John H. Hinderaker

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John H. Hinderaker is a partner in the Minneapolis, Minnesota, law firm Faegre & Benson LLP.[1]

Hinderaker operates the Power Line Blog[2] with his former law partner Scott W. Johnson, both of whom are fellows[3][4] at the Claremont Institute conservative think tank.

Hinderaker's "claim to fame" at Power Line is for the "2004 reporting on 'Rathergate.' Hinderaker helped expose as fake a series of documents claimed by CBS's Dan Rather to be about George Bush's service in the Texas Air National Guard--a revelation that helped lead to the famous anchor's resignation."[5]


"It must be very strange to be President Bush. A man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius, he can't get anyone to notice. He is like a great painter or musician who is ahead of his time, and who unveils one masterpiece after another to a reception that, when not bored, is hostile."—John Hinderaker, Power Line Blog, July 28, 2005.[6]


In 2000, Hinderaker was chairman of the Center of the American Experiment,[7] a Minneapolis-based think tank created in 1990 by "longtime Republican" Mitchell Pearlstein.[8]

Hinderaker and Johnson have written "on public policy issues including income inequality, income taxes, campaign finance reform, affirmative action, welfare reform, and race in the criminal justice system. ... Their articles have appeared in National Review, The American Enterprise, American Experiment Quarterly, and newspapers from Florida to California."[4]

In 1974, Hineraker earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School, graduating cum laude. In 1971, he graduated with a A.B., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Bio: John H. Hinderaker, Faegre & Benson LLP, accessed August 28, 2007. Biographical profile lists law cases won by Hinderaker.
  2. Power Line Blog.
  3. Scholar: John H. Hinderaker, Claremont Institute, accessed August 28, 2007. Includes links to articles archived on the Claremont Institute website.
  4. 4.0 4.1 About Us, Power Line Blog, accessed August 28, 2007.
  5. In Pictures: The Web Celeb 25: John H. Hinderaker, Forbes, January 23, 2007.
  6. John Hinderaker, "A Stroke of Genius," Power Line Blog, July 28, 2005.
  7. Person Role Detail: John Hinderaker, Media Transparency.
  8. Profile: Center of the American Experiment, Media Transparency.

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