Kevin A. Hassett

Kevin A. Hassett, a columnist for National Review, is the State Farm James Q. Wilson chair in American politics and culture at the American Enterprise Institute.

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Politics & Policy

Judging the Governors

We attempted to identify the “governor effect” by comparing how state employment growth changed while a governor was in office with both national employment growth and the state’s employment growth ...

First Thoughts on Ryan-Murray

Based on the outline that a staffer e-mailed me a couple of hours ago, the Ryan-Murray budget deal makes a trade that most Republicans would likely prefer not to make. ...
Politics & Policy

The Roadmap

Back in the late 1980s, I was working at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass., while finishing my dissertation. At that time, I attended Harvard’s public-economics seminar, ...

Gene Sperling and ‘Regret’

The media universe is in a tizzy over the revelation that a White House official told Bob Woodward he would “regret” his coverage of the White House’s attempt to spin ...

Simpson-Bowles, Again

Earlier this morning, Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, former heads of President Obama’s deficit-reduction commission, released a new version of their much-discussed outline for reigning in the federal budget. This ...

Jobs Today

  Today’s jobs report is a mild positive, with the headline number of 157,000 jobs created in January coming in close to the average rate of job creation we have seen ...
Politics & Policy

The Stubbornest Tax

The first order of business for a Republican president next year should be corporate-tax reform. But even if Republicans win big in the fall, undoing America’s largest policy error will ...