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John C. Wohlstetter
John C. Wohlstetter
John C. Wohlstetter is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute and London Center for Policy Research, author of Sleepwalking With the Bomb, and founder of the issues blog Letter From the Capitol.
by | Jul 6, 2019

Having celebrated the 243rd birthday of the American republic, we should take note of two historical instances when July 4 was a significant date in Middle East history. July 4, 1976: As Americans celebrated their bicentennial, a daylong cavalcade of patriotic…

by | Jul 2, 2019

Having reshaped the Arab-Israeli conflict by moving our embassy to Jerusalem, slashing aid to the Palestinians, and annexing the Golan Heights, Team Trump floats an economic plan for the Palestinians that is anchored firmly in the obsolete Oslo “land for…

by | Apr 24, 2019

Nathaniel Hawthorne, call your office. Hester Prynne, your fictional protagonist, had a scarlet letter “A” imprinted on her dress, to wear in public and thus advertise to the end of her life her adulterous relationship. Hester was ostracized, a punishment…

by | Mar 27, 2019

Much has been made as to whether the Mueller Report’s declining to charge anyone else with substantive criminal conduct, and the subsequent decision by A-G Barr & Deputy A-G Rosenstein declining to pursue obstruction of justice charges, collectively constitute an…

by | Feb 15, 2019

The omnibus budget deal to avert a shutdown includes $1.375 billion to construct 55 miles of barriers. The bill contains restrictions on use of funds for anything but the specific numbers, precluding the president from using money appropriated by Congress….

by | Jan 5, 2019

My Fellow Americans: We are nearing the first month of a government shutdown — which is in reality a closing of about 30 percent of the federal government, focusing on non-essential services — and I am here tonight to tell…

by | Jan 5, 2019

My Fellow Americans: We are nearing the first month of a government shutdown — which is in reality a closing of about 30 percent of the federal government, focusing on non-essential services — and I am here tonight to tell…

by | Nov 27, 2018

President Trump has threatened to permanently close the U.S.-Mexico border if he cannot strike a deal with the incoming Mexican government, under which migrants will await in Mexico the outcome of court fights in the U.S. If he succeeds, the immediate…

by | Nov 2, 2018

Trump’s Ace of Trumps. President Trump’s November 1 immigration address (21:13) described America as “a welcoming country” whose generosity to immigrants is without parallel anywhere, but one facing limits on what we can absorb. His main points: (a) America needs immigrants…

by | Oct 9, 2018

The searing, destructive psychodrama that began with the public airing of sexual assault charges against Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been well-framed by essayist Lance Morrow as two parallel black & white films: Advise and Consent and Rashomon; the former a classic Hollywood…

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