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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 | Mar 21, 2020

Asked what would determine the course of his government, English prime minister Harold Macmillan (1957–63) answered, “Events, dear boy, events.” One way to slice the impact of events is by four levels of salience regarding the attitudes of leaders and…

by | Mar 11, 2020

The online Axios news site has posted Jared Kushner’s PowerPoint slides on the Middle East peace plan recently presented to senators at the White House. The 10 slides summarize the plan in words and images chosen by its main author….

by | Jan 29, 2020

Someone must have been telling lies about Joseph K., for without doing anything wrong he was arrested one fine morning.… “No. You can’t go out. You are arrested.” “So it seems,” said Joseph K. “But what for,” he added. “We…

by | Jan 20, 2020

The upcoming Senate trial will, courtesy of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, show the deep respect for precedents so woefully ignored by the House. As recounted by Matthew Continetti in National Review Online: Clinton’s trial was divided into pieces. The Senate…

by | Jan 16, 2020

With Nancy Pelosi finally sending the impeachment articles to the Senate and Mitch McConnell’s plan to open the Senate trial on Tuesday, Impeachment Act III opens. Unlike Acts I (Schiff) and II (Nadler), which jettisoned the Nixon (1974) and Clinton…

by | Jan 13, 2020

Assassination was been part of history since the dawn of human civilization. In his 1978 book on the phenomenon, The Assassins: A Radical Sect in History, nonpareil historian Bernard Lewis gives a classical definition: “a murderer, most particularly one who…

by | Dec 21, 2019

The December 18 House votes (230-197 on abuse of power and 229-198 on obstruction of Congress) to impeach President Trump, one day shy of 21 years since Bill Clinton was impeached, followed one of American history’s most delicious ironies: the…

by | Nov 13, 2019

As we approach the public segment of the House Democrats’ impeachment parade, there are two monster head fakes aimed at bamboozling the viewing public: (1) House Intel chairman Adam Schiff’s likening the House process to the grand jury and (2)…

by | Nov 6, 2019

Sung by Anna: Whenever I feel afraid I hold my head erect And whistle a happy tune So no one will suspect I’m afraid While shivering in my shoes I strike a careless pose And whistle a happy tune And…

by | Oct 23, 2019

Hillary recently injected herself, with her characteristic venom, into the 2020 presidential race — this time, at the expense of a Democrat. She called Tulsi Gabbard, Hawaii’s four-term member of the House of Representatives, and a veteran who served in…

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