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About ewanwatt

In no particular order... Scottish, Washington D.C.-based political consultant, Aberdeen Football Club fan, husband, Minnesota Vikings fan, Minnesota Twins fan, music snob, ardent reader...

The Donald’s Immigration ‘Plan’

So after he was accused of having no policy details to back up his constant barrage of insults, it looks like Donald Trump has decided to add some meat to the bones to where he’s arguably strongest: immigration policy. According to … Continue reading

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Stuff I’ve been up to (Ukraine, citizenship, CVS)

I know… After pledging to update the blog a bit more I go silent for a month or so.   Anyway, I’ve been trying to write a bit more for the Daily Caller.  I had a blast writing this piece … Continue reading

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Obama and Republican Intransigence

Yes, it’s all the fault of the Republicans.  If only Congress would simply comply with the executive all would be well.  This is an argument many of us encounter, as if the legislature shouldn’t have a rule in, er, legislating. … Continue reading

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A couple of updates…

Although I’ve been a bit quiet on this blog, I’ve been fairly active over at Trending Central. A few weeks back I wrote this piece about America’s ‘Tractor Statistic‘ economy, a reference to the country’s manipulated unemployment statistics.   With … Continue reading

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The real Help to Buy story

So about this whole ‘was it/wasn’t it a Help to Buy PR stunt’ story in the UK is a little silly, mainly because this woman has legitimately taken advantage of the government’s program to help people onto the housing ladder.  She’s … Continue reading

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Get rid of the mortgage interest deduction

Before Christmas I had a read of this latest report by the Reason Foundation on the mortgage deduction. Few public policy issues grind my gears as this one.  In this season of goodwill, I’m incredibly thankful to all my friends … Continue reading

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Coburn in the WSJ

In most political issues (bar some social stuff) I tend to find myself following a ‘Coburn Rule’ — if Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) backs/opposes something, it’s usually a good idea. This is certainly the case with the senator’s op-ed in … Continue reading

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