Distinguishing “Wikileaks” from the Pentagon Papers: One PJP Fellow’s Insight

Ever since Wikileaks burst onto the scene a few months ago, comparisons have been made linking the story of Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder, with Daniel Ellsberg, the defense analyst who in 1971 exposed the Pentagon’s secret history of the Vietnam War, revealing gross misrepresentations on the part of the government. Ellsberg’s leak, which led […]

Does Our Primary System of Popular Election Threaten to Install Extremists into Positions of Power?

Former PJP Participant Bruce Ackerman Fears It Will It was the Democratic convention of 1968 in Chicago that began a trend toward presidential primaries as the proving ground for major party nominations. Vice President Hubert Humphrey received the Democratic nomination for president that year despite having entered the campaign late and despite a strong showing […]

One to Watch in the New Congress: Utah Senator-Elect Mike Lee

Members of the new, Republican-infused Congress that will take office in January, 2011, will be carrying with them well-read copies of the Constitution, though some of them have strong views on how to change it, both in language and doctrine. Writing in the New York Times, former PJP faculty member Jeffrey Rosen cited Utah senator-elect […]

Andrew Mangino, PJP Collegiate Fellow 2009, Named Marshall Scholar

Andrew Mangino, who was a collegiate fellow for PJP 2009 while an undergraduate at Yale, has been awarded a Marshall Scholarship. The award is named for General George Marshall, who was secretary of state, secretary of defense and chief of staff of the Army as well as the author of the Marshall Plan. The Marshall […]

Could the Obama Health Care Reforms Be Stopped Before They Start? This Man Will Decide

Judge Henry E. Hudson may be the most powerful man you have never heard of. As a federal district court judge in Richmond, VA, he will decide — before year’s end, he now asserts — on a challenge to the recently passed federal health care law. The suit, brought by Virginia’s attorney general, Kenneth T. […]