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AM 870 The Answer Hugh Hewitt

  • Should America Use Military Force in Syria?

    Tuesday's show was devoted in large part to whether Congress should endorse President Obama's request for a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force ("AUMF"), a Congressional action sought and received by President Bush just prior to launching the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. Most of this week's and next week's programming will be on the same topic. This is one of those issues to which it is impossible to devote too much time. Read More
  • The Syrian Nightmare

    On Tuesday I interviewed one of the world's most accomplished combat correspondents, the New Yorker's Dexter Filkins, on the Syrian nightmare. Read More
  • Will Obama Lose Egypt?

    "America has no permanent friends or enemies," Henry Kissinger famously remarked, "only interests." Read More
  • Saving the Washington Post

    CNN's Jake Tapper may be the most respect down-the-middle journalist in Washington right now. He has some thoughts on how Jeff bezos might save the failing Washington Post. Read More
  • More, More and More on the Common Core

    I spent much of last week's radio shows in conversations with proponents and opponents of the "Common Core." (Other topics were covered of course. There is a world wide terror alert, for example, and then there was a long conversation with Davis Gaines on life in the theater, but there was a lot of Common Core talk.) Read More


Professor Hugh Hewitt is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Michigan Law School, and has been teaching Constitutional Law at Chapman University Law School since it opened in 1995. Professor Hewitt has been a frequent guest on CNN, Fox News Network, and MSNBC, and has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times.

Professor Hewitt is best known as the host of his radio show, which has an audience estimated at more than 2 million listeners every week. Since its debut in July of 2000, Professor Hewitt has conducted groundbreaking interviews with government officials from both parties and widely respected analysts, authors and pundits. In a 2006 profile of Hewitt for The New Yorker, the dean of the Columbia University School of Journalism told his readers that Hewitt was “the most influential conservative you have never heard of.”

Professor Hewitt served for nearly six years in the Reagan Administration in a variety of posts, including Assistant Counsel in the White House and Special Assistant to two Attorneys General. Since returning to California in 1989 to oversee the construction of the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, Hewitt has served as a member of the California Arts Council, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, and the Orange County Children and Families Commission.

He and his wife live in Orange County. Hewitt’s passions are the Cleveland Browns and Indians, Ohio State and Notre Dame football and running.