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JPod: Conservatives would have expected more from Reagan if he had worked with a GOP Congress. Bush doesn’t have to deal with Tip O’Neill–he gets Denny Hastert, and yet spending is up 33 percent since 2001. A great source of budget numbers, by the way, is Brian Riedl’s recent analysis for the Heritage Foundation.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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