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Littwin: The topic that’s safe to discuss over a Turkey Day...

Since we’re well into Thanksgiving week, I’ve been searching for a column topic that is safe to discuss over dinner with your once-upon-a-time favorite...

More evidence suggests federal stimulus spending was too low

Via Ezra Klein, Bruce Bartlett argues that state budget shortfalls and ensuing cuts to staff and services clearly cancel out the benefits of the...

Forbes: Tea partiers confused, taxes ‘lower by every measure’ under Obama

Bruce Bartlett, a fiscal conservative and columnist for Forbes who worked in the George W Bush and Reagan administrations is shocked by what he...

GOP deficit crusade opposed by fiscal hawks

WASHINGTON-- Sen. Jim Bunning’s (R-Ky.) recent one-man stand against legislation extending unemployment benefits offered a high-profile airing of a popular GOP message: Deficit spending, in almost any form, will cause more harm than good to a fragile economy. Standing in the way of the Republicans’ reasoning, however, has been another formidable group: budget experts.

Sen. Penry and Republican penance: ‘We blew it. We stank’

Of the two former GOP colleagues now opposing each other in the race for governor, former U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis and state Sen. Josh...