Lawrence Kudlow / Politics

Under the Good Jobs-Report Hood

Good news for the American worker: Employment in June surged 288,000, with a 262,000 gain in the private sector, easily beating the consensus forecast of 215,000 new payrolls. This marks the fifth consecutive monthly increase of 200,000 or more ...

Steve Scalise, a Rising Conservative Star

"Reinvigorating the leadership" is how one senior House staffer described the ascendency of Steve Scalise, the Louisiana Republican who won a first-ballot victory for the position of GOP whip. The staffer went on to portray Scalise as not a member...

David Brat, Right on Free-Market Economics

Listening to David Brat on election night, following his upset win over Eric Cantor in Virginia's seventh congressional district, I heard a principled, free-market, pro-growth individual who is going to make an excellent Republican House member.

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Reclaiming Reagan's Economic Voice

Despite a shrinking economy in the first quarter and outright declines for consumer spending and manufacturing in April, the May jobs report delivered the fourth-straight monthly gain above 200,000, with nonfarm payrolls jumping 217,000. This is ...

Bernanke's Loose Lips

Are Ben Bernanke's loose lips the real cause of surging stocks and plunging interest rates?

Here's the backstory: The so-called smart money on Wall Street had it all wrong. "Sell in May, and go away" was the big theme a month ago. Oops. The broad...