About Andrew C. McCarthy

Andrew C. McCarthy is a bestselling author, a senior fellow at National Review Institute, and a contributing editor at National Review. A well known commentator on legal, national-security, and political affairs, he also writes regularly for PJMedia and The New Criterion.

Andy is a former Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney in New York, best known for leading the prosecution against the Blind Sheik (Omar Abdel Rahman) and eleven other jihadists for waging a terrorist war against the United States – including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and a plot to bomb New York City landmarks. After the 9/11 attacks, he supervised the U.S. attorney’s command-post near Ground Zero. He later served as an advisor to the Deputy Secretary of Defense.

He has written two New York Times bestsellers – Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad (2008) and The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America (2010). His latest book is Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy

You can follow him at Twitter (@Andrew C. McCarthy) and like him on Facebook.


  1. Manny Jakel says:

    Andy McCarthy is a kit more than that. He is the voice of AMERICA whom the people trust.
    He is the one of the few people from whom you can hear the truth.
    Without a doubt he has the best legal mind around today and can run circles around all the others.
    He is an inspiring writer in politics and the law.
    And whether it is the spring or any other season, he is great along with people like Andrew Bostom.
    In other words, i love him.

  2. Bill Ahrens says:

    Congratulations on your incredibly insightful piece about Obama the felon. Indeed, if tried as an ordinary citizen, he would be put away for decades and his story would be told for generations. I hope you are accepting numerous TV bookings so your story can pierce the consciousness of all our citizens so we never, ever forget what he stands for. And the lengths he is willing to go to deceive us.

  3. Leonard E. Cox says:

    In regard the Origination Clause and Obamacare, one does not have to resort to the Federalist Papers since concise minutes were taken of the arguments on this issue during the Constitutional Convention of 1787. I hope my memory serves me correctly when I state that Gerry of Virginia proposed, at that Convetion, that the Constitution contain a clause similar to our current Orgination Clause because this was the then practice in the House of Commons (many years later, this practice in England changed). The members at the Convention initially did not favor Gerry’s proposal, but before the Convention ended, Gerry’s proposal was adopted and his suggestion, based on the practice in the House of Commons, became our current Orgination Clause. See, The Miracle at Philidelphia: The Constitutional Convention of 1787 written by Bowen with forward by a SCOTUS Chief Justice. The minutes of that Convention clearly state the reasons behind the Orgination Clause, the history from which the Origination Clause arose and the goal of the Origination Clause. Juxtaposed with these minutes, the Federalist papers are “advertisements”.

  4. In the lawlessness-fix It was pointed out that Obamas waiver would not let the insurance companies legally off the hook, they would still be in violation of the law, just not subject to prosecution by the current administration, does that mean that in January all of the companies benefiting from employer mandate waivers would be in violation of the law and could be sued by their employees since they are not being provided insurance?


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