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David French

David French, a 1994 graduate of Harvard Law School, is Senior Counsel and Director of Digital Advocacy for the American Center for Law and Justice.

David has been a commercial litigation partner for a large law firm, taught at Cornell Law School, served as a Senior Counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund, and is the former president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. He is the author or co-author of multiple books, including most recently the New York Times bestseller, Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can’t Ignore. His other books include Home and Away: The Story of Family in a Time of War and A Season for Justice, Defending the Rights of the Christian Home, Church, and School. David is a contributor to National Review, a columnist for Patheos, and has written for numerous additional publications. Regularly interviewed by both print and broadcast media, David has appeared on a number of national television and radio programs.

David is a major in the United States Army Reserve, joining the USAR in April, 2006. He is currently serving in the Individual Ready Reserve.  He has served as a Brigade Judge Advocate for the 1st Brigade, 104th Division, a Squadron Judge Advocate for the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, and a Trial Counsel for the 139th LSO. From October 2007 to September 2008, David deployed with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment to Diyala Province, Iraq, where he was awarded the Bronze Star.

David and his wife, Nancy (also a New York Times-bestselling author) have three children. They live in Columbia, Tennessee.

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Executive Imperialism

By David French1416524300700

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times — divided government means “gridlock.” With Congress in the hands of one party and the presidency in the hands of the other, nothing gets done. In fact, there’s an argument that voters see this alleged “gridlock” as a feature of divided...

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Running from Jonathan Gruber?

By David French1415986289217

Ian Tuttle has a nice piece up over on the homepage about the Democrats’ many efforts to distance themselves from Jonathan “ stupidity of the American voter ” Gruber. He used to be known as the “architect” of Obamacare and now, according to CBS News , the Democrats are trying to “turn Gruber into a...

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How Bad is Obamacare?

By David French1415899280672

As now the third video emerges of “Obamacare architect” Jonathan Gruber ”insulting voters,” it’s important that we remember the context for Obamacare’s lies, spins, evasions, and deliberate obfuscation. Obamacare was so expansive, so unpopular, and so outside the perceived will of the voters, that...

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A Brief Veteran’s Day Reflection

By David French1415735598773

Though my own military service is winding down, for now (I transferred to the Individual Ready Reserve earlier this year), I’m still a veteran. That’s a part of my identity now, and it will be for the rest of my life. Military service is becoming less common with each American generation .

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Incompetence Is Their Only Defense

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Social Issues Only Favored the Left?

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The Polls Were Really, Really Off

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