Jim Pinkerton

served on the White House staff as director of political affairs under President Ronald Reagan and as deputy assistant to the president for policy planning for President George H. W. Bush. In 2008, Pinkerton was a senior advisor to Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaign. He is a fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C. and a former columnist for Newsday.

In this conversation with Rob Long, Jim describes his recent health issues and how it has propelled him into the health care policy debate. It’s a very personal journey and a fascinating conversation.

Pinkerton is the author of “What Comes Next: The End of Big Government and the New Paradigm Ahead” and his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times and USA Today among others.


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