» Columnist | Marc Thiessen is a weekly columnist for The Post, writing on foreign and domestic policy. His column appears Mondays at noon. He is also a frequent contributor to the PostPartisan blog and a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.
Thiessen served as 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 the bestselling book Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack [www.courtingdisaster.com] (2010).