Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, when in fact the results never change, is one definition of insanity. That goes for economics, too.
Over the past seven and a half years, President Obama has maintained a steady course of burdensome new regulations, significant tax increases and massive federal spending...Read more
Did Hillary Clinton actually propose raising middle-income taxes in a recent speech? The audio suggests she said, "We are going to raise taxes on the middle class," although the prepared remarks indicate she meant, "We aren't going to." Well, these things happen. But the fact remains that Clinton's proposals to raise taxes on so-called rich ...Read more
This economy may be perilously close to recession. That was the message of the second-quarter real GDP report and its meager 1.2 percent growth rate.
Over the past year, real GDP has slipped to a paltry 1.2 percent. Business investment continues to fall. Building and factory construction has dropped sharply. Productivity is flat. The profits ...Read more
Ted Cruz essentially gave a career-ending speech at the GOP convention on Wednesday night.
Cruz's speech was a slap in the face to GOP nominee Donald Trump. "Vote your conscience" is a wonderful-sounding phrase. But we all know what he meant: Don't vote for Donald Trump.
I was in the convention hall and the crowd's reaction was unbelievable....Read more
Donald Trump hit two home runs this week. The first, immediately following the horrific terrorist truck attack in Nice, was his statement in a media interview wherein he said that if elected, he would ask Congress for a declaration of war to combat global terrorism. The second was the inspired selection of Indiana governor Mike Pence to join ...Read more
The original Magna Carta was a charter agreed upon by King John of England in 1215. Its 801st anniversary just passed. So no, I wasn't there. But that charter has become part of an important, iconic and political myth that the deal between an unpopular king and rebellious barons marked the beginning of individual English freedoms, personal ...Read more
Famed investor Wilbur Ross recently told CNBC that "Trump represents a more radical new approach to government that the nation's economy desperately needs." He's right. Trump seeks an overthrow of the establishment. He's a disrupter -- just what we need to fix the economy.
The situation is that desperate.
The last 15 years of economic policy...Read more
Lawrence Kudlow is off. The following is a column by Stephen Moore.
The liberal green groups are celebrating the "victory" of putting America's major coal producers out of business -- to say nothing of the tens of thousands of miners placed in unemployment lines. Several thousand more mining jobs were lost last month.
Now to get their ...Read more
In the Shadows of the Oaks: An Urban TaleFrank Settineri
This is a love story between Sean, Landi and Brenda, the latter who were once best friends and now are indelible enemies.
As their relationships spin out of control the surrounding urban community races out of control, besieged by the murder of a black youth by a white policeman, a ...
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics May job report was a shocker, with nonfarm payrolls up only 38,000 and private jobs up a mere 25,000. A lot of investors and economists are making the case that this was a weird, one-off statistical glitch, and that stronger employment is on the way. They may very well be wrong.
If you smooth out the ...Read more