September 2, 2014

Selected Op-Ed Essays

“Another White House-Congress collision course?.” The Hill, July 21, 2014 (with Mitchell A. Sollenberger)

“An executive privilege gone too far.” The Hill, June 19, 2014 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“Despite Pledge of Transparency, Obama Is Clogging Information Flow.” The National Law Journal, April 14, 2014 (with Daniel Z. Epstein).

“If it’s executive privilege, then say so.” The Hill, March 20, 2014 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“The President’s Strained Argument for Privilege.” Roll Call, March 13, 2014 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“Obama administration needs to renew its pledge to greater transparency.” The Hill, November 21, 2013 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“Park Testimony Was Critical to Tamp Down Interbranch Acrimony.” Roll Call, November 15, 2013 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“Ken Cuccinelli and the fading of the religious right.” Washington Post, November 12, 2013 (with Paul Goldman).

“‘Fast and Furious’ requires a judicial resolution.” The Hill, June 5, 1013 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“Virginia: Ground zero for same-sex unions?” Politico, April 19, 2013 (with Paul Goldman).

“Right-wing talk shows turned White House blue” Reuters, April 11, 2013 (with Paul Goldman).

“Can Joe Biden parlay veep role into plausible run?” Politico, January 22, 2013 (with Paul Goldman).

“Time to Compromise on Fast and Furious Resolution?” Roll Call, January 3, 2013 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“Do elections indicate the death of the Christian Right? Not so fast.” Washington Post, November 15, 2012 (with Clyde Wilcox).

“Presidential election: Religious voting groups could determine the winner.” Washington Post, October 31, 2012.

“Don’t be fooled. Romney has a fighting chance.” Politico, September 19, 2012 (with Paul Goldman).

“Why stonewall Congress in Fast and Furious scandal?” CNN.com, June 28, 2012 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“Should Romney nominate a Catholic veep?” Washington Post, June 26, 2012 (with Paul Goldman).

“Obama’s unconvincing claim of executive privilege.” New York Daily News, June 21, 2012 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“No Choice: Contempt for Eric Holder.” Roll Call, June 11, 2012 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“The elephant in the GOP? Mormonism.” Washington Post, May 30, 2012 (with Paul Goldman).

“Will women finally determine presidential vote?” Politico, May 14, 2012 (with Paul Goldman).

“Should Mitt Romney’s campaign hire George Costanza?” Politico, April 30, 2012 (with Paul Goldman).

“Obama’s Transparency Is Only a Masquerade,” Roll Call, April 19, 2012 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“Chief Justice Roberts, please put off ObamaCare decision until 2013.” FoxNews.com, March 28, 2012 (with Paul Goldman).

“‘Romneycare’: GOP Albatross or Asset?” Politico, March 25, 2012 (with Paul Goldman).

“Opinion: Last Chance for GOP with Latino Voters?” FoxNews Latino, March 13, 2012 (with Paul Goldman).

“Is Rick Santorum lucky enough to lose?” Politico, February 21, 2012 (with Paul Goldman).

“Santorum success depends on narrative, not money,” USA Today, February 20, 2012 (with Paul Goldman).

“GOP Presidential Nominee May Face Backlash from Latino Voters on Immigration,” FoxNews Latino, February 19, 2012 (with Paul Goldman).

“The Hidden Impediment to School Renovation: Obscure IRS Rule Precludes Cheaper, Market-based Options,” The Baltimore Sun, February 6, 2012 (with Paul Goldman).

“Why not a Santorum-Gingrich ticket?,” Politico, February 6, 2012 (with Paul Goldman).

“Americans now seek a certifiably smart president,” Politico, January 27, 2012 (with Paul Goldman).

“Is Obama guaranteed a win in 2012?” FoxNews.com, January 25, 2012 (with Paul Goldman).

“Obama Mirrors Bush in Signing Statements,” Roll Call, January 19, 2012 (with Jeffrey Crouch and Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“Here come the Romneys — America’s latest political royalty,” FoxNews.com, January 11, 2012 (with Paul Goldman).

“The idea Guy as President?,” USA Today, December 27, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

“How the debates may save the GOP,” Politico, December 19, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

“Newt Gingrich and Religious Conservatives: A Marriage of Convenience,” Washington Post, December 13, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

“Romney v. Newt echoes Romney v. Nixon,” USA Today, December 2, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

“Presidential Records Plan Sets a Worrisome Precedent,” Roll Call, November 28, 2011 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“The Supercommittee Will Deliver,” Politico, November 17, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

“The President’s Blackberry: Protected by Executive Privilege?” Roll Call, October 24, 2011 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“An Obama-Bubba Ticket Could be a Winner,” Politico, October 16, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

“Obama Must Fulfill Transparency Promise,” Roll Call, October 5, 2011 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“Forget Perry, Democrats Threaten Social Security,” Politico, September 22, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

“Palin’s Shrewd Strategy is Populism 101,” USA Today, September 14, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

“How Perry Helps Bachmann,” Politico, September 2, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

“Time for Business and the American Middle Class to Make a Deal,” FoxNews.com, August 25, 2011 (with Joe Trippi and Paul Goldman).

“The President’s Speech: Don’t Cave on Entitlements,” The Hill, August 22, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

“How Michele Bachmann Saves Mitt Romney,” Roll Call, August 18, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

“Will Political Debacle Provide Third Party Opening?” USA Today, August 3, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

“Why Romney Can’t Win”, Politico, August 3, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

“Too Honest: Obama’s Unfair Treatment”, Politico, July 12, 2011 (with Joe Trippi and Paul Goldman).

“Bachmann v. Boehner: Till Debt Do Us Part”, Politico, July 7, 2011 (with Joe Trippi and Paul Goldman).

“White House Strategy on Libya Makes No Political Sense,” Roll Call, June 29, 2011(with Paul Goldman).

“Why Palin Has No Shot in 2012,” USA Today, June 23, 2011(with Paul Goldman).

“Will Rivalry Make Palin Run?” Politico, June 10, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

“A Tale of Two Governors,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, May 29, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

“Barack Obama’s Broken Promises,” Politico, April 29, 2011 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“Can A Republican Senator Be Elected President?”, Politico, February 16, 2011 (with Paul Goldman).

“Time to Eliminate White House Czars?” Roll Call, February 1, 2011 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“On Recount, Bush Wins a Third Term,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, December 21, 2010 (with Paul Goldman).

“North Korea Focus Means Jim Webb Sure to Run,” Politico, December 13, 2010 (with Paul Goldman).

“Obama May Not Seek Reelection,” Baltimore Sun, November 5, 2010 (with Paul Goldman).

“A VEEP Scenario that Goes Outside the Lines,” Politico, October 14, 2010 (with Paul Goldman).

“President Obama Needs to be More Endearing,” Politico, August 4, 2010 (with Paul Goldman).

“Senate Needs Full Access to Kagan Files,” Roll Call, June 21, 2010 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“Another Setback to an Open Presidency,” Roll Call, May 3, 2010 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“Obama’s Czars: An Open Presidency?” Roll Call, October 29, 2009 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“Bob McDonnell’s Recast Image,” Politico, October 13, 2009.

“End the Nonsense, Make Rove Testify,” Politico, March 6, 2009 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“Taking Executive Privilege to Absurd Levels?” Roll Call, February 12, 2009 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“President Obama Opens the Books,” Politico, February 5, 2009 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

“It’s an Executive Privilege: Battling Congress and President Should Know Why We Compromise,” Legal Times, July 24, 2007.

“Executive Privilege: Still About Watergate,” Politico, July 11, 2007.

Falwell Politically Baptized at Home,” Politico, May 16, 2007.

“Democrats: Look South for Nominee,” Washington Post, November 11, 2004, T08.

“Bush’s Wild Card: The Religious Vote,” USA Today, September 22, 2004.

“The Catholic Vote?: No Such Thing,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 8, 2004, J1.

“Don’t Expect Democrats to Rise Again in the South,” Baltimore Sun, July 27, 2004, A11.

“Bush and Gore Are Neck and Neck: What Happens If They Tie?,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 5, 2000, E3 (with James W. Ceaser).

“Prayer and Politics,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 25, 2000, E1.

“…Or, Influential As Ever?” Washington Post, March 1, 2000, A17.

“Clear Misuse of Privilege of Rank,” Washington Post, May 18, 1998, A17.

“Abusing the Privilege,” Legal Times, March 30, 1998, pp. 23-24, 26.

“The Murky Waters of Executive Privilege,” Christian Science Monitor, March 6, 1998, p. 14.

“Dole’s Delicate Balancing Act,” Christian Science Monitor, June 4, 1996 (with Clyde Wilcox).

“It Isn’t the Old Christian Right Any More,” Los Angeles Times, April 29, 1996, B5 (with Clyde Wilcox).

“Gov. Allen’s Big Chance,” Washington Post, October 29, 1995, C7 (with Clyde Wilcox).

“Robertson Not to Blame for Ollie North’s Defeat,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, November 19, 1994 (with Clyde Wilcox).

“The War for the GOP’s Heart,” Atlanta Journal and Constitution, June 9, 1994, A19.

“Only Reagan Can Stop North,” Atlanta Journal and Constitution, March 10, 1994.

“Clinton’s Press Coverage Could Only Grow Worse,” Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, July 4, 1993.

“Campaign Pledge Can Be Tripwire,” Houston Post, March 11, 1989, p. A29.

“Bush Can Learn from Reagan and Carter,” Baltimore Sun, January 1989.

“Carter: Looking Better with Hindsight,” Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1988.