Hugh Hewitt

Contributing columnist
Hugh Hewitt is a nationally syndicated radio host on the Salem Radio Network. He is also a professor at Chapman University School of Law, where he has taught constitutional law since 1996.
Latest from Hugh Hewitt

Given his barbarity so far, what if a vengeful Putin wins in Ukraine?

No one can claim shock at the horrors likely to follow a Putin victory. And that's why the West must arm Ukraine until it prevails.

July 12, 2023

Despairing over today’s divisions? Try reading some history.

Having a sense of historical scale is essential for understanding contemporary events. Too many of the loudest voices on social media don't seem to know that.

July 9, 2023

How to fight China’s memory-holing of the Uyghur genocide

My recent experience with a GOP presidential candidate underlines the danger of letting the horrors of Beijing's campaign recede from public consciousness.

July 3, 2023

China’s threat should be a major campaign issue. GOP, are you listening?

A crucial factor will be a vice-presidential candidate who pounds Democrats on the Biden administration's China failures. Here's my shortlist of options.

June 26, 2023

Merrick Garland needs to explain the timing of the Trump indictment

The Justice Department incursion into the democratic process is unprecedented.

June 16, 2023

Why we should ban smartphones in schools

Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt shows why young people's phone use is damaging both their education and mental health.

June 9, 2023

Democracy threatened? Oh, come on. Just ask ancient Rome.

The alarms of recent years are hard to take seriously because they show so little awareness of history and the basis of the nation’s laws and Constitution.

June 5, 2023

They fought the EPA for 16 years — then received Supreme Court vindication

Michael and Chantell Sackett just wanted to build a modest home near a lake in Idaho. Then regulators showed up with an absurd reading of the Clean Water Act.

May 26, 2023

Journalists can’t read Trump supporters’ minds. But they pretend to.

I've seen a lot of media contempt for the former president's supporters over the years, but the response to the CNN town hall was the worst yet.

May 19, 2023

Why McConnell won't take the bait on the debt limit

The minority leader has been pressured to help raise the debt limit and get judicial nominees confirmed. He couldn't have been clearer: No thanks.

May 12, 2023