2019

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) instituted its Fairness Doctrine in 1949, requiring that broadcasters, in order to keep their licenses,…

by | Dec 15, 2019

Richard Nixon resigned 45 years ago, on August 9, 1974, in the face of certain impeachment by the House of…

by | Dec 8, 2019

Many Americans remain nonplussed over revelations in the House Intelligence Committee’s Impeachment Inquiry Report that its chairman, Adam Schiff, not…

by | Nov 24, 2019

An earlier essay on today’s dueling accusations of government-sponsored opposition research described past examples of the practice, including how members of…

by | Nov 16, 2019

Opposition research conducted by the government? What a terrifying thought. The very idea that those in power would somehow become…

by | Nov 9, 2019

Comedian Henny Youngman (1906–98) was known as the King of the One-Liners, since his jokes were short, sweet, and very…

by | Nov 2, 2019

In the progressives’ continuing efforts to negate the 2016 election of Donald Trump as our 45th president, they could actually…

by | Oct 26, 2019

I recently returned from three days in Washington, D.C. — a city consumed by political hatred, unending rumor-mongering and savage…

by | Oct 19, 2019

This may seem to be a sexist column, but necessarily so. It’s my first essay without allusions to Watergate, which…

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