Marc A. Thiessen
Marc A. Thiessen
Opinion Writer

Marc Thiessen writes a weekly column for The Post on foreign and domestic policy and contributes to the PostPartisan blog. He is a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Thiessen served as a chief speechwriter to President George W. Bush and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and before that as a senior aide to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jesse Helms. He is the author of “Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack” (2010) and the co-author, with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, of Unintimidated: A Governor’s Story and a Nation’s Challenge .

Latest by Marc A. Thiessen

Don’t just ‘counter’ violent extremists. Defeat them.

Don’t just ‘counter’ violent extremists. Defeat them.

The White House’s softness alone won’t do the job.

Obama’s weak and unnecessary war authorization

Obama’s weak and unnecessary war authorization

The lack of congressional approval isn’t holding him back in fighting the Islamic State.

To the terrorists, Obama is ‘Crusader in chief’

To the terrorists, Obama is ‘Crusader in chief’

His prayer breakfast speech was a propaganda gold mine for Islamist extremists.

Obama’s attacks backfire

Obama’s attacks backfire

His offensive against Netanyahu isn’t working.