Bruce Bartlett

journalist and historian

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Bruce Bartlett is the author of Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy, Wrong on Race: The Democrats Buried Past,  The New American Economy: The Failure of Reaganomics and a New Way Forward The Benefit and the Burden: Tax Reform — Why We Need It and What It Will Take The Truth Matters: A Citizen’s Guide to Separating Facts and Lies and Stopping Fake News in Its Tracks.

Bartlett is a former columnist for the Fiscal Times, the New York Times and Forbes. He served as a domestic policy advisor to President Reagan and as a Treasury Department economist under President George H.W. Bush. He also worked on Capitol Hill for the late Rep. Jack Kemp.

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