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Bush and Earmarks

Longtime readers might know that I am a conscientious objector in the war on earmarks. I just don’t think it is likely to achieve anything worth the effort. But if the president can abolish the vast majority of earmarks with a few strokes of his pen, then he should–if only so conservatives could move on to more productive pastimes.

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.

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