Frank Gregorsky

Frank Gregorsky has lived in northern Virginia for most of the time since 1979. While working in Seattle as a Discovery program manager, Frank edited the book Speaking of George Gilder (Discovery Institute Press, 1998).

In October 2016, with six other writers, he published Elephants in the Room: A History of the House Republican Future. This book takes apart ObamaCare, the housing bubble and banking meltdowns, the size and nature of House districts, and Senate defaults during President Obama's second term.

Elephants in the Room also showcases an 11-Measure agenda for restoring the equality of Congress when it comes to setting domestic policy.

During 1991-94, Gregorsky was publications director at the Congressional Institute Inc. During 1983-91, he held a series of research and editorial positions serving GOP Members of Congress. He covered the closing years of the Cold War and spotlighted governmental innovations in our sister democracies, especially the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Frank draws inspiration from Peter Drucker, Harry Truman, Theodore Roosevelt, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Queen Elizabeth I, and anyone who can organize and keep track of all the elements of a big project.

You can view the Amazon summary of Elephants in the Room here.

Congress-watchers and political researchers will find a deep, if not unique, set of sources and resources here.


Elephants in the Room

Republicans 50 and up watched President Ronald Reagan and Speaker Newt Gingrich deliver national leadership. Today, Republicans of all ages watch “their” House and Senate and see nothing of the kind… A Republican-run legislative branch isn’t supposed to enable Iran Bailouts, rising deficits, the importation of saboteurs, the destruction of private health insurance, wars on entire industries, and IRS corruption. Congress’s defaults have been huge, they imperil the Constitution and national security, the solutions go way beyond personalities, and … they can start with Elephants in the Room. Reinforced by former GOP Congressmen, the seven authors of Elephants in the Room showcase effective campaign methods and fresh legislative strategies. The

The Six Ingredients of Trump’s ‘Hostile Takeover Playbook’

How many political insiders do you know who are opposed to Barack Obama and his nefarious works — IRS abuses, corporate bribes, climate fantasies, bailouts for Iran, importing saboteurs — yet save their peak agitation for Donald Trump, a presidential candidate they say “can’t” be nominated? If it “can’t” happen, why sputter to the point of apoplexy? Perhaps because “it” is being defined too conventionally. Let’s try a different lens: Trump’s terrain-shifting methods fit the Hostile Takeover Playbook. The rules of corporate raiding are quite different from the ordinary rules of primary politics, and seem to fit the mood of over a third of the Republican rank-and-file, who favor Trump over his primary rivals and over the timid “Directors” they sent to

A Tale of Two Cynics: Nixon and Obama

President Richard Nixon’s historic gamble with Mainland China turned out well. When he was elected in 1968, it was an out-of-control society and regime, subverting its neighbors and condemning the United States. Today we have a similar regional foe — Iran. Will President Obama be in Tehran a year from now, celebrating the start of a similar moderation by the world’s chief sponsor of terrorism? Or will he have rewritten yet another campaign pledge ushering in an Islamist nuclear power with apocalyptic ambitions? The Nixon/Obama parallels are instructive. Richard Nixon was, and Barack Obama is, a loner with many admirers and few friends. Both preferred to speak to the electorate in heavily scripted settings. Both were lawyers. Both were also charged — nearly

Speaking of George Gilder

Finally, a Gilder book for those of us who want to get right to the point! From tapes, transcripts, and corporate conclaves, you get the spoken wit and wisdom of George Gilder — on money and morals, technology and telecom. It’s all here, and it’s easy to use. A little over a third of Speaking of George Gilder consists of speeches and a previously unreleased 12,000-word interview. The rest is quotes — mainly short ones — organized “topically.”  And this is not a rework of George’s books and magazine articles. Even George’s most loyal readers will not have seen most of what’s in this book. That’s because the contents of Speaking consist overwhelmingly of his spoken words — from magazine interviews, radio and TV