Chris Gacek

Coalitions Senior Research Fellow

Dr. Chris Gacek is the Coalitions Senior Research Fellow at Family Research Council. Dr. Gacek received a Bachelors of Science in economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, a Masters and Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

He has previously worked for the Heritage Foundation, the American Enterprise Institute, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (as a law clerk), the Federal Communications Commission, and a subcommittee of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee (Sen. Tom Coburn, Chairman).

Dr. Gacek is the author of The Logic of Force: the Dilemma of Limited War in American Foreign Policy (Columbia Univ. Press, 1994).

Download Print Quality Photograph

Recent Activity

Holocaust Remembrance Day: "Never Again"

The Resurgence of History's Oldest Hatred

On Holocaust Remembrance Day: We must confront today's antisemitism

75 Years Ago Today: A D-Day Prayer

77 Years Ago Today: The Battle of Midway

Chris Gacek, John Bursch, Maria Teffler, David Horowitz

Sen. Roy Blunt, Rep. Andy Harris, Terry Jeffrey, Chris Gacek, David Closson, Mary Beth Waddell

Sen. Mike Lee, Valerie Richardson, Sarah Perry, Chris Gacek

Are walls 'an immorality?' Not according to the Bible

Scalise Shooting Declared to be an Act of Terrorism Under Virginia Law, So Why is the FBI Confused?

Even Liberal Feminists Can't Resist Committed Love and Marriage

A Fitting Tribute to Memorial Day

The Plight of Jews in Pakistan

Christianity in Iraq Appears Doomed to Extinction

Judge Neil Gorsuch: The Case for Confirmation

"Big Abortion" Wants the Dangerous Pregnancy-Destroying Drug Mifepristone (RU-486) Sold in Local Pharmacies

The Condescension of the Establishment Media Regarding Life

Supreme Court Nominations: Filling Justice Scalia's Seat and Beyond

The ACC's Bullying of North Carolina is Unacceptable

Protect Your Military Chaplains from a Bully

The Islamic State (ISIS) Lays Out Its Plan for Christians

Family Research Council Submits Amicus Brief in Kansas Supreme Court Abortion Case

A Supreme Decision: Filling Scalia's Seat

FRC Asks Supreme Court to Make Abortion Centers Accountable to Health and Safety Standards

Beware of False Rhetoric on Chinese Population Control Modifications

Sexual Abuse of "Dancing Boys" in Afghanistan - Bacha Bazi and Its Impact on Americans Serving There

The Short Walk to Barbarity

Obergefell Prompts Instant, Unflinching Resistance in the True Church Reaction of Tenth Presbyterian (Philadelphia)

Support for Israel is Declining in Democrat Party

Supreme Court Provides Relief to Several Pennsylvania Charities from Obamacare Contraceptive Mandate

Internal Chinese Populations

Russell Moore Considers Spiritual Warfare & Adoption

Adoption May Not Always Be Perfect, but It Saves a Life

Upcoming Marriage Case Puts Court's Credibility At Risk

A Great Man Honored: Jean Vanier (2015 Templeton Prize)

Desperate Times for Christians in Syria

Blinded by Liberalism - Our President and His State Department

The SPLC places Dr. Ben Carson on an "Extremist Watch List"

The Dreyfus Affair: One Historic Landmark for Jews in France

Trending Massively: The Counter-Cultural Movement for Modest Fashions

Fashion Isn\u00BFt the Most Important Thing to Come Out of Milan

Sketchy Judicial Assignments in Ninth Circuit Marriage Cases

FRC Files Amicus Brief in Fifth Circuit Marriage Appeal

Does the Sexual Predation of Children Have to be Tolerated and Ignored?

Brittany Maynard Needs to Go to a Basketball Game

Florida Federal Judge Makes Many Wrong Assumptions in Striking Down State's Marriage Amendment

Family Research Council Praises US Supreme Court for Issuing Stay on Virginia Marriage Ruling

No fundamental right to same-sex marriage

The Fourth Circuit Gets It Fundamentally Wrong on Marriage

The Tenth Circuit's Kitchen v. Herbert Flubs Fundamental Rights Analysis

Vincente Del Bosque, Spain's Greatest "Football" Coach, and Pure Love

FRC Files Amicus Brief in Michigan Same-Sex Marriage Case

Recognizing Family Decline as a Driver for Income Inequality

Another Maternal RU-486 Fatality - This Time in Ital

Truth is the Greatest Weapon

The appeal of natural marriage

America's Amateur Hour on Foreign Policy

Crowding Out by Obamacare

Wahlburgers -- An Appetizing New Show about a Devoted Family

Is this the Sort of Person You Want to Run the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice?

Obamacare: America's Personal, Political, and Economic Wrecking Ball

Gordon Chang Gives Details of China's Paltry One-Child Policy Changes

Obamacare Comes into Sharper Focus

Millennials Have a Tough Economic Row to Hoe

Adding Insult to Injury: The Latest Shoe to Drop in Today\u00BFs College Scam

Student Reliance on Federal College Aid and Debt at Highest Levels Ever

Some More College Debt News: Domestic and International

Update on Murder Prosecution in Tampa, Florida

Unborn Victims of Violence Act Used in Tampa

The College Debt Crisis Is Not Going Away

Fifty Questions to Ask Before Going to College

Gosnell Grand Jury Report

Your Kids Belong to the Collective -- Resistance is Futile

Oral Arguments on DoMA at the Supreme Court Today

An Era Ends: Sheet Music Magazine Publishes Its Last Edition

Mind-Boggling Abortion Statistics from China

A Nice Summary of the College Debt Mess

Ai WeiWei in D.C. and Chen Guangcheng Interview

China's Population Decline

Debt Doesn't Take a Holiday

Surprise, Surprise - Egypt's Morsi Made Virulently Anti-Semitic Remarks

Community College Can Be a Better Deal than Four-Year Options

Thinking Outside the Box about College at the American Thinker

The Washington Times Discusses College Debt

Important Article on the College Debt Scene & Is the Bubble Exploding

What do the Waiters at Red Lobster and Some Adjunct Profs Have in Common? Obamacare.

Yes, the Cold War Still Matters

Littlejohn: The Terror of the One-Child Policy is Critical to the Communist Partys Control of China

Wont Back Down A Courageous Film

Joel Kotkin on the Plight of the Millennial Generation

Anybody Who is against the Muslim Brotherhood is Not Safe in Egypt.

Porn: Another Executive Branch Security Problem

Nearly 90,000 Orthodox Jews Celebrate Completion of Seven-Year Talmudic Study

The College Debt Story Gets Worse: Medical School Graduates

Missing Chief Justice Rehnquist

One Nurses Travails with Student Debt Paints a Bigger Picture

Supreme Court Declines Mt. Soledad Case: We Live to Fight Another Day

Bork-NRO piece on Holder Non-Defense of Doma; Illinois Doing the Same

Some Interesting Info on College Debt at Michigan State

Another Chinese Activists Story of Persecution

The Origins of Forced Abortion in China

Tack on Another $70,000 in Expenses for the College Years -- Give or Take

The New York Times Makes a Splash on College Loan Debt

More from Glenn Reynolds on the Higher Education Bubble

A Better Estimate of the Unemployment Rate -- 11%

Amicus Brief: Baxter v. Montana

Some News and Recent Articles on College Debt

College Debt and Senior Citizens

College Debt and the Housing Market

The First RU-486 Abortion Death in Australia

Daily Telegraph: Sex-Selection Abortions May Be Widespread in the U.K.

Undermining Energy Production

Senator Santorum Only Told Part of the Story

Tough Economic Times for Millennials

Sir Isaac Newtons Theological Writings Posted Online by the National Library of Israel

Planned Parenthood and Telemed Abortions in Iowa

The Keystone Pipeline, Energy, and Family Economics

College Debt and 2012

China Evaluates University Curricula as Job Producers

Generation Y and the Youth Misery Index

Education News on NCLB and Virtual Schools

Glenn Reynolds on the Education Bubble

A List of Books on China

Three Education Articles

Some Good Articles on Education Topics Intersect with Rep. Bachmann's speech

Obamacare: More Bad News for Families?

OWSers, Radicalism, and Education Costs

Peggy Noonan with Interesting Insights on Recent Public Opinion Shifts

Copts Face Persecution in Egypt; Other Christians in Danger

Purging the Government of Anti-Islamists

FCC Tries to Manage Spectrum Shortage by Taking from Broadcasters

The Scale of EPAs Proposed Greenhouse-Gas Regulations

One Child Policy Contributing to Chinese Brain/Entrepreneur Drain

House Report Describes Staggering Expansion of Federal Regulation

More on the Obama Regulation Tsunami (and Gibson Guitars)

Some Positive News about Indianas New School Voucher Program

U.S. Air Forces Imperiled by Potential Budget Cuts

A Growing Consensus on Regulatory Strangulation

Dalrymple Analysis of British Riots in Wall Street Journal

English Riots and Social Conservatism

The U.S. Economy is Not Growing

Kuhner on Obamas Culture War

ICEJ Summarizes Stanley Greenberg Poll of Palestinians in Gaza, West Bank

Economic Cost of Excessive Regulations Discussed

Dept of Education Creates a College Cost-Comparison Web Tool

Dont Know Much about History

California Bankruptcy Court Strikes Down DoMA

Tony Blankley Reminds Us of Barry Goldwaters Recognition of Social Conservatism Principles in 1964

Families Hurting in Current Housing Market

Jews in Israel Are Not Declining Relative to Arabs Demographically

House Seeks to Intervene in First Circuit Defense of Marriage Act

Some Good News on DoMA: Judicial Watch Suing DoJ over Its FOIA Request

Holder Further Undermines DoMA in Immigration Case

RU-486 Safety Data Reported from South Australia

See Article on Obama Higher Ed Regs -- Relating to May 11 FRC Panel

Good News: Supreme Court asked to Review Indecency Case (FCC v Fox)

Three Important Things Happened on 4/18/11 to Defend DoMA

College Debt Will Soon Exceed Credit Card Debt at 1 Trillion Dollars

Michelle Rhee Finds an Excellent Defender

Pell Grants: Another Fiscal Disaster Unfolding

DoMA Case Put on Hold until Further Notice by First Circuit

New FRC Pamphlet Available: Jack Klenks Who Should Decide How Children are Educated?

No Kisses for ICANNs Approval of .XXX Internet Domain Name

No Kisses for ICANNs Approval of .XXX Domain for the Internet

The Legal Errors in A.G. Holders Refusal to Defend DOMA

Holding Effective Oversight Hearings Chairman Issa Puts Things in Order

Perhaps, a Far Narrower Window for Prop 8 Litigants to Cut/Paste

Staggering Level of Drug Violence in Mexico

U.S. Vetoes Anti-Israeli United Nations Resolution

Will the Obama Administration Betray Israel at the United Nations ??

Arabic in Texas Schools?

Are We Waiving Away Honest Government with Obamacare?

Union Membership Continues to Decline

Obama Deregulation Gambit, Part 2

Obamas De-Regulation Proposal Boob Bait for Corporate Bubbas

Our World is Upside Down

Federalism and Canadian Education Policy

Obamacare Waivers Point to Its Unworkability, Lawlessness

Obama Administration Works at the Behest of Hollywood

An Excellent Analysis of the Liberal Meltdown: Liberalism's Very Bleak Future

Time.com Jumps the Shark on Palin and Tea Party Bashing

Dont Tweek It, Kill It

Prosecutors Ask Court to Acquit Geert Wilders

The Rot at the Department of Justice

Two More RU-486 Infection Deaths Announced by CDC

The 111th Congress Good Riddance

Recognition that Many Tea Partiers Do Oppose Abortion

Part II from Gerald Nadal on Ella

Rifqa Bary Obtains Permanent Resident Status in the U.S.

A Science-Medicine Website Supporting Pro-Life Positions; Ella

Methinks the Mayor Doth Protest Too Much

Obama Administration Turns on a Dime - When It Wants To

Two Articles of Note: One on Ella, One on Orwell and Religious Freedom

Kristofs Misguided, Blithe Endorsement of Misoprostol Abortions

Levin and Whelan Discuss the Decision that Threatens Marriage Laws across the United States

Evidence of Atrocious Medical Care by Abortionists

Kagangate Says as Much about ACOG as It Does about Kagan

New ObamaCare Regulations May Eliminate Some Existing Policies

Dr. Donna Harrison's Remarks to FDA on Drug Application for Ulipristal

Capitol Hill Briefing: Feds Aren't Enforcing Obscenity Laws

U.S. Changing Sides on Israel

Education Items for Home Schools and Private Religious Schools

Daniel Dreisbachs Lecture: The Bible and the Founding Fathers

Boots on Necks and the Obama Administration

Using Bio-Technology to Fight Drug Trafficking. Finally.

Is Obamas Jewish Support Cracking?

The College Tuition Squeeze

My Capitol Hill Rally

Guns and Pandoras Box at the Supreme Court

Obamas Aggressive Use of Executive Power, pt. 2

Ronald Reagan: The Great Inflation Fighter

Obama Will Now Aggressively Use Executive Power

Staggering Increase in Education Spending for 2011

Is Obama Caving on the Manhattan KSM Trial?

Massachusetts, Senator-elect Brown, and Jack Bauers War

Obama and Jack Bauers War

A New Welfare Program in the Obama Healthcare Bill

Some Observations about Sarah Palin's New Career

Noonan: People Who Don't Care About Us

Does "FTC" Mean "Clueless" ??

Using Abortifacients to Covertly Abort Another's Baby

Obama Is A Vulcan, Only Hes Tuvok not Spock

Stupak-Pitts Amendment Speaks Truth to Power

Something Has Gone Terribly Wrong

Obama Adviser, Dalia Mogahed, Hearts Sharia

Unemployment, Part III

More on the Economy

Economy: Not So Good

I'll Stand with Israel, Mr. President

Lawlessness California-style: Ahnuld and Moonbeam Take a Pass on Defending Prop 8

What will ObamaCare do to your current health plan?

U.S.A.F. Airman Convicted under Unborn Victims of Violence Act

Call to NPR in Los Angeles; Customers Misusing Plan B

Obama FDA Caves on Plan B

Aaron Klein: Obama Pushing Saudi Plan for Israel-Arab Peace

Gates Greenlights Iran's Bomb; Israel/USA Imperiled

Did ABC Show "The Ten Commandments" a Week Late?

Has CNBC Hoisted the White Flag ?

The War against CNBC (and Free Speech) Escalates

The Pro-Obama Attack Machine Rolls On

The 25 Movies President Obama Gave Prime Minister Brown

An Open Letter to Larry Kudlow, the Nation's Irreplaceable CNBC Host

Been in D.C. Too Long?

Gregg's Revolt Unmasks Obama's Highly Politicized White House

MUST SEE TV: CNBC's "House of Cards"

Judd Gregg and the Fairness Doctrine

Kanjorski's Stimulus Vote: A Big Deal

Murkowski Goes with the Left on Mexico City

Change Watch Backgrounder: Dawn Johnsen

Obama May Need Environmental Waivers for Spending

Tales of Chemical Abortion in the New York Times

Viacom-Time Warner Cable Cut Deal for Price Increases

More on the Crushing Costs of Higher Education

Higher Education's Broken Business Model

Two Important Pieces from the Washington Times

FRC Submits Comments to HHS on Conscience Protection

HHS Proposed Conscience Regs Published in Federal Register

HHS Announces Conscience Protection Regulations

More Gossip

The L.A. Times eulogizes an abortionist

Gossip Girl and Cable Choice

The Mighty Quin

Iran, Nuclear Deterrence, and Senator Clinton

Censorship Google-style

Terri Schiavo Remembered

The "Disturbing Realities" of Planned Parenthood

Sec. Leavitt Protects Doctors

More on the California Homeschooling Decision

California Decision Highlights Judicial Trend against Parental Rights in Education

Politicized Science: the Manipulated Approval of RU-486 and Its Dangers to Women's Health

Chris Gacek, Coalitions Senior Research Fellow