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Steven F. Hayward is the Thomas Smith Distinguished Fellow at the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University in Ohio, where he directs the university’s new honors program in political economy, and is also the William Simon Distinguished Visiting Professor at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Public Policy. He holds a PhD in American Studies and an MA in Government from Claremont Graduate School. For the last decade he was the F.K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow in Law and Economics at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., and a Senior Fellow at the Pacific Research Institute in San Francisco.
Steven Hayward is a conservative writer and journalist covering issues including environmentalism, law, economics, and public policy. He writes daily on the popular PowerLineBlog.com, and frequently serves as a guest host for Bill Bennett's national radio show "Morning in America" on the Salem Broadcasting Network. His newspaper articles have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Chicago Tribune, and dozens of other daily newspapers. He is the author of Index of Leading Environmental Indicators, published in 14 editions, and its successor, the Pacific Research Institute (PRI) publication titled Almanac of Environmental Trends, which is published every year on Earth Day. Hayward is the author of a two-volume narrative history of Ronald Reagan and his effect on American political life, The Age of Reagan: The Fall of the Old Liberal Order, 1964-1980, and The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counter-Revolution, 1980-1989. His most recent book is The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents, From Wilson to Obama.