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By Orrin G. Hatch
Procedural changes impede the chamber's traditional deliberative function
Topic - Jonah Goldberg
JONAH GOLDBERG For release 5/25/12 (NOTICE: For retransmission or other content delivery inquiries, please contact TMS Customer Service, 1-800-346-8798, tmscustomerservicetribune.com.) (PHOTO: One headshot accompanies this column. FILE NAME: 20101014hdjgo-a.jpg;) Big business gets the Hollywood treatment
At the outset, let me declare a personal interest: Jonah Goldberg destroyed my career. Let me explain: When I was a young writer starting out, I fancied myself as something of a conservative humorist. My jeremiads about the Clinton impeachment and high marginal tax rates were interspersed with anecdotes about beer and chicken-wing consumption. My shtick was laughing it up with the Laffer Curve.
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The difference is that while Clinton was hardly immune to the charge of cynicism, he wasn't trying to shut down the government or get impeached for narrow political advantage," Mr. Goldberg says.
"But this isn't that. This is a movement dedicated to the proposition that the government is doing too much. As long as it stays that kind of populism, I think it's a healthy phenomenon and really not all that new philosophically. It's a bit like the old 'Leave-Me-Alone Coalition' on steroids," he adds.