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Hugh Hewitt

Hugh Hewitt

Professor Hugh Hewitt is a lawyer, law professor and broadcast journalist whose nationally syndicated radio show is heard in more than 120 cities across the United States every weekday afternoon. Professor Hewitt has been a frequent guest on CNN, Fox News Network, and MSNBC, and has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. Hewitt writes daily for his blog,, which is among the most visited political blogs in the U.S. He is also a weekly columnist for The Washington Examiner and

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‘The Fourth Way’

Mon, Jan 9, 2017

Hearings on President-elect Trump’s Cabinet nominees open this week and all should be concluded after a day or two with positive committee votes and rapid floor votes of confirmation. Not a single nominee appears yet to be in any way endangered, and while interest groups on the left are furiously fundraising off of cries of alarm and doom, the “Reid...
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Memo to the young DC job seeker

Tue, Jan 3, 2017

So you want to join the Trump Administration? Be a special assistant to a Cabinet secretary? Carry a briefcase in the White House? I get it. I did too, out of law school and fresh from a clerkship in 1984. And I was lucky — very lucky — to work for two great attorneys general, William French Smith and Edwin Meese, and then White House Counsel Fred Fielding...
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Memo To PEOTUS @realDonaldTrump: #FasterPlease and #TheFourthWay

Thu, Dec 22, 2016

There’s been a lull in the pace of the stand up of the Trump Administration and the left is using it to try and define the new president and his team.  The response should be #FasterPlease and #TheFourthWay: More appointments at every level and a bigger, broader agenda that surprises and delivers —#TheFourthWay. The incessant mentions of the popular...
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Winter isn’t coming

Mon, Dec 19, 2016

One more week of Beltway Christmas parties, followed by a week of faith, and football, and then the nation’s capital reconvenes in a still-stunned state. No less an American icon than Henry Winker — from “Happy Days” to “Arrested Development” to a sleigh full of fine films — tweeted a question last week: “Why does our...
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Pruitt and Puzder: A pair of brilliant nominees

Mon, Dec 12, 2016

With two nominations late last week, President-elect Trump has telegraphed seriousness about a frontal assault on the out-of-control regulatory state. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is a brilliant, principled, amiable and effective chief legal officer of a state and former state legislator (as well as minor league baseball team owner). He’s also on...
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Does Gen. Mattis have a strategy for shaping the ‘media battle space’?

Mon, Dec 5, 2016

Donald Rumsfeld served his second tour of duty as Secretary of Defense from Jan. 20, 2001, to Dec. 18, 2006. He is one of America’s most accomplished public servants. And he was arguably the best prepared secretary of defense, having not only served in that job before, from Nov. 20, 1975 to Jan. 20, 1977, but having also been White House chief of staff,...
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Deep breaths, everyone. All will be well.

Mon, Nov 28, 2016

It stood to reason that 2016 has a few more surprises up its very large sleeves, and that The Ohio State University’s double-overtime 30-27 win over Michigan’s Wolverines would be among them. Not that the Bucks’ winning The Game is a jolt. Ohio State has won 12 of the schools’ last 13 meetings. But there had never been an overtime in the...
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The ‘Constitution Spring’

Mon, Nov 14, 2016

Long-time residents of California know what the aftermath of a major quake is like. Even those completely uninjured and complete strangers to personal or property loss are jittery for weeks or even months. They hate to be stuck under overpasses. They loathe being in Los Angeles’ very tall buildings when the inevitable aftershocks roll through. It’s...
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The choice

Mon, Nov 7, 2016

Former Missouri Senator Jim Talent made a comprehensive five part closing argument for Donald Trump for president here. Larry Arnn, the president of Hillsdale College — speaking for himself and not his community of teachers, students and staff at Hillsdale — made an argument about both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump which ought to be read or listened to in...
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Francona’s example for GOP: Stick with what has worked in the past

Mon, Oct 24, 2016

If 2016 trends stay true, the “Sweet Meteor of Death” (#SMOD on Twitter) will hit the earth — specifically, at Progressive Field in Cleveland — in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 7 with the score tied and the Cleveland Indians’ Mike Napoli at bat. The Cubs’ Jon Lester will have dueled with the Tribe’s Corey Kluber through...
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The GOP’s crisis

Mon, Oct 10, 2016

Political parties have been around since politics emerged from the stranglehold of the strongest and extended out to even the most limited of franchises. “Parties” existed even within the courts of absolute kings. “Factions” are how Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay referred to them in “The Federalist Papers,” and...
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Hillary’s contempt for Bernie’s folk

Mon, Oct 3, 2016

Basement-dwelling baristas of the world unite! You have nothing to lose but your “I’m With Her” signs. “Bernie Sanders is the real deal,” you thought, but Clinton just thought you hopelessly naive, underemployed at best with few prospects, and oppressed by Obamacare premiums that no one expected to have to pay. You, said Clinton,...
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Welcome to the new Sunday morning

Mon, Sep 19, 2016

An IED — or two or three — in New Jersey intended to blow up runners in a race to support Marines wounded in the wars. An IED — or two or three — in New York City intended to kill or maim civilians. A suspected “home-grown, self radicalized” jihadist dresses as a security guard and slashes a half dozen or more innocents in St. Cloud,...
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How New Media Undermines Old Hillary & Old Media

Fri, Sep 16, 2016

By Brian Fahy & Garrett Fahy A seismic shift is underway in how Americans, especially younger Americans, consume news. The changes may radically increase political accountability and undermine the old media’s role as protector-in-chief of dishonest Democrats. Pew Research recently reported that 62% of American adults get news on social media and 66% of...
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When Hillary’s Supreme Court decides redistricting cases

Mon, Sep 12, 2016

Voting has begun in the 2016 election as North Carolina opened its (very) early balloting by absentee on Friday. Voting is said to be heavy among the half of Donald Trump supporters who Hillary Clinton has categorized as being in a “basket of deplorables.” It seems irrational to vote this early in an election cycle in which jarring slanders on...
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How to Lose Allies & Alienate Supporters, by Barack & Hillary

Fri, Sep 2, 2016

How to Lose Allies & Alienate Supporters, by Barack & Hillary By Garrett Fahy The political world is focused on Trump’s Immigration Plan, Hillary’s ongoing email saga (prediction alert: we’ll be discovering emails she tried to wipe off her server for months), and her interview with the FBI. But in the background, the newest installment...
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Editorial Cartoons

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Gary Varvel
Sun, Apr 23, 2017