Eisenhower Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

Too Cool in the Capital

The National Portrait Gallery does best when it focuses on high-caliber artists, rather then pandering to its visitors with exhibitions that attempt to be “cool.” Elsewhere in the capital, the Eisenhower Memorial Commission continues to lurch along.

Gehry’s Middle Finger

The gullible bureaucrats responsible for hiring Frank Gehry for the Eisenhower Memorial put the American taxpayer into the hands of a fashionable architect whose works, quite frankly, are already starting to look clichéd and dated.

A Monumental Shame

The noble idea to build a memorial to Dwight Eisenhower has become a classic Washington boondoggle, an object lesson on how not to build a memorial in that city.