Today is Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas’ 74th birthday.

Happy Birthday Justice Thomas!!!


A timely and important book arrives Tuesday. That would be “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words,” based on both historical documents and extensive, exclusive personal interviews with the Supreme Court justice conducted and edited by Michael Pack and Mark Paoletta.

Do those names sound familiar?

The pair produced a well-received, two-hour documentary film of the same name which was screened in 110 movie theaters nationwide two years ago and deemed “a marvel of filmmaking” by Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker. The film continues to stream at multiple online viewing sites.

There are no retreads here. Over 90% of the material in the new book did not appear in the film. And yes, Ginni Thomas, wife of the justice, is also featured in the book. The authors, meanwhile, bristle with ability and background.

Mr. Pack is president of Manifold Productions Inc. and the writer, director and producer of numerous award-winning, nationally broadcast documentaries. He also served as CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media under former President Donald Trump, as the president and CEO of the Claremont Institute and as the senior vice president for television programming at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Mr. Paoletta served as general counsel to the Office of Management and Budget under Mr. Trump from 2018 to 2021 and as chief counsel and assistant to Vice President Mike Pence from 2017 to 2018. A veteran lawyer, he also specializes in representing clients in congressional investigations.

The book has already earned glowing reviews from the likes of Sen. Mike Lee, Utah Republican; Fox News hosts Laura Ingraham and Mark Levin; former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese; and C. Boyden Gray, counsel to President George H.W. Bush.

“Clarence Thomas is an American hero, representing the best of America. We hope that learning more about Justice Thomas’ life and ideas will be as inspiring to you as it has been to us,” the authors write in their introduction.

The book is from Regnery Publishing.

To find out where you can watch the documentary, go to