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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 | 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…

by | Oct 12, 2019

The fictional setting for National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978) is mythical Faber College, in 1962. A largely traditional small college set in suburbia, near a small town, staid Faber is turned upside down by the raucous, party-crazy students at Delta…

by | Sep 21, 2019

Remembrance: Lingering Hell and Remembered Heroism I learned two huge historical facts emerging from the horror of the Islamist terror atrocities of September 11, 2001: (1) the toll of premature deaths caused by the lingering toxins at Ground Zero is…

by | Aug 28, 2019

As August draws to a close, we approach what I call the end of the “sentimental summer” — the period bounded by Memorial and Labor Day weekends. It runs about three weeks ahead of the calendar summer, bounded by the…

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