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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When To the Point went on the air in the year 2000, the Y2K scare had turned out to be "fake news." The big story was the disputed presidential election.

The news media and a crisis of credibility

When To the Point went on the air in the year 2000, the Y2K scare had turned out to be "fake news." The big story was the disputed presidential election.

from To the Point

Big money is finally being spent by Republicans desperate to prevent Donald Trump from winning their party's presidential nomination.

Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures by Unhappy Republicans

Big money is finally being spent by Republicans desperate to prevent Donald Trump from winning their party's presidential nomination.

from To the Point

The economy was the subject of last night's fourth Republican presidential debate, and you could almost hear Bill Clinton's slogan from 1992.

"It's the Economy, Stupid…"

The economy was the subject of last night's fourth Republican presidential debate, and you could almost hear Bill Clinton's slogan from 1992.

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