David French

The American Pawns of the American Government

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Yesterday Kathryn highlighted Naghmeh Abedini’s heart-wrenching congressional testimony. Her husband, an Iranian-American pastor, is being held in perhaps Iran’s deadliest prison, imprisoned simply because of...

The Virtue of Biblical Arguments

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ I distinctly remember my deep anxiety about leaving my southern, Christian college and traveling north to a law school that was, well,...

President Obama Builds on His Legacy of Betrayal

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ We just made a “deal” with a country that is holding and torturing an American pastor — without even bothering to secure...

Is Healthcare.gov in ‘De Facto Shutdown?’

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Over at the Washington Post, Ezra Klein just published a must-read interview with Robert Laszewski, president of Health Policy and Strategy Associates. Laszewski has been...

The Hidden Heartlessness of the Obamacare Rollout

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ The Left loves to think of itself as compassionate, and — indeed — many of my more liberal friends are among the...

Dishonoring Military Families: The Legal Anatomy of Betrayal

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ The secretary of defense is picking and choosing which benefits to provide to the military. Here’s how: First, the Pay Our Military Act, passed...

The World War II Memorial Shutdown: A Symbol of Government Malice

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ The mainstream media is in the midst of one of its regular exercises in completely missing a wave of groundswell conservative anger...

How Obamacare Divides Our Nation: A Chart

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ The chart below, from JP Morgan’s Michael Cembalest, is making the rounds (a more complete explanation is here), and if there’s one...

The Jihad Is Wide and Deep

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ As we confront yet another weekend of jihadist violence – with 81 Christians dead in Pakistan, 142 dead after a jihadist killing...

The Irony of the IRS’s Concern Over Conservative ‘Propaganda’

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ This morning’s USA Today story highlighting the latest round of IRS document leaks was particularly intriguing. It begins:   Newly uncovered IRS documents show the agency flagged...

The Inherent Difficulty of the Drone Debate

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ The drone war — even if one accepts the inflated civilian casualty claims bandied about by critics — is the most precise...

Arming the Enemy Violates a Basic Moral Law of Foreign Policy

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ I’m going to be writing quite a bit more over on the opinion page of the Christian Post, one of the largest Christian news...

Outlawing the Law of War

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Earlier this week, the New York Times published an op-ed by George Bisharat, a professor at UC Hastings College of Law, calling for the Palestinians...

Check and Balances Victory

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Today is a good day for constitutional governance. To recap, at issue was whether NLRB appointments made while the Senate was not...

ACLJ: New Year’s Resolutions to Defend Liberty

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ A favorite family tradition takes place each New Year’s Eve. At dinner, our oldest daughter takes out a piece of paper that...

The Seventh Circuit Blocks the HHS Mandate for a Private Business

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Late Friday afternoon, the Seventh Circuit granted an emergency injunction against the HHS mandate — preventing its enforcement against an Illinois business...

Benghazi: Fake Resignations at the State Department?

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ I truly hope this report isn’t accurate: The four officials supposedly out of jobs because of their blunders in the run-up to the deadly Benghazi...

No Words

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ There are no words that can adequately convey our sense of sorrow at the horror in Connecticut. We mourn for and with...

Ninety Seconds of Truth: American Weapons for the Muslim Brotherhood

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ As Jay Sekulow explained Tuesday, the United States government is set to deliver 20 advanced fighters and 200 advanced main battle tanks...

‘The U.S. Military Approves Killing Children?’

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ That was the subject line of The Nation’s e-mail yesterday (yes, I’m on their list) promoting this story, by Tom Engelhardt. At...