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.

Confirmation Crack-Up: Congress Craters

 

It has long been evident that the process of confirming legions of appointees — which takes place even as countless legislative matters are considered — has overwhelmed the resources of Congress to expeditiously process them. Administrations find that many positions are unfilled even as Congress recesses for the summer — some 200 days into the […]

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Presidential Post-Voting Pyromania: How to Stop It

 

The 73 days between the Nov. 8 election and President Trump’s inauguration saw Democrats adopt a “scorched earth” policy: seeking recounts in Rustbelt states; openly calling on electors to switch (which ultimately backfired, as Hillary lost 5 EVs to Trump’s 2); and finally, challenging the legitimacy of the vote by asserting that purported Russian hacks […]

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Obama’s Palestine Punchout

 

It is possible that President Obama actually believes that his 11th hour Mideast madness at the UN — stealthily coordinated with the Palestinians, according to Israeli PM Bibi Netanyahu; initiated by the U.S., according to the Egyptians — will foster peace in the Arab-Israeli conflict. This is so delusional that if his belief is in […]

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Elector Roulette: ‘Faithless’ Fakeout!

 

The Numbers. Mark December 19, 2016 as the day that electoral vote post-election follies became a game of roulette: The Democrats pointed the gun and pulled the trigger — and found out that the chamber was indeed loaded, but the electoral-vote gun was pointed in the wrong direction (go to 1:27:55 – 1:29:00). While two […]

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Election 2016 Finale: Whither Goest the Electors?

 

Start with the latest flash: 56 Electors, all save one Democrats, have asked the government to brief Electors nationwide Monday — the day they vote for President and Vice President — on the alleged Russian hacking into Democratic databases. Behind this push is a group founded by two Democratic Electors called Hamilton Electors (HE), whose stated […]

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Popular Vote Realities 2016: Trump Ascendant

 

“Hillary won the popular vote!” has become the mantra for those feeling major post-election blues. This makes Trump’s election, they hold, illegitimate. There are myriad problems with this assessment. First, it is constitutionally illiterate. Second, it is true only in the narrowest measure for popular support: raw numbers nationwide. Third, had millions of GOP votes […]

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After Trump’s Triumphathon

 

November 9, 2016 — Trump’s win was confirmed early morning on the 9th — marked exactly 27 years since the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall. In a sense, in 27 years we’ve traveled from Berlin to Brexit, from multitudes freed from Communist tyranny to voters seeking release from rule by remote dictatorial elites. Though […]

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Huma’s Legal Liability

 

A few quick points: 1.  All FBI/DOJ can do in one week with 650,000 emails — a number consistent with a full backup of all emails on Huma’s devices since Hillary’s homebrew server was set up Jan. 13, 2009 (the day of Hillary’s SecState confirmation hearing) — is identify those with classified headers — surely […]

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Hillary or Donald: Whom Would Putin Prefer?

 

Much has been made of Russian hacks into political party databases and their presumed indication that the Kremlin would prefer to deal with President Trump than with President Hillary. This is quite counter-intuitive, which makes all the more puzzling the near universal belief inside the Beltway that this is so. There are strong reasons to […]

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My Answer to Hillary

 

To the Sinatra version of “Call Me Irresponsible”: Call us half-deplorable Say we’re unaffordable Sexist, homophobic too Do your email alibis serve you? Does your cavalcade of lies Ever unnerve you? Are you unindictable Your crimes never rightable Hearings, we’re inclined to pursue We’ll see who’s deplorable Voters find ignorable But it’s undeniably true We’re […]

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