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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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American Sniper Has Created a Cultural Moment: Here’s Why

By David French1421694905032

At 9:30 p.m. on Saturday night, a packed theater in Franklin, Tenn., was completely quiet. As the credits rolled, some folks were filing out, but many more were standing, still looking at the screen, honoring the man whose life they’d just seen portrayed on the silver screen. Before the movie, I’d...

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The Pyramid of Support for Jihad

By David French1421101789922

As an Evangelical conservative, I can’t say that a militant, condescending atheist like Bill Maher is my favorite comedian or my favorite pundit, but when a man’s right, he’s right. His statement last week that “Hundreds of millions of them support an attack like this. They applaud an attack like...

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When Barbarism Is Propaganda

By David French1420653566312

The civilized world is confronting a movement that defines “victory” as the slaughter of unarmed cartoonists at work at their desks. Even worse, that movement knows that its barbarism — the very conduct that revolts us — is perhaps the jihadists’ most effective recruiting tool. Jihadist snuff films...

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67 Borders Won't Be Enough

By David French1418940726059

One of the more ridiculous aspects of the decades-long Middle East “peace process” is the belief that the so-called 1967 borders between Israel and Arab-held territory represent the foundation for a lasting piece. It’s never been true, it’s not true now, and there’s no realistic indication it will...

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Academic Freedom Under Fire at KU

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Sanctions Against Israel?

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Unlawful Discrimination

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Obama's Executive Orders Permanent?

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