Blogs

  • The Greatest Latino Ball-Player of Them All

    Here’s a trivia question to stump your friends and confound political correctness: Who was, without a doubt, the greatest Latino baseball player of all time? Roberto Clemente? Albert Pujols? Juan Marichal? Actually, the answer is Ted Williams, the Boston Red Sox immortal who had the highest career on-base percentage in…

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  • Powerline’s Praise

    Thanks to Powerline’s John Hinderaker for his kind words today about The Happiest Life. Hi colleague Scott Johnson has also been very kind. Minnesota nice indeed from two of the conservative blogosphere’s most influential writers. Haven’t ordered yet?  The book publishes on December 31, but if you preorder it will…

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  • 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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