The accusation that President Trump has politicized the State Department and the Food and Drug Administration is the topic of my column this week. Please check out the full column at the New Boston Post ("Please Politicize the State Department and FDA; It Beats the Alternative"), the New York Sun ("Please Politicize Dept. of State, Other Agencies; It Is the Constitutional Thing To Do") and at Newsmax ("Politicizing State Department, FDA Actually Beats the Alternative").
After the column appeared I became aware of an article by Laurence H. Silberman in the Spring 1979 issue of Foreign Affairs, headlined, "Toward Presidential Control of the State Department." I commend it to anyone interested in further reading on this issue.