Jeff Shesol is the author of Supreme Power: Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court. He is also a founding partner of West Wing Writers, a speechwriting and strategy firm, and the author of Mutual Contempt. From 1998 to 2001, Shesol served as a speechwriter to President Bill Clinton. A Rhodes scholar, he holds degrees in history from Oxford and Brown universities. His comic strip, Thatch, appeared daily in more than 150 newspapers from 1994 to 1998.