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Zuckerberg's Conservative Battle: Where There's Smoke, There's Fire

Politics / Lawrence Kudlow /

Mark Zuckerberg and his massive social-media site Facebook have come under strong criticism for allegedly suppressing stories of interest for conservative readers from its influential "trending" news section. Facebook has roughly 1.6 billion users worldwide, 167 million of whom are in the United States. Its "trending" section is therefore a ...Read more

Trump the Disrupter

Politics / Lawrence Kudlow /

Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the GOP House leadership member from Washington state, finally uttered the words I've been waiting to hear with respect to Donald Trump's march on the nation's capital. In an NBC News interview with my pal Luke Russert, she said that Trump is a "disrupter," and we have to learn that that's a good thing.

Perhaps because...Read more

Trump Must Prove That He Can Do the Job

Politics / Lawrence Kudlow /

Donald Trump has swept the primaries and is now the presumptive GOP presidential nominee. His almost unbelievable primary surge -- from New York to Indiana -- was nothing short of breathtaking. He has confounded almost all the pundits and a majority of elected officials.

Going back to last summer, it was Trump's outsized political acumen that...Read more

Growth Anemia: Blame a Collapse in Business Investment

Politics / Lawrence Kudlow /

Lawrence Kudlow is off this week. The following column is by Stephen Moore.

GDP for the first quarter of 2016 came in at a paltry 0.5 percent. That sorry showing follows growth of 1.4 percent and 2 percent in the previous two quarters. If such a thing is possible, the already-anemic economy is actually getting worse.

But even worse than...Read more

How Trump Turned Cruz Into the Establishment Candidate

Politics / Lawrence Kudlow /

Donald Trump's landslide victory in the New York GOP primary was a game-changer. It ended his Wisconsin slump and set the stage for an across-the-board sweep next Tuesday in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Trump's vote count exceeded his pre-primary polling average by nearly 10 percentage points. Perhaps most ...Read more

How Fracking Has Reduced Greenhouse Gases

Politics / Lawrence Kudlow /

Lawrence Kudlow is off this week. The following column is by Stephen Moore.

The U.S. Department of Energy published data last week with some amazing revelations -- so amazing that most Americans will find them hard to believe. As a nation, the United States reduced its carbon emissions by 2 percent from last year. Over the past 14 years,...Read more

Not Just a War on Tax Inversions but Also a War on the Middle Class

Politics / Lawrence Kudlow /

Does the U.S. government want to help American business? Does the administration want to help middle-income wage earners? Does team Obama want to grow the American economy at its historic 3.5 percent long-term trend? Apparently, President Obama's answer to all three questions is "no."

Those are the real issues behind the Treasury's latest ...Read more

Slash Corporate Taxes First, Then Yellen Can Normalize

Politics / Lawrence Kudlow /

Speaking before a packed audience at the prestigious Economic Club of New York, Fed chair Janet Yellen basically announced that there would be no rate hikes for quite some time -- maybe once before year end, maybe not. Her key point was that the global economy is worse today than it was in December, back when the Fed took its target rate up a ...Read more

There Has to Be a Better Way to Pay for Health Care

Politics / Lawrence Kudlow /

Lawrence Kudlow is off this week. The following column is by Stephen Moore.

Late last year, while playing tennis, I reached up to serve and felt a painful pop in my shoulder. The inflammation got worse over the next few months. Now anytime I try to put my arm above my head, pain shoots up my arm. I often wake up at night with an ...Read more

A Response to Jonah Goldberg's Mistaken Claim of My 'Pauline Conversions' on Trump

Politics / Lawrence Kudlow /

My friend Jonah Goldberg has written a column entitled "Conservative Purists Are Capitulating with Support of Trump." In this piece, Jonah goes after me and Stephen Moore for allegedly giving up our free-market principles for what he calls "purely consequentialist reasons." I am not sure of the full meaning of this phrase, but it sounds like ...Read more

Republicans Can Give Workers a $1 Billion Pay Raise

Politics / Lawrence Kudlow /

Lawrence Kudlow is off. The following column is by Stephen Moore.

If Donald Trump's gravity-defying ascendancy has validated anything, it is that for Middle America, jobs and economic security are still the dominant issue. Republicans have talked up tax reform, regulatory relief and fiscal restraint -- and those are all critical to ...Read more

2 Percent Growth Is a Loser for the Angry Middle Class

Politics / Lawrence Kudlow /

The good news is that the economy is growing at 2 percent and that there's no recession in sight (barring a complete collapse of profits). The bad news is that the economy is growing at 2 percent. It's been doing so for nearly 15 years under Democratic and Republican administrations.

Coming off a deep recession, real GDP growth is averaging ...Read more

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