Joseph Duggan

About Joseph Duggan

Joseph Duggan, a former White House speechwriter for President George H. W. Bush and a former Reagan State Department appointee, is an international business and public affairs consultant. He recently moved home to his native city of St. Louis.

Wolfe’s Jail Sentence Is a Rebuke to Senators Burr and Warner

The federal judge who sentenced James Wolfe to prison on Thursday delivered a needed rebuke not only to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s longtime chief of security but also to his enablers in the U.S. Senate. Thursday also ought to have been a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad day for James Comey, James Clapper,

By |2018-12-20T23:51:08-07:00December 20th, 2018|

Francis in Arabia: How to Think About the Papal Visit to Abu Dhabi

The first visit by a Roman Catholic pope to the Arabian Peninsula is slated for February 3-5, when Pope Francis celebrates mass and meets with with Muslim and Christian leaders in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The visit could portend improved relations between Christians and Muslims around the

By |2018-12-18T21:47:14-07:00December 18th, 2018|

From Bush to Trump, the Hard Left-Deep State Alliance Endures

A future American history exam will ask students to recall a U.S. president who relied heavily on the political intelligence-gathering and counsel of one or more of his adult children. This president bypassed the foreign policy and diplomatic bureaucracy and practiced a notably personal style of international dealmaking. He also invested what some

By |2018-12-03T21:36:05-07:00December 3rd, 2018|

The Moderate as Mensch: Jack Danforth’s 50 Years in Politics

As Humpty Dumpty told Alice, “When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” For some time now, the mainstream liberal media have hijacked the words “moderate” and “centrist” to stand in for what they really mean, which is“left-leaning.” The words are used especially often

By |2018-11-10T01:17:37-07:00November 10th, 2018|