Bruce Bartlett

Posted August 29, 2006

Last week, a federal appeals court in Washington handed down an important decision relating to the definition of income for tax purposes.

Posted August 22, 2006

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.

Posted August 15, 2006

Last week's defeat of Sen. Joe Lieberman in Connecticut's Democratic primary is being treated as a purge by both Democrats and Republicans.

Posted August 08, 2006

August 13 marks an important anniversary in American economic history. Twenty-five years ago that day, Ronald Reagan signed into law the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981.

Posted August 01, 2006

Posted July 25, 2006

It is a good example of why presidents were given veto power by the Constitution.

Posted July 18, 2006

In this new atmosphere of professional journalism, with most reporters having college degrees in the subject, liberalism steadily became dominant. As a consequence, certain facts damaging to Democrats that once were easily available could no longer be found anywhere.

Posted July 11, 2006

Posted July 04, 2006

The New York Times has no reservoir of goodwill to fall back on. Because of its past actions, people are disinclined to give it the benefit of the doubt when its judgment and patriotism are questioned.

Posted June 27, 2006

From what I read on the blogs these days, most Democrats believe that their party's single biggest problem is that it is not tough enough. Their solution is to be ever more shrill and hysterical in attacking Republicans. As a Republican, I think this is wonderful. It just makes Democrats look like kooks, and forces moderates to vote Republican.

Posted June 20, 2006

On June 8, defenders of the estate tax won a victory when the Senate failed to break a filibuster against H.R. 8, which would permanently repeal the tax.

Posted June 13, 2006

Feb. 17, 2007 will mark the 50th anniversary of one of the most famous interviews in the history of journalism.

Posted June 06, 2006

In 1898, one of the most shameful episodes in American political history occurred. Today called a coup d'etat, it is the only known case in the United States in which a municipal government was overthrown by violence.

Posted May 30, 2006

The recent death of former Senator and Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen brought forth many laudatory obituaries. Most concentrated on his long career in Texas politics and chairmanship of the Senate Finance Committee. But for my money, the most important thing he ever did was during his chairmanship of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC).

Posted May 23, 2006

Interestingly, many Republicans don't necessarily think that is altogether a bad idea, while many Democrats are not so sure they really want the prize just yet.

Posted May 16, 2006

One of the problems with our political system today is a tendency to views things as totally good or totally bad, with no middle ground.

Posted May 09, 2006

One of the main criticisms I have heard is that Republicans in Congress deserve much of the blame for out-of-control federal spending and other sins that I pin on him.

Posted May 02, 2006

The appointment of Tony Snow as White House press secretary has generated more than the usual amount of media chatter.

Posted April 25, 2006

Those most concerned about this are conservatives old enough to remember when the conservative movement's attachment to the Republican Party was much more circumspect than it is today.

Posted April 18, 2006

In every administration, there is always one journalist that the White House trusts above the others to represent its point of view. In this administration, it is Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard magazine.