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Mr. Bartlett is a nationally syndicated columnist and author of "Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy."
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  • Regulatory Respite?

    Last week, President Bush took some long overdue action to constrain the growing burden of federal regulation on the economy. Predictably, Democrats howl that Republicans are endangering all Americans by leaving them to the mercies of greedy corporations. But they | Read More »

  • Of Debts and Deficits

    On October 11, President Bush went before the television cameras to proudly announce that the budget deficit for fiscal year 2006, which ended on September 30, was only $248 billion. This was a great success, he said, because in February | Read More »

  • Why the Libertarian Party Is Worthless

    Ex-Republican Bob Barr is making a big mistake

  • Libertarian GOP Defection?

  • Rating the Presidents

    In Sunday’s Washington Post, a group of historians tried to predict what history will ultimately say about George W. Bush’s presidency. One said that he is the worst president, ever; a second agreed that he was pretty bad, but still | Read More »

  • Democrat Victory, Conservative Gain?

    Leading up to the election, many conservatives were wailing about how the world was going to come to an end if Democrats won. Well, the world is still here, and we are even starting to see some good news for | Read More »

  • Milton Friedman: Death of the Master

    A tribute to the most influential economist of our time

  • Conservatives React to Milton Friedman’s Death
  • The Man Who Made Free Markets Popular Again

  • Election Aftermath

  • A Vote for Gridlock

  • Nancy Pelosi’s Moment

  • God and Government

    When future historians try to explain the presidency of George W. Bush, his religious fundamentalism unquestionably will be a central focus. It has made him certain about the correctness of his policies, especially the Iraq invasion, and emboldened him to | Read More »

  • Bush Agonistes

  • Evolving Democracy

  • Wages of Stagnation

  • Status Quo Election?

  • Democrats in Power?

  • Has Bush Destroyed GOP’s Libertarian-Religious Coalition?

    This week, New York Post columnist Ryan Sager, one of the most thoughtful young conservatives writing today, publishes an important new book, "The Elephant in the Room: Evangelicals, Libertarians, and the Battle to Control the Republican Party." Buy NowSave 34% | Read More »

  • Court Ruling Shakes Ground Under IRS

    Last week, a federal appeals court in Washington handed down an important decision relating to the definition of income for tax purposes. What is important about the decision is that it is the first one in decades saying that the | Read More »

  • Kind Words for Bush

    Regular readers of this column know that earlier this year, I published a book highly critical of George W. Bush for his deviations from conservative principles, which got me fired from an intellectually bankrupt think tank. Since publication of that | Read More »

  • Democratic Purge(s)

    Last week’s defeat of Sen. Joe Lieberman in Connecticut’s Democratic primary is being treated as a purge by both Democrats and Republicans. Those on the Democratic Party’s left wing are hoping that it will send a signal throughout the party | Read More »