Blogs

  • The Twitter Primary

    My Monday Washington Examiner column is on the “Twitter primary” already underway among would-be GOP 2016 nominees. The Twitter primary numbers are much more revealing than the Iowa Poll from Sunday. Online presence –especially as measured by Twitter “followers”-  is a fine measure of general appeal and overall significance, and…

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  • Paul Ryan On The Deal, Obamacare, and ’16

    The chairman of the House Budget Committee, Paul Ryan, was a guest to start the program today with Congressman John Campbell filling in for Hugh.  Here is the audio of the interview. 12-16hhs-ryan And here is the transcript: JC: Paul Ryan, welcome back to the Hugh Hewitt Show, great to…

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  • Does More Gridlock Mean Success?

    After Paul Ryan’s budget compromise passed the House with overwhelming support from both Republicans and Democrats, many Senate conservatives concentrated their efforts on an all-out fight to block the bill. While identifying plenty of shortcomings in the bipartisan legislation, these die-hard critics never identified how defeating the budget would advance…

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  • Peter Schiff – Rebecca Costa

    Peter David Schiff is an American businessman, investment broker, author and financial commentator. Schiff is CEO and chief global strategist of Euro Pacific Capital Inc. in Westport, Connecticut. He is one of the few widely known economists and investment professionals to have spoken about the financial crisis before it began.…

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  • Senseless Indifference Toward Ukraine

    Why does unrest in some nations attract obsessive attention from the press and the Obama administration, while turbulence in other places generates scant concern? Ukraine, for instance, counts as a potential economic power house with a population of 45 million, occupying a crucial, strategic position between Russia and the west,…

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  • Hollywood Priorities in Battling Injustice

    The new movie MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, completed months before Nelson Mandela’s death, is a sweeping epic dramatizing the fight for justice of one of the most admired personalities of our time. Prior Hollywood films similarly portrayed the battle against racist oppression in South Africa, including INVICTUS with Morgan…

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  • Pete Wilson – Rebecca Costa

    Pete Wilson is an American politician who has served as mayor of San Diego, California and U.S. Senator in the 1980s. He was elected Governor of California in 1990, becoming California’s thirty-sixth chief executive, and was reelected in 1994. As governor, Wilson focused on reforms in the areas of health…

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  • Bravo Time Magazine.

    Haven’t written a title like that in a long time. Pope Francis is an extraordinary man having a profound impact on the world, just as his two predecessors did.  That Time would acknowledge him as the single most important news-maker in 2013 even after his traditionalist theology has become obvious…

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