Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. His latest book is Reforming Journalism. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

Short memory

| Will Clinton learn from his scandal-plagued predecessor?
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/25/98, 12:00 am

When journalists talk of coverups, the former president to whom they most often compare Bill Clinton these days is Richard Nixon. When the discussion turns to Mr. Clinton and adulterous sex, John F. Kennedy's name also emerges. But the comparison that is perhaps most apt, on grounds of both sex and scandal, is not being made: Bill Clinton and Warren G. Harding, who is often considered to be (with competition from U.S. Grant) the worst president in American history.

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Almost open season

| Reaction produced an apology this time-but next?
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/18/98, 12:00 am

The Indianapolis News, The Daily Oklahoman, The Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News. Columnists Don Feder, Paul Greenberg, Suzanne Fields, Marie Cocco, Wesley Pruden, Deborah Orin, Mark Davis.

I'm sure I've left someone out, but there's the honor roll of newspapers and writers that-according to my search through the Lexis-Nexis computer files-responded forcefully two months ago when Sidney Blumenthal became, to my knowledge, the first White House official in history to attack evangelical Christians overtly.

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Feet of clay

| Bill Clinton's 19th-century predecessor
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/04/98, 12:00 am

I've written about George Washington and Thomas Jefferson on past July 4ths-it's a great day for historical columns-but this time, given the sad times in Washington, I would like to introduce readers to the Bill Clinton of the 19th century: Henry Clay of Kentucky.

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