By Service or Practice

The IMF Has Lost Sight of Its Primary Purpose

In a recent Times article, White House Writers Group consulting director Rupert Darwall discusses the leadership crisis of the IMF.

The full article can be found here.


State of the Union 2013

Managing director Clark S. Judge outlined his predictions for what President Obama will say in his February 12th State of the Union address for Ricochet.

Facing a Congress in the hands of the other party as he started his second term, Bill Clinton was accommodating, not confrontational. Facing a divided Congress, so was Ronald Reagan.

The results: Reagan achieved tax reform. Had it not been for the scandal he brought on himself, Clinton could have achieved Social Security reform. Today, with one house of Congress in the hands of the opposition (in this sense, the election was a tie), the president is playing as if he held all the cards.

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The Nuclear Pause

Two White House Writers, G. Philip Hughes and Mark Davis, in a groundbreaking piece express concern about continuing reductions in U.S. nuclear forces in a world in which China and Russia are rapidly modernizing their forces, and proliferation is increasing. This is a special concern, since the United States is the only nuclear power in the world that has relinquished its ability to serially manufacture new nuclear weapons.  Hence, their call for a “Nuclear Pause” on new reductions agreements, and a “Plateau” in overall force levels.




Energy Company

Launched a message campaign that freed a global energy firm from unreliable foreign partners.


Car Company

Gave the legal team of a major automotive manufacturer the confidence to aggressively respond to the threat of antitrust action by the U.S. Department of Justice.


Hoover Institution

Raised the Washington, D.C., profile of one of the world’s great centers of independent thinking.


CSX Transportation 2

Saved a client from a “death penalty verdict” by assembling a team of legal experts to expose the unreasonableness of a runaway jury. 


CSX Transportation 1

Secured the regulatory approval of a major railroad merger by working with customers to organize a grassroots campaign.


Northrop Grumman

Orchestrated a thought-leadership campaign that effectively countered a policy proposal to virtually eliminate America’s ICBM deterrent.


Verizon Communications

The White House Writers Group has consulted to the Washington and General Counsel’s offices at Verizon since 2001.