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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

A Growth Message, Not Catfights, Will Propel the GOP to November Victory

Politics / Lawrence Kudlow /

In the week leading up to the New Hampshire primary, a few GOP candidates put forth strong, positive, optimistic messages of economic growth. Donald Trump did it, and it contributed to his landslide. John Kasich did it, and he surged to second place. Jeb Bush put his best growth foot forward, and he nearly took third place. Others, not so much...Read more

Message Matters: Trump Succeeded, Yellen Failed

Politics / Lawrence Kudlow /

Most political reporters are fixated on the presidential horserace rather than the message candidates are sending to voters. Message wins all the time. Message moves polls. Message raises money. Message determines elections.

Most of all, a clear message tells voters what a candidate believes and where he or she wants to take the country.

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Who of the Candidates Has Fairest Tax Plan of All?

Politics / Lawrence Kudlow /

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

With the first real votes being cast in the presidential race Monday, this is an opportune moment to do some last-minute comparison shopping on the candidates' tax reform plans. On this issue there's a lot to cheer about. All the Republican candidates have ...Read more

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