Paul Weyrich column
Paul M. Weyrich is Chairman and CEO of the Free Congress Research and Education Foundation. He served as President of the foundation from 1977 to 2002.

From 1989 to 1996, Mr. Weyrich served as President of the Kreible Institute of the Free Congress Foundation, responsible for training democracy movements in the states comprising the Former Soviet Empire. He is a founder and past director of the American Legislative Exchange Council, the founding president of the Heritage Foundation, and the current National Chairman of Coalitions for America.

A former reporter and radio news director, Mr. Weyrich is a regular guest on daily radio and television talk shows. A sought-after writer, Mr. Weyrich has published policy reports and journals on a variety of conservative issues and has contributed editorials to The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.

He has been described by The Economist as "one of the conservative movement's more vigorous thinkers." Voted three years in a row from 1981 – 1983 by readers of Conservative Digest as one of the top three "most popular conservatives in America not in Congress," Mr. Weyrich has been named by Regardie's Magazine as "one of the 100 most powerful Washingtonians."

He has been married since 1963 to the former Joyce Smigun, is the father of five children, and serves as a deacon in his church.


The Next Conservatism, A serious agenda for the future
Paul Weyrich
December 18, 2008

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. It is the worst of times because millions of Americans are unemployed this Christmas. It is the worst of . . .


Uncertainty in Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race
Paul Weyrich
December 17, 2008

I am worried that the race for Senator in Minnesota in effect will be run by the U.S. Senate. When one has been around as long as I have, one has seen things . . .


A tribute to Senator Elizabeth H. Dole
Paul Weyrich
December 11, 2008

A good lady is about to leave Washington, D.C. after decades of public service. I refer to Senator Elizabeth Hanford Dole (R-N.C.), who was defeated in her bid . . .


Applying the reality principle
Paul Weyrich
December 9, 2008

Where is the ticker-tape parade in New York City? Where are the cheers? A year and a half after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid declared that the War in Iraq . . .


Iraqi uranium and a false charge against President Bush
Paul Weyrich
December 5, 2008

When pundits are asked to name the best Presidents of the 20th Century Harry S. Truman's name always comes up. That is interesting, because when he left office  . . .


Anticipated and unanticipated president-elect moves
Paul Weyrich
December 4, 2008

Surprise, surprise. President-elect Barack H. Obama has appointed a center-right group of economic advisers. That is center-right in the Democratic context. . . .


‘This is a signal’
Paul Weyrich
November 26, 2008

As long as I can remember Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., was one of the toughest committee chairmen in the Congress. His father preceded him in U.S. Congress . . .


The possibility of a better future for Amtrak
Paul Weyrich
November 25, 2008

The 111th Congress recently passed an authorization bill which provides more money for Amtrak than any bill passed in history. President George W. Bush signed . . .


Movements to silence pastors and reinstate the Fairness Doctrine
Paul Weyrich
November 20, 2008

Mr. William J. Federer, a Missourian, is one of the most cheerful people I have met. Despite this, Bill Federer’s writing always has a serious message . . .


Drilling and liberal ideology
Paul Weyrich
November 14, 2008

News reports in the past few days suggest that as a priority after he assumes the presidency on January 20, 2009, President Obama will use the power of the . . .


The Democrats’ imminent agenda
Paul Weyrich
November 7, 2008

Now that the election is over, it is time to evaluate what the American public can expect from the newly elected Congress and the administration of President . . .


The federal agenda for 2009-2010
Paul Weyrich
November 6, 2008

Now that the election is over, it is time to evaluate what the American public can expect from the 111th Congress and the incoming Presidency . . .


Confusion, contrast and unreliability in the polls
Paul Weyrich
November 4, 2008

Senator Barack H. Obama has a huge lead. No, Senator John S. McCain, III is closing the gap. The next poll shows Obama running away with the election. With . . .


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