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Bolten’s Fuzzy Math

Peter: You should take a look at this article critiquing Bolten’s defense of Bush’s spending record. There’s one additional point the author did not have space to make: Bolten writes as though he’s talking about actual spending, but he’s actually referring to “budget authority.”

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.