A member of the White House senior staff under President George W. Bush, Marc A. Thiessen served as chief speechwriter to the president and to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Prior to joining the Bush administration, Thiessen spent more than six years as spokesman and senior policy adviser to Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Jesse Helms (R-N.C.). He is a weekly columnist for the Washington Post, and his articles can be found in many major publications. His book on the Central Intelligence Agency's interrogation program, Courting Disaster (Regnery Press, 2010), is a New York Times bestseller. At AEI, Thiessen writes about U.S. foreign and defense policy issues for The American and the Enterprise Blog. He appears every Sunday on Fox News Channel's "Fox and Friends" and makes frequent appearances on other TV and talk radio programs.
Since taking office, Barack Obama has run the table on congressional Republicans, racking up one government-expanding victory after another — from the stimulus to Dodd-Frank, Obamacare and the $620 billion in fiscal-cliff tax increases.
Just as ancient Greeks trekked the slopes of Mount Parnassus to have the Oracle of Delphi divine their future, so Senate staffers are now trekking the halls of Congress to meet the Oracle of Obamacare, who can divine whether they will have health coverage in their future.
Scott Walker and Chris Christie are friends, and they have both found a way to win in purple states that have not voted for a Republican president in a quarter-century. But they each did it in very different ways.
Join AEI’s Marc Thiessen as he sits down with Governor Walker to discuss their new book, “Unintimidated: A Governor's Story and a Nation's Challenge” (Sentinel, November 2013). Following the discussion, political experts will explore the lessons to be drawn from Walker’s success in Wisconsin.
In this book, Governor Walker shows how his commitment to limited but effective government paid off and what his experiences can teach defenders of liberty across America about standing up to the special interests that favor the status quo.