Posts by Ronald L. Trowbridge
Ronald L. Trowbridge is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute. He served as chief of staff to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger.
Our Living Hell with Cancer: What To Take from It


[The following piece was written in observance of World Cancer Day 2020. –Ed.] March 6 of this year marks the 14th year of my wife’s passing from cancer. I want to tell readers how I, at 82, want to die: I want to be sitting on my couch, having a glass of vodka, watching…
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Reagan and O’Neill Were Friendly Opponents, so Why Must Today’s Partisans Spew Hatred?


I have never in my very long life witnessed the intense hatred between political parties as demonstrated in our country today. The word “hatred” is not too strong; my point survives the exaggeration. Having a political appointment from President Reagan, I worked in Washington, D. C. with Congress and the Executive Branch virtually everyday…
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My Tragic Encounter with Brett Kavanaugh Over Cancer Treatment


“It is naïve to think that public pressure has no potential to influence a judge’s opinion,” says Ronald L. Trowbridge.

Media Hostility Could Help Trump Win Reelection


The stronger the resistance, the stronger the resistance to that resistance by a silent majority.

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