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Postmortem: The Budget Battle on the Morning After | HughHewitt.com | 10.17.13

“Obama Wins.”  That’s the lead morning headline at Politico.com and the unanimous view in this city about the outcome of the government shutdown and debt ceiling standoff of the last few weeks. In policy, we have the status quo ante: The government is funded at sequester levels; the debt ceiling has been suspended so the government can […]
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Taylor and Scalia: Two Giants on the Economy (and the Sequester) and the Constitution | HughHewitt.com | 03.04.13

The Hoover Institution was in Washington last week.  Every year the Board of Overseers of the Stanford University-based think tank meets in the nation’s capital.  Much of the two and a half days is spent listening to presentations from a mix of the institution’s world-ranked scholars and prominent men and women in government and journalism. […]
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Next Up, Debt Ceiling: A Smart Idea from Senator Sessions | HughHewitt.com | 1.8.13

What to do about the debt ceiling?  An idea is circulating among Senate Republicans that has a real chance of compelling Democrats in Washington to confront – or at least take public responsibility for – outsized federal spending. The idea originated with Alabama senator Jeff Sessions, the ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, and […]
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At the New Year, the American Middle Class and the Ghost of Christmases Long Ago and Far Away | HughHewitt.com | 12.28.12

Looking back on the year now ending, I have been struck by a disconnect that has entered American language. Through the presidential campaign and now in the fiscal cliff fight, we have heard about “the middle class.”  The president – to the cheers of the media  — tells us he is for the middle class […]
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